Commissions / Study Groups / Sessions List

National Council for Geographical Education

NCGE1-SP1. America's Energy Treasure Chest: The Geography of Energy in Wyoming

NCGE1-SP2. Intersecting Perspectives: Empowering Students to Navigate Their Word as Geographers and Historians

NCGE1-SP3. Teacher Reflections on the Impact of International Teacher Professional Development Experiences

NCGE1-SP4. Using the National Atlas of Korea: Comprehensive Edition in Developing K6-12 Geography Lesson Plans

NCGE1-SP5. Teaching Movement Through Time and Place: Historical Migration

NCGE1-SP6. Advanced Placement Geographic Information Science and Technology: A Progress Report

NCGE1-SP7. Moving Forward with Migration and Geography Awareness Week

NCGE1-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE



CAG Study Groups

SG1. Canadian Women and Geography Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur les femmes et la géographie

SG1-SP1. Writing as creative practice

SG1-SP2. Research as practice

SG1-SP3. Teaching as political practice

SG1-SP4. Practicing for the job market

SG1-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG2. Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG) / Groupe canadien de recherche en géomorphologie (GCRG)

SG3. Diversity, Migration, Ethnicity and Race Study Group / Groupe de recherche sur la diversité, la migration, l'ethnicité et la race

SG4. Economic Geography Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur la géographie économique

SG4-SP1. Work, Workers, and Workplaces in an Age of Authoritarian Austerity

SG4-SP100 OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG5. Environment and Resources Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur l'environnement et les ressources

SG6. Geographic Education Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur l'éducation géographique

SG6-SP1. Appreciating similarity: sharing understanding / Apprécier nos similarités: partager nos compréhensions

SG6-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG7. Geographic Information Science Study Group (GIS-SIG) / Groupe d'étude sur la science de l'information géographique (GIS-SIG)

SG7-SP1. GIScience: terrestrial environments (e.g., forests, deserts, geology, mountains, caves, built environments)

SG7-SP2. GIScience: aquatic environments (e.g., oceans, coastal regions, lakes, rivers, wetlands).

SG7-SP3. GIScience: social systems (e.g., transportation networks, service delivery, utilities, participatory, VGI)

SG7-SP4. GIScience: development (e.g., theory, logic, algorithms, optimization, visualization, representation)

SG7-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG8. Geographies of Asia Study Group / Groupe d'étude en géographies de l'Asie

SG9. Health and Health Care Study Group / Groupe spécialisé sur la géographie de la santé et des soins de santé

SG9-SP1. Geographies of Global Aging (joint session with IGU Commission on Population Geography)

SG9-SP2. Panel on Geographies of Gloval Aging (joint session with IGU Commission on Population Geography)

SG9-SP3. Access to health care

SG9-SP4. Aging

SG9-SP5. Caregiving

SG9-SP6. Chronic disease

SG9-SP7. Climate change and health

SG9-SP8. Disability 

SG9-SP9. Emerging health risks

SG9-SP10. Environmental determinants of health

SG9-SP11. Global health

SG9-SP12. Health policy and practice

SG9-SP13. Healthcare systems and services

SG9-SP14. Health of marginalized populations

SG9-SP15. Infectious disease

SG9-SP16. Mental health

SG9-SP17. Psycho-social health 

SG9-SP18. Quality of life and well-being

SG9-SP19. Technology and health

SG9-SP20. Theories and methods in medical/health geography

SG9-SP21. Spatial epidemiology

SG9-SP22. Geographies of Wellbeing in Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

SG9-100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG10.  Historical Geography Study Group / Groupe d'étude en géographie historique 


SG11.  Indigenous Peoples Working Group / Groupe de travail sur les peuples autochtones 


SG11-SP1. Indigenous Spatial Capital: Turning Places, Knowledge and Practices Into Mapping Processes / Capital spatial autochtone : transformer les lieux, savoirs et pratiques en processus cartographiques

SG11-SP2. Indigenization of Geography Curricula

SG11-SP3. Indigenous/Extractive Interfaces: Different Experiences

SG11-SP4. Indigenous Peoples Life Projects: Alternatives for Living Well

SG11-SP5. Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas

SG11-100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG11-100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG12.  Marine Studies and Coastal Zone Management Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur la gestion des zones 
maritimes et côtières

SG13. Regroupement des géographes du Québec (Quebec Association of Geographers)

SG14. Rural Geography Study Group / Groupe d'étude sur la géographie rurale


SG15. The Urban Geography Study Group / Groupe d’étude en géographie urbaine

SG15-SP1. Resisting Colonialism From Within: Land, Market, and Urban Planning Processes in SG15-SP2. Indigenous Struggle

SG15-SP3. Sense of Place, Neighbourhood Identities, and Community Formations

SG15-SP4. Urban Geographies of Housing and Home

SG15-SP5. Urban Livelihoods and Politics of Mobility

SG15-SP6. Sharing and the City: Promise and Lapse in the Sharing Economy

SG15-SP7. Planning the City: Canada and beyond

SG15-SP8. Building and Strategizing Canadian Cities

SG15-SP9. Precarious Migration and the Right to the City

SG15-SP10. The Politics of Urban Policy and Redevelopment

SG15-SP11. Law and the City: Property and the Control of Urban Space

SG15-SP12. Shrinking Cities

SG15-SP13. Public Space Beyond the City Centre

SG15-SP14. Midsize Cities: Challenges and Opportunities

SG15-SP15. Geographies of Student Housing and Home

SG15-SP16. Economic Development and Urban Development

SG15-SP17. Emerging and Contemporary Forms of Urban Governance

SG15-SP18. Rethinking responsibility and identity in urban governance and development

SG15-SP19. Food, Justice, & the City

SG15-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

SG16. Tourism and Recreation Study Group / Groupe d'étude en tourisme et loisirs



IGU Commissions & Organized Sessions

C1. Applied Geography


C1-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C2. Biogeography and Biodiversity


C2-SP1. Recent Developments and Expansions in Biogeography

C2-SP2. Conservation of Biodiversity


C2-SP3. Response of Mountain Ecosystems to Climate Change

C2-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C.3 Climatology


C3-SP1. Climate Change: Recent Trends in the Americas

C3-SP2. Natural Hazards and Climate

C3-SP3.  Natural Hazards, Extreme Weather and their Impacts: Memorial Session I of Late Prof. Masatoshi Yoshino

C3-SP4. Current and future tasks of urban planning due to urban climate

C3-SP 5. Urban Climate: Memorial Session II of Late Prof. Masatoshi Yoshino

C3-SP 6. Weather and climate extremes: Increasing (in)security in a changing world

C3-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C4. Coastal Systems


C4-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C5. Cold and High Altitude Regions


C5-SP1. Arctic regions: diversity as a resource for building sustainability

C5-SP2. Lifestyle (and amenity) migrants in cold and high altitude regions

C5.-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C6. Commission on African Studies

C6-SP1. African borders and borderlands


C6-SP2. Africa and climate change


C6-SP3. Africa and natural resource use/management


C6-SP4. African development challenges and trajectories

C6-SP5. Post development geographies in Africa


C6-SP6. Conflict, war and development


C6-SP7. Environmental issues and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

C6-SP8. Migration, development and regional integration

C6-SP9. Water resources management and governance

C6-SP10. Geopolitics and the geographies of war and terrorism

C6-SP11. Population mobilities in Africa / Mobilités des populations en Afrique (joint session with IGU Commission on Population Geography)

C6-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C7. Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering

C7-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C8. Cultural Approach in Geography

C8-SP1. Of Commerce and culture: Shopping places, shopping center and urban landscape in a globalized world / Entre culture et commerce : Lieux du commerce, centre commercial et paysage urbain  dans l’espace-monde 

 C8-SP2. The Geography of Death: Spatial Differences, Diversity and Sustainability / La géographie de la mort : Différences spatiales, diversité et durabilité 

C8-SP3. The Study of Popular Culture(s) in Geography / Culture(s) populaire(s) et Analyse géographique

C8-SP4. Immobilities versus E-mobilities? / Immobilités versus E-mobilités ?

C8-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C9. Dynamics of Economic Spaces


C9-SP1. Dynamics of Economic Spaces


C9-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C10. Environment Evolution


C10-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C11. Gender and Geography


C11-SP1. Placing LGBTQ Urban Activisms I: Place-Making

C11-SP2. Placing LGBTQ Urban Activisms II: Displacements

C11-SP3. The Geopolitics of public debates about sexual harassment. Reverberations around #MeToo and similar campaigns across political and cultural borders (co-sponsored by Commission on Political Geography)

C11-SP4. International Students Quo Vadis? Grasping their Mobilities and Trajectories and the Policies that Shape their Paths (co-sponsored by Commission on Population and Geography.

C11-SP5. Queering Environmental Regulation

C11-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C12. Geographical Education

C12-SP1. Appreciating the difference in geography curriculum and knowledge

C12-SP2. Appreciating and working with difference: pedagogy in geography education

C12-SP3. Valuing difference: assessment in geography education

C12-SP4. Working with difference: geography teacher education

C12-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C13. Geographical Information Science

C13-SP1. Cities, events and technologies or Cities, images and technologies / Villes, images et technologies

C13-SP2. Knowledge and Technology-Based Geographies or Regional growth and the knowledge economy / Croissance régionale et économie de la connaissance

C13-SP3. Innovation and Technology Policies or Territorial public services in digital times/ Les services publics territoriaux à l’heure du numérique

C13-SP4. Geography of innovation and local heritage / Géographie de l'innovation et patrimoine local

C13-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C14. Geography of Gouvernance

C14-SP1 Local government reforms and governance in recent decades: differentiation and harmonization of institutional models and policies

C14-SP2. Government and citizen interaction: formal and informal modes of citizen participation and community engagement in local government policy

C14-SP3. Spatial justice and the Right to the City: local government policies and governance practices sensitive to social and cultural diversity

C14-SP4. The place-based development policy and the role of local government: difference as an advantage in local development

C14-SP5. Planning and governance cultures at the sub-national level – exploring diverging trajectories within and across countries

C14-SP6. Multi-level and transnational governance on the move: unpacking various approaches of governing territorial challenges

C14-SP7. International cooperation networks of local and regional governments: different conditions and common goals

C14-SP8. Secessionist movements in the context of 21st century politics: a local governance perspective

C14-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE


C15. Geography of Information, Innovation and Technology

C15-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE


C16. Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change

C16-SP1. Gender in Tourism Geography / Sexe dans la géographie du tourisme (collaboration between the tourism commission and gender commission)

C16-SP2. Tourism and Difficult Heritage / Tourisme et patrimoine difficile

C16-SP3. Tourism, public policies and the production of space / Tourisme, politiques publiques et production de l'espace

C16-SP4. Tourism Spaces and Collaborative Economies / Espaces touristiques et économies collaboratives

C16-SP5. Revisiting the nexus of tourism and migration: Bridging lifecycle of tourist destinations and life courses of tourists and labour migrants / Revisiter le lien entre tourisme et migration (collaboration between the tourism commission and the globility commission)

C16-SP6. Indigenous peoples and tourism / Peuples autochtones et tourisme

C16-SP7. Tourism, environmental change and sustainability / Tourisme, changement environnemental et durabilité

C16-SP8. Overtourism and Tourism-phobia: Excesses, discontents and measures in global destinations / Overtourisme et tourisme-phobie: excès, mécontentements et mesures dans les destinations mondiales

C16-SP9. Modern Slavery in the Global Tourism Supply Chain: Unveiling Practices and Finding Solutions /  L'esclavage moderne dans la chaîne d'approvisionnement touristique mondiale: dévoiler des pratiques et trouver des solutions

C16-SP10. Nowhere Else: Rethinking Marginal Spaces and their Attractiveness / Nulle part ailleurs : Repenser les espaces marginaux et leur attractivité

C16-SP11. Second-Home Tourism: Heterogeneity, Diversity, and Complexity

C16-SP12.  Shopping, Leisure and Tourism / Commerce, loisir et tourisme

C16-SP13. Service Provision and Rural Sustainability: Infrastructure and Innovation

C16-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C17. Geoheritage

C17.SP-100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C18. Geomorphology and Society

C18-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C19. Global Change and Human Mobility

C19-SP1. Population Mobility in a context of Climate Change and its demographic consequences

C19-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C20. Global Understanding

C20-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C21. Hazard and Risk

C21-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C22. Health and Environment

C22-SP1. Urban Health and Well Being: a system approach (joint session with Commission on Urban Geography)

C22-SP2. Global Health and Planetary Health: Concepts and Evidence

C22-SP3. Urban Environmental Health

C22-SP4. Mental Health

C22-SP5. Health Policy and Systems Research

C22-SP6. Health Equity 

C22-SP7. Climate Change and Health

C22-SP8. Migration and Health

C22-SP100 OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C23. History of Geography

C23-SP1. Culturally or linguistically non-dominant geographies: Obsolescence, fantasy or necessity / Les géographies culturellement ou linguistiquement non dominantes: obsolescence, fantasme ou nécessité?

C23-SP-2. Indigenous Spatial Capital: Turning Places, Knowledge and Practices Into Mapping Processes / Capital spatial autochtone : transformer les lieux, savoirs et pratiques en processus cartographiques

C23-SP-3. Theoretical geographies: The contribution of geography to social theory and the production of geographical concepts / Géographies théoriques : L’apport de la géographie aux théories sociales et la production de concepts géographiques

C23-SP4. Revisiting Paul Vidal de la Blache’s thought / Revisiter la pensée de Paul Vidal de la Blache

C23-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C24. Islands


C24-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C25. Karst


C25-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C26. Land Degradation and Desertification

C26-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C27. Land Use and Land Cover Change

C27-SP1. Contemporary trends in Land Use and Land Cover identification and assessment

C27-SP2. Land Use data sources from 19th century

C27-SP3. Transportation and Land Use interactions

C27-SP4. Land Use and Land Cover Change studies on global/continental level

C27-SP5. Drivers of Land Use and Land Cover Change in rural areas

C27-SP6. Drivers of Land Use and Land Cover Change in (sub)urban areas

C27-SP7. Land Use and Land Cover Change on Mediterranean Islands

C27-SP8. River and Floodplain Restoration: Drivers of Change and Implications for Land Cover

C27-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C28. Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning

C28-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C29. Latin American Studies


C29-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C30. Local and Regional Development

C30-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C31. Marginalization, Globalization, and Regional and Local Responses

C31-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C32. Mediterranean Basin

C32-SP1. Geographies of encounters and lived difference

C32-SP2. The Mediterranean, Europe and the new Silk Roads: potentiality and criticality / La Méditerranée, l'Europe et les nouvelles Routes de la soie : potentialités et criticités

C32-SP3. Mediterranean geographies: miscellanea

C32-SP4. Geographies of encounters and lived difference

C32-SP5. Young Scholars sessions: presenting and discussing Master, PhD project and dissertation

C32-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C33. Modeling Geographical Systems

C33-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C34. Political Geography

C34-SP1. Linguistic diversity, mobility and inclusion: Old and new political and cultural geographies of linguist difference

C34-SP2. The populism-nationalism nexus and political geographic (dis)order.

C34-SP3. New Policies and Legislation to Bring About Transformative Global Changes

C34-SP4. The Geopolitics of public debates about sexual harassment. Reverberations around #MeToo and similar campaigns across political and cultural borders (co-sponsored by Commission on Gender and Geography)

C34-SP5. Seas of difference: political and cultural geographies of the seas and international waters

C34-SP6. A Century after the Great War: Political Geographies of the Peace Treaties

C34-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C35. Population Geography


C35-SP1. Population Mobility in a context of Climate Change and its demographic consequences

C35-SP2. International Students Quo Vadis? Grasping their Mobilities and Trajectories and the Policies that Shape their Paths

C35-SP3. Refugee migration: Policies and practices in multi-scale perspectives

C35-SP4. Understanding processes of population change and migration

C35-SP5. Geographies of Global Aging (joint session with CAG Health and Health Care Study Group)

C35-SP6. Panel on Geographies of Global Aging (joint session with CAG Health and Health Care Study Group)

C35-SP7. Population mobilities in Africa / Mobilités des populations en Afrique (joint session with IGU Commission on African Studies)

C35-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C36. Sustainability of Rural Systems


C36-SP1. Rural Migration and Community Change

C36-SP2. Rural Borderlands

C36-SP3. Rural Land Resources and Agricultural Change

C36-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C37. Toponymy (Jointly with International Cartographic Association)

C37-SP1. Place names as means of structuring geographical space

C37-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C38. Transport and Geography


C38-SP1. Big Data for Mobilities Studies: Applications and Critical Perspectives

C38-SP2. Relationships between airline networks, distance and technological change

C38-SP3. Effects of transport investment on regeneration and social inclusion

C38-SP4. Impacts of High Speed Rail

C38-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C39. Commission on Urban Geography

C39-SP1. Complex Urban Systems and processes of cities’ transformation

C39-SP2. Technological innovations, creative activities in cities

C39-SP3. Innovative, smart building and transportation in cities

C39-SP4. Polycentrism, small and medium size cities

C39-SP5. Sustainable to resilient cities


C39-SP6. Shrinking and aging Cities


C39-SP7. Urban Governance, planning and participative democracy

C39-SP8. Contested Social Spaces


C39-SP9. Subjective/Objective well-being in cities


C39-SP10. Urban Heritage and Conservation


C39-SP11. New concepts and methods in urban studies


C39-SP12. Urban Health and Well Being: a system approach

C39-SP13. Mega-events as a new global norm – (Re)development, Security, Cultural Policy

C39-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

C40. Water Sustainability


C40-SP1. Hydrological processes between fire and ice

C40-SP2. Humans and water: managing the impacts 

C40-SP4. Water-Energy-Food Nexus

C40-SP5. Water, Demography and Health

C40-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE 

C41. Young and Early-Career Geographers Task Force

C41-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE 

C42. Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability

C42-SP1. Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability

C42-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE

TF2. Centennial and Sesquicentennial Task Force

TF2-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE 

TF3. Young and Early-Career Geographers Task Force

TF3-SP100. OPEN SESSION / SESSION OUVERTE