Population Trends and Demography

Seeing the Big Picture on Urbanization

The United Nations Population Division recently updated one of their signature products: the World Urbanization Prospects. By 2050, the world’s urban population is projected to grow by 2.5 billion people, with almost 90 percent of that growth expected to be … Continue Reading

State By State, Abortion Access is Under Attack

Since Roe V. Wade legalized abortion at the federal level in 1973, states have had control in regulating abortion access. Over the last few decades, many states have increasingly restricted abortion access through legislation. We hear about challenges to existing … Continue Reading

Is the Mainstreaming of Maps Compromising Their Quality?

Have you noticed an increasing number of maps in mainstream media channels and on the internet over the past few years? I’ve seen maps pop up everywhere as a part of data visualization, data revolution, and open source technology movements. … Continue Reading

Environment

Global Forest Watch Empowers Advocates With Invaluable Data

High-quality and timely data is critical to evidence-based advocacy. Unfortunately, it is also often hard to come by. That’s why I am grateful to have discovered the World Resources Institute’s new Global Forest Watch platform, which provides precisely the kind of … Continue Reading

Stories Without Words GIS Day Highlights the Power of Maps

Today is a day to celebrate folks, because today is GIS Day.  As a GIS (geographic information systems) specialist, this day undoubtedly excites me more than it does most people.  But, it is my hope that through my new monthly … Continue Reading

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A Global Call for Safe Abortion

For the past two decades, activists in Latin America and the Caribbean have designated September 28th as a day to call for access to legal and safe abortion. In 2011, they were joined by a network of abortion advocates from … Continue Reading