Geography and Geographic Information Science
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The interactions of geographic processes have been shown to produce spatial phenomena suited for geographic inquiry; however, the exploration of spatial representation as a means of understanding geographic processes has produced a bifurcated ontology of pattern and process representation.
In this dissertation, I will explore the operation of one American city’s growth coalition as it responds to the reality of global climate change. One of the latest urban reactions to the climate crisis in the last three years is the declaration of a “climate emergency” by cities throughout the United States and the international community.
Capturing spatial co-location patterns—subsets of two or more types of events that are geographically close—is one of the primary interests in spatial analysis because many phenomena are geographically related to each other.