Annual geography lecture series: "Another City is Possible: Advancing Public Scholarship in Geography"

Dr. Dan Trudeau from Macalester College gave a talk entitled, "Another City is Possible: Advancing Public Scholarship in Geography," for the annual geography lecture series.

Dr. Trudeau emphasized the importance of public scholarship, which emerges through the intersection of mass communication, public discussion, and knowledge production, and a geographic perspective for transforming public spaces into places that cultivate diversity and belonging. To illustrate and ground these points, he shared some of his collaborative work in Lake Phalen Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The informative and engaging talk generated a lively Q&A. It was a wonderful event that underscored the power of thinking geographically about public spaces, inclusion, and equity.