Electronic Media by and about John Rennie Short

John Rennie Short Video and Audio Appearances

Published on Feb 12, 2016
CityU Urban Research Group Sharing Session 12/15 - John R. Short, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland (UMBC), speaks on Urban Resurgency and Suburban Decline in the US.

January 9, 2015 - "What students take away from Short’s Human Geography course." John Rennie Short explores how his students develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of crucial human geography issues such as globalization."

Published on Jan 9, 2015 John Rennie Short names the cultural topics explored in Human Geography: A Short Introduction.

January 9, 2015 - The value of brevity - John Rennie Short expands on the value of a focused human geography text book.

January 9, 2015 - The Definition of Human Geography - John Rennie Short defines the study of human geography as both a social and physical science.

Stress testing is a long established procedure that is used to show how a system responds to pressure and, if carried far enough, a system's weak spots. Stress Testing the USA applies this original approach to four major disasters that befell the United States in the first decade of the twenty first century: the invasion of Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the financial meltdown, and the BP oil spill. John Rennie Short, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), provides a compelling narrative of each event that summarizes the main findings but also reveals the connections between them, and ultimately, the deep stresses that fracture the nation today. Illuminating and relevant, "Stress Testing the USA" is a guide to what ails the United States and what needs to be done to fix it that proves essential to any scholar of public policy, current affairs, or disaster management.

Explore the paranormal and the mapping of the New World as John Rennie Short, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Dr. Stephen Braude, chair of UMBC's Department of Philosophy, discuss their recently published books. Examine the crucial role that indigenous people played in the mapping of the New World as Short elaborates on his book "Cartographic Encounters," and journey through the paranormals of everyday life as Braude talks about his personal otherworldly experiences outlined in his book, "The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations.

Radio New Zealand

Originally aired on This Way Up, Saturday 9 November 2013, Radio New Zealand introduced the program, this way*, "Professor John Rennie Short reckons we should hold the Olympics in the same place every 4 years. He wants to introduce a permanent Olympics venue, on an island."
(*pun intended)

John Rennie Short, professor of public policy at UMBC, discusses his book "Korea: A Cartographic History" (2012), a beautifully illustrated introduction to Korea through six hundred years of maps. In this video, he briefly touches on two contemporary cartographic controversies explored in the book: usage of the names Donghae/Sea of Japan and Dokdo/Takeshima, and how those disputes illustrate the complex relationship between Korea and Japan.

November 19, 2014 - "The Incomparable Excitement of Geography" - John Rennie Short explains why he wrote "Human Geography: A Short Introduction."

November 19, 2014 - Geography careers - John Rennie Short discusses the many career possibilities geography students have upon graduating.

Nov 19, 2014 - Urban issues in Human Geography - John Rennie Short explores why he made urban issues a priority in "Human Geography: A Short Introduction."

November 19, 2014 - Population issues in Human Geography; discussion of demographic transition in a geographic way - John Rennie Short explains why he chooses to emphasize population and overpopulation in his text, Human Geography.

Nov 12, 2014 - "Now or a younger me..." John Rennie Short discusses his most interesting geography research projects.

Nov 12, 2014 - The study of Human Geography in the contemporary world - John Rennie Short discusses why it is important to study human geography now more than ever.

November 12, 2014 - John Rennie Short discusses current controversies in the human geography discipline as explored in his text Human Geography.

October 28, 2014 - John Rennie Short discusses the importance of education in navigating the constantly changing contemporary world.

October 28, 2014 - John Rennie Short discusses the importance of education in navigating the constantly changing contemporary world.

Oct 28, 2014 - John Rennie Short discusses his decision to pursue a career in the study of geography.

Oct 28, 2014 - Global realities and the construction and maintenance of place in Human Geography - John Rennie Short discusses how global realities such as cosmopolitanism and rural decline impact the construction and maintenance of different places as they are explored in Human Geography: A Short Introduction.

Oct 28, 2014 - - "It's compulsive behavior; I don't do it to annoy people." John Rennie Short discusses the writing process as well as his personal aim towards crisp prose that does not sacrifice nuanced argument.

Oct 28, 2014 - "Inside or Outside Your Bubble" - John Rennie Short discusses how travel impacts one’s awareness of the world as well as one’s understanding of home.

Oct 28, 2014 "The world is not quite as flat in a number of ways... with valleys and inaccessible peaks." - John Rennie Short discusses the patterns and processes of globalization in the contemporary world as it is explored in "Human Geography: A Short Introduction."

Oct 28, 2014 - "Geographical diffusions versus a backlash to globalization." John Rennie Short discusses the varied cultural practices of global integration in the contemporary world as it is explored in Human Geography: A Short Introduction.

"Geographical Imagination - The Inspiration for Human Geography" - John Rennie Short describes his inspiration for writing Human Geography: A Short Introduction, focusing on capturing student excitement and fulfilling the demand for a concise human geography text that is both interesting and informative.

John Rennie Short - Winter+Spring 2012 Baumer Lecture Series #16 - Ohio State University - "Changing Cities, Suburban Sprawl, Urban Resurgence, Urban Landscape"

John Rennie Short Ohio State Univerisy

May 23, 2012 - "All that is solid melts into air... restlessness and dynamism." Changing urban realities since 1970 in the U.S. Steady decline cities; continuous increase cities; growth interrupted cities; slowly resurgent cities.

Feb 15, 2011 - "Urban Primacy - The *800-Pound City" - Hyper-primacy; the consequences of imbalanced population size and how it develops.

Feb 15, 2011 - Beyond the city limits; central city decline. Inner ring of suburbs versus outer "exurbs."