Faculty Using Web 2.0 to Show Images

<p> <span style="font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: small"> </span> </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> <span style="font-size: small"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman">Lately as I’ve been trying to help students find information for papers and classes, I’ve stumbled across a few new examples of faculty using the web to give others access to visual data from their research. <br /> </span></span> </p>

February 1, 2012, 3:54 PM PST

By Ann Forsyth

Lately as I've been trying to help students find information
for papers and classes, I've stumbled across a few new examples of faculty
using the web to give others access to visual data from their research.

Blake Gumprecht, a geographer at the University of New
Hampshire, and author of many works on college towns, provides a number of sets
of images of his research sites on Flickr
He also has a nicely arranged group of places:
Of course you can just search Flickr or Google Images but these kinds of
curated collections are really useful.

Martin Krieger, a planning professor at USC, has a web site
featuring his images from his urban tomographies program:
It features a slide show of over 100 images plus maps and more. Not sure what
urban tomography is? Go to:

Not specifically about planning or research, but the best thing I've
found on YouTube lately, is a set of videos on how to study effectively,
featuring Dr. Stephen Chew an expert in the psychology of learning:
Aimed at undergraduates there is much to learn from these videos even for more
mature learners, such as those involved in continuing education. (I was put
onto the set by a blog post at the Chronicle of Higher Education:
http://chronicle.com/article/MetacognitionStudent/130327/--it may need a subscription).

I'm the director of
the undergraduate urban studies program at Cornell so in coming months I'm
going to be blogging a bit more about issues of relevance to undergraduates in
planning and related areas. My own image collection is gradually going online at

Ann Forsyth

Trained in planning and architecture, Ann Forsyth is a professor of urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. From 2007-2012 she was a professor of city and regional planning at Cornell.

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