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John Rennie Short

John Rennie Short

John Rennie Short is an expert on urban issues, environmental concerns, globalization, political geography and the history of cartography. He has studied cities around the world, and lectured to a variety of audiences. Recent books include Urban Theory (2015, 2nd ed.), Human Geography: A Short Introduction (2014), Stress Testing The USA (2013), Cities and Nature (2013, 2nd ed.) and Globalization, Modernity and The City (2012).

Before coming to UMBC in 2002, he was a Professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. From 1978 to 1990 he taught at the University of Reading UK. He has held visiting appointments as Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University, as the Erasmus Professor at Groningen University and as the Leverhulme Professor at Loughborough University. Among his research fellowships are the Vietor Fellowship to the Beinecke Library at Yale University, the Dibner Fellowship at the Smithsonian, the Kono Fellowship at the Huntington Library and the Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society.

US Election Series

The 'legitimation' crisis in the US: Why have Americans lost trust in government?

Oct 21, 2016 18:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Elections normally decide who is to govern. This upcoming election is about the very legitimacy of the system. At the final presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump made the remarkable statement that he...

Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation?

Apr 01, 2016 16:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Officials in Washington, D.C. said this week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to maintenance is no longer sufficient. The disclosure follows a...

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Economy

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

Politics

Is Joe Biden overshadowed by Donald Trump in air time during coronavirus crisis?

Despite the coronavirus forcing electoral proceedings to go down other routes, and a shift in priorities as the pandemic grows worse in the United States, it appears that the odds are against Joe Bidens favor. The former...

Donald Trump's campaign team asks Jeff Sessions to stop using his name in his Senate campaign

Former attorney general Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump are not exactly on the best of terms, but Sessions appears to be determined to win a seat at the US Senate. This led the Trump campaign to send the Senate...

Melania Trump sends well-wishes to Canada's First Lady after recovering from coronavirus

Although the number of coronavirus cases in the affected countries has skyrocketed, there is also an increasing number of people who recover from it. Recently, First Lady Melania Trump checked in on Canadas First Lady,...

Melania Trump calls for people to honor the military and their families this month

Melania Trump reminded the public about the Military Child Month and told everyone not to forget about them especially in this time of crisis. The FLOTUS is a known supporter of the army and their families, and through the...

Science

Asteroids alert: NASA releases image of asteroids Lina and Klotho in the asteroid belt

While there are asteroids that are relatively smaller, there are asteroids that are a lot larger, and then there are asteroids that are large enough to destroy an entire continent. NASA recently shared a photo of two major...

NASA: Hubble telescope detects proof of the "missing link" of black holes

Black holes have been a mystery to scientists for a long time, and it has taken just as long to further understand these celestial objects. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope managed to detect what may be the missing...

Scientists notice the increasing size of comet ATLAS as it approaches the Solar System

Not much is known about the incoming comet known as ATLAS, but scientists have recently kept tabs on this cosmic object as it gets closer to the sun. One observation was that the atmosphere of the comet has been growing...

Another solar storm expected to hit Earth over the weekend

The end of March saw the Earth getting affected by a solar storm. A new report reveals that the planet will experience yet another solar storm that would take place over the weekend. Express reports that the suns...

Technology

iOS 14 to arrive with major iCloud Keychain upgrades

Apple might soon convince iOS 14 users there is no need to install third-party password managers. The upcoming mobile operating system is now expected to deploy significant improvements to the iCloud Keychain. iOS 14 to...

Pixelbook 2 spotted on Geekbench with an AMD Ryzen processor?

Chromebooks enthusiasts have been waiting for a while for Google to unveil the direct follow-up to its tablet-laptop hybrid that the rumor mill has been calling the Pixelbook 2. If a recent benchmark test result is to be...

Over-ear AirPods could be announced at the WWDC 2020 in June

Apples annual Worldwide Developers Conference is primarily held to announce all the upcoming operating system updates and other software products the company has in store. It is not uncommon for the company to use this...

PlayStation 5: the specs are great but there's a flaw and here it is

PlayStation 5 is making gamers excited for its launch as Sony continues to release details about its upcoming gaming console. In recent months, the specifications and hardware details were already revealed and since they...
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