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Doug Specht speaks to MIT Technology Review about Saudi Arabia’s ‘sci-fi’ megacity

In early 2021, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced that the country would build a new city. This city, dubbed ‘the line’ would be 170 kilometre […]

13 December 2022
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Call for Papers: Ethics of the digital

This call for papers relates to the Ethics of the Digital Conference organised by the Digital Geography Research Group of the RGS, and hosted at the University of Westminster […]

13 December 2022
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CALL FOR PAPERS for a Special Issue of The Cartographic Journal: “Geospatial Ethics: New Directions and Global Challenges”

Editors: Alexander Kent, Doug Specht and Aileen Buckley Ethics has long been a concern of academic geography, with scholars such as Harvey, Lefebvre, Massey and Butler noting how geographical […]

13 December 2022
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Teaching geospatial ethics: Doug Specht writes for Maplines

Doug Specht has written for Maplines Magazine on teaching geospatial ethics in schools and universities. Specht, who is a chartered geographer of the Royal Geographical Society, uses the article […]

13 December 2022
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Doug Specht appointed to Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Geography

Doug Specht, senior lecturer and director of teaching and learning in the school of media and communication, has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal […]

13 December 2022
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Doug Specht speaks to Publimetro about El Salvador’s latest gang crack down.

Following El Salvador’s judicial assembly declaring a 30-day state of emergency in response to gang violence at the start of April, Doug Specht spoke to Mexico’s Publimetro about how […]

13 December 2022
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School of Media and Communication launches first of a range of resources with the Royal Geographical Society on the responsible use of location data

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching, Learning and Quality Assurance, has led on the creation of a range of resources for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). The […]

13 December 2022
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Doug Specht discusses responsible and ethical use of location data for the RGS Ask a Geographer Podcast

Doug Specht has recently spoken to the Royal Geographical Society’s Ask the Geographer podcast about the responsible and ethical use of location data. In the wide ranging discussion on […]

13 December 2022
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Doug Specht delivers keynote speech about making equality in maps at Government Geography Profession annual conference

Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Media and Communication, gave a keynote speech about seeing and making equality through maps at […]

13 December 2022
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Doug Specht speaks on mapping and open data at the 2021 OpenData.ch Forum

Last week Doug Specht was invited to speak at the OpenData.ch/2021 Forum. The Forum brought together experts and the curious to learn and exchange the newest findings around Open […]

13 December 2022
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