The COVID-19 situation we face today is a complex one. This shows how human and physical elements of Geography are vital to epidemiology. Geographic approaches are key to allowing us to locate, monitor, and plan for COVID-19. Here are some examples of what Government departments across have been doing.
Local government requires approaches that take into account spatial distributions. However, you would be hard pushed to find someone in local government with "Geographer" in their job title. The Government Geography Profession is open to all public servants, not just civil servants, so the profession's leadership team wants to meet the needs of geographers in local government. This post outlines how to profession can help.
Shortlisted nominees for the 2020 Geography in Government awards have been announce. For “Excellence in Local Government” the nominees are Croydon Growth Zone, the West Midlands Regional Transport Coordination Centre and Westminster City Council.