By Michael Pacione
Utilized Geography bargains an invaluabel advent to worthwhile examine in actual, environmental and human geography and gives a brand new concentration and reference aspect for investigating and knowing problem-orientated examine.
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The importance (or usefulness) of inculcating mutual understanding through applied research is seen most clearly in situations where it is lacking—for example within cities, where the stereotyping of areas and social groups can lead to social tension, isolation and conflict. The third route to knowledge, via realist science, builds on the foundations of mutual understanding promoted by historical-hermeneutic or humanistic science and seeks to promote real understanding for people of their position within the socio-political structure and of the factors that condition their lifestyles and living environments.
In one of the earliest published references to applied geography, Keltie (1890) sought to demonstrate the importance of geographical knowledge for history and especially industry, commerce and colonisation. Similarly, in North America the early efforts of the American Geographical Society at the turn of the century supported exploration and expeditions in the hope of producing ‘not only new scientific data but facts of practical use to the merchant or missionary’ (Wright 1952: p. 69). Geddes (1915), who was both the founding father of planning and an advocate and exponent of applied geography based on his dictum of ‘survey before action’.
Applied Geography: Principles and Practice by Michael Pacione