Population Geography

Population geography is the study of how topography and geography affects population distribution, composition, migration, and development.

An AI drawing of a cite with buildings organized in circles.

Using AI to Design Cities

Mark Altaweel

Researchers now are trying to use artificial intelligence techniques, including deep reinforcement learning, to design more efficient and sustainable urban spaces.

Shaded relief map with yellows and greens to show the change with every US Census for the mean center of population which is shown as red dots.

Population Center of the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau maps out the mean and median population centers in the United States.

Satellite image of an algae bloom off the coast of New York and New Jersey, August 3, 2015.

Geography of Sewage Contamination in the Ocean

Elizabeth Borneman

80% of the sewage produced by the global population makes its way into the world’s oceans untreated.

A cabin in a wildland-urban interface. Photo: Glacier National Park, National Park Service, public domain.

The Wildland-Urban Interface is Growing in the United States

Julian Marks

More people in the United States are moving from urban areas into more natural landscapes.

Map of Mongolia. Source: CIA, 1996.

Which Country is the Least Densely Populated?

Caitlin Dempsey

Found out which country is the least densely populated and which territory is the least densely populated in the world.

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