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On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, you wrote:

> In light of the course, what is the significance of time geography?  I
> know this came up in class a bit but it was never really explained.  I'm
> assuming that this is one of the topics that weren't part of the class and
> in my discussion, I have no direction on what to say about this topic.  > 
> 
> Also, I'm under the assumption that I can make corrections to all three
> papers.  I would like your comments on what I can do to improve my first
> paper.  
> Thank you,


Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 22:25:12 -0800 (PST)
From: Gunter Krumme 
Subject: Re: time geography

There is a broad meaning of time geography and the role of time in
everything we have covered in 450: While our models were "static", we
learned how to use them to explore changes in location and land use.
Think about the role of time in investments, uncertainty, turbulence etc.
Time geography in a narrow sense relates to the work of Haegerstrand and
others. I cover that in Geog207, seldom in 450. You can look it up in
Johnston's Dictionary...

Otherwise, I assume your last paper is your "best effort". For the
other paper(s), just edit it/them very carefully. Otherwise,
check whether my general class-comments related to papers are
incorporated, that the paper has a well introduced "focus" and an
appropriate structure. Your focus on Central Place theory and retail is,
as I pointed out in class repeatedly, very/too broad. You could expand on 
your discussion of "threshold" a bit and isolate the variables which are
responsible for this equilibrium. One of the most important objectives of
this paper writing effort was to differentiate sub-facets in a way which
is useful for the preparation of empirical research: What are you looking
for when you try to research market thresholds for different kinds of
retail activities?
							GK


On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, you wrote: > I have a few questions pertaining to the test and paper 3 > > 1. For our take home part of the test: does "proofreading" just mean us > fixing grammatical/spelling/structure, or do you want an advance copy to > look at before the test? > > 2. Is there going to be a question on the test about the chapter we read > in the industrial location book? > > 3. What parts of my paper three need correcting, and what do I need to do > about it? > > Thanks! Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 17:12:02 -0800 (PST) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: 3 Questions 1. Proofreading means YOUR proofreading. I get it early enough. 2. All required readings are 'fair game' for the finals. 3. This is my last chance to insist that you submit at least one paper with bibliographic references IN THE TEXT. Have you ever heard of "footnotes"? I know you are trying to be original, but our task was to start off with and discuss established ideas before applying them to new contexts. Have a look at an academic journal (like the AAG Annals or "Economic Geography" or whatever) as to how this is done. We do not want to 'reinvent the wheel', thus we build on what is there already and are totally up-front as to where the ideas are coming from. We want to make it easy for readers to trace the sources and to be able to make a judgment as to the correct use of the specific literature. Example within the text: (Friedman, 1992, p.49) may refer to a specific place of the entry in the bibliography: Fred Friedman, "Thoughts in Geography," Journal of Geography, Vol.4, No.3, July 1992, pp.40-55. GK


On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, you wrote: > Dear Dr. Krumme, > > I have a questions about flexibility and adaptability. > According to the webpage, adaptability means "adjustment through simple > alterations, no additional investments needed" while flexibility means > "the creation of adjustment possibilities through initial > planning of subsequent investments in response to new information". > > Could you give me an example? And I cannot link three kinds of location > flexibility to the above explanation of general flexibility (is additional > investment necessary in case of In-situ flexibility?) > Thank you.. Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:50:09 -0800 (PST) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: G450 If you have a building which can be modified (or the productive floor space be expanded) with minimal alterations, that would be "adaptability" If you have a building with an adjacent piece of real estate on which the original building can be expanded, that would be "flexibility". In general, the same applies to "locational flexibility/adaptability" except that locational adaptability is more difficult to achieve due to the more long-run nature of locational changes. Here the multi-locational organizations MAY have advantages since they can "shift" and pick existing locations (and their adaptability) more readily. 3 kinds? You probably mean: short-run (adaptability) medium-run (in-situ flexibility) long-run (plan for new locations) Multi-locational firms often have advantages by being able to utilize locationally differentiated adjustment abilities and thereby cut the leadtimes additionally (by being able to make appropriate adjustments with less additional investment or location-planning activities than single location firms and/or by bundling adjustment abilities at specific locations). G.K.


On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, you wrote: > Dear Dr. Krumme, > Concerning the take-home exam, what do you mean by "review these few > pages"? Do you want me to summarize and analyze every topic in week 1? Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 18:48:06 -0800 (PST) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: G450 "Review" in this case (given the length limitations) should mean a relatively brief summary (of the "location Theory" entry) organized on the basis of a mix of your and Johnston's terms, and possibly picking out any point you want to argue with or you find remarkable... unless, of course, you plan to cover that in the next part of your answer... It is really up to you to decide how long this (review) introduction to the more important 2nd part should be. GK


Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 08:30:34 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time) From: Richard Roth Subject: Undergraduate Research Symposium Dear Faculty: As your students prepare their final individual and group projects and presentations this quarter, remember that it's not too early to start recruiting and encouraging students to present at our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held next June 1. We offer cash prizes for best individual and group presentations, and can offer students web space now to save their current good work. Thanks. Tim Nyerges & Rick Roth =========================================================================== =========================================================================== Richard Roth rroth@u.washington.edu Assistant to the Chair voice: 206.543.3246 Department of Geography fax: 206.543.3313 University of Washington Smith Hall, Room 415-B Box 353550 Seattle, WA 98195 http://staff.washington.edu/rroth


On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, you wrote: > While doing my research, I came across some interesting subjects and have > narrowed down my topic to: > How uncertainty in investment due to sensitivity to inflation affects > location. > This topic is of a great interest to me. However, I'm a bit worried that > amount of information I will be able to find is limited for this. I > haven't had too much luck finding much so far. > Can you help me with some of the keywords I could use in searching for > references for this topic? > Thanks Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:24:36 -0800 (PST) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: topic You have to give me the titles of the literature which you have found already and the search modes you have used.... Otherwise, I do not know where you are in your research. I also need to know what kind of "investments" you are talking about when you make the connection to inflation and location. When "things" become too difficult, always retreat to some "firm ground" under your feet. Maybe go back to "uncertainty" and make the connection to location first. Then, maybe, you can expand towards whatever you understand by "investments". What kinds of uncertainty are you dealing with when you make these connections? Differentiate and "itemize"! Which uncertainties are particularly important for retailing? Don't try too much. This is a class in location theory. G.K.


On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, you wrote: > I'm having a very difficult time finding resources for the garbage can > model but in the process I found some books that pertain to decision > theory and organizational theory. Are these helpful in understanding the > GCM? Can you suggest some keywords I could use to look up some resources > on the GCM? I was also thinking about diverting away from my original > idea and doing a paper on decision theory. What do you think? I'll plan > on talking to you after class tomorrow. > Thanks Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 13:41:36 -0800 (PST) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: paper 2 It is difficult to give advice without knowing which search systems you have used: e.g. have you used the "Expanded Academic Index" or the "Web of science citation databases"? Both can be found here: http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/Geography/coreindex.html If you find some other starting point in the organizational or decision-theoretical literature which appears geographically more interesting and relevant to your own interests, go for it. Key words for your GCM search: avoidance, ambiguity, cognitive bias, uncertainty, information clarity, organizational anarchy, multiplicity of goals, etc. I assume you have "visited" the references cited under "garbage cans" in our glossary? G.K


In response to one of Tuesday's questions: Select your specific principle or theory for your second paper from this list of "traditions" starting at: "2.Uncertain & Turbulent Behavioral & Organizational Environments". Alternatively, you can make a one-paragraph suggestion as to the specific focus of your paper, but only if you submit it by this Friday (with my response to follow within 24 hours). What remains important is that the focus is concerned with a concept, principle or theory which does not belong to the group of partial equilibrium, optimizing theories which were part of the alternatives for paper #1. The 3-4 sentence statement which was due on Nov. 7 remains due (for all). Those of you who have not yet provided the theoretical detail of your proposal, which the requirement of "3-4 sentences" implies, are asked to make another attempt at it. The discussion page remains open...


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COLLOQUIUM


SPEAKER:	Mary Baker, Stanford University

TITLE:		Communications for Mobile People
DATE:		Thursday, November 2, 2000
TIME:		3:30 pm
PLACE:		134 Sieg Hall
HOST:		Linda Shapiro

ABSTRACT:
People are the outsiders in the current communications 
revolution.  Computer hosts, pager terminals, and telephones are
addressable entities throughout the Internet and telephony systems. Human
beings, however, still need application-specific tricks to be identified,
like email addresses, telephone numbers, and ICQ IDs. The key challenge
today is to find people and communicate with them personally, as opposed
to communicating merely with their possibly inaccessible machines---cell
phones that are turned off, or PCs on faraway desktops.

The main goal of the Mobile People and IdentiScape projects is to put the
person, rather than the devices that the person uses, at the endpoints of
a communication session. The Mobile People Architecture introduces the
concept of routing between people. To that effect, we define the Personal
Proxy, which maintains the list of devices or applications through which a
person is currently accessible and dispatches the communications
appropriately, filtering out undesired communications and converting
communications into a format that the recipient can make use of
immediately. It does all this while protecting the location privacy of the
recipient from the message sender and allowing the easy integration of new
application protocols.  The IdentiScape project introduces a name service
that allows us to name people across all online applications in a unique,
robust, and historically persistent manner.

*NOTE* This lecture will be broadcast live via the Internet. See
http://www.cs.washington.edu/news/colloq.info.html for more information.


Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:40:18 -0700 (PDT) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: matrix exercise/midterm On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, you wrote: > Prof. Krumme, > I was wondering if we could meet sometime on Tuesday before 11:30 to > discuss the matrix exercise. I don't quite understand how it works. Was > also wondering about what needed to be done to revise my midterm. Do I > just need to re write the parts that I got incorrect? Maybe if it's > possible to explain some of this stuff via e-mail we might not have to > meet on Tuesday. Your time is much appreciated! > > Thanks Krumme's Response: I will be available after 10:30 on Tuesday if you wish to see me. Exercise: The exercise asks you to solve the problem by establishing a payoff matrix for the different configurations: alternative locations and 2 actors: big and small. I am happy to help you by email... but you have to make a start... then you ask questions which help you along. Midterm: I want you to learn from your outright mistakes as well as to improve on what you have already done -- throughout the quarter. Thus, you could, if you wish, rewrite the most "improvable" parts of your midterm and post them on a Webpage (connected or unconnected) and then tell me about it (by email). I would be happy to go over it. At the end (of the quarter), I have a full Web picture of your writing, responses to my comments, corrections and (mostly) your understanding. G.K.


From krumme@u.washington.edu Wed Oct 18 22:52:46 2000 Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 19:40:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: Midterm Questions I will try to answer your questions one by one.... In general, I recommend the use of the glossary (http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/gloss/) G.K. On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, you wrote: > Prof. Krumme, > > 1. Can localization be described to some extent as the opposite of > globalization. Localization deals with local economics, culture and > standards of living. If this is the case, where should I look to find the > difference between urbanization and localization? Hoover and others have made the distinction between localization economies (savings/cost reductions=economies resulting from agglomeration of similar activites) and urbanization economies (see: http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/gloss/u.html) Then there are "locality" studies which deal with local culture, "place", and "milieu" etc. But the term "localization" has not been used in this context -- as far as I know. However, you are correct in implying that "globalization" refers to processes of international dispersion (of commerce, influence, etc.) while localization refers to spatial concentration.... > 2. Distant elasticity- My understanding of distant elasticity is comprised > of a response to prices, How far is a consumer willing to travel for > goods? Fact 1-as a person moves away from the market the distance to > another market decreases. Fact 2-no matter what the cost is a person > still may not travel the distance. ***Is this pretty clear? As a general definition, distance elasticity is simply the behavioral response to distance. In more specific terms, we would relate it to purchasing goods or services...: The extent to which demand decreases with increasing transfer/transport costs. Why does this happen? People may not have/may not want to spend the money for the high transport costs, may forego the pleasure, may have other options/ alternative ways of spending the money (on substitutes), may consider visiting the competitor, possibly at a closer location etc. > > 3.Production function- The production function deals with all of the > inputs necessary for an output. Each ingredient is important and the > relationship is linear.****Is this correct? > This is correct for linear production functions (as assumed in Weber's theory). Moses looked at non-linear function allowing for substitution and scale economies. > 4.Isodopane- equal aggregate transport costs. ***Is this a sufficient > definition? This is the most that I got out of the concept. This definition is a bit too short. Isodapanes refer to the Weber model, its triangle and equilibrium location. Isodapanes represent lines (sets of points) with equal additional transport cost relative to the location with the least aggregate transport cost (that is, the aggregate of (in this case) three transport processes. (GK) Gunter Krumme, Tel. 206-543-9089; Fax: 206-543-3313; krumme@u.washington.edu; http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/


Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 13:25:06 -0700 From: Chris Grant To: advisers@u.washington.edu Subject: Study Smarter Workshops Hello there, Thought it might be helpful to introduce myself to all of you, and to remind you of the study skills workshops for this term; hopefully, many students will attend. I started working at the Student Counseling Center in Schmitz Hall in September, and am currently coordinator of the Study Smarter workshops held in Room 171 of the Undergraduate Advising Center at Mary Gates Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. I am excited about the opportunity to assist students in developing more effective study strategies, and want to encourage all of you to please refer students to our workshops. The following is a list of workshops for this term: NOTE-TAKING AND LEARNING FROM YOUR TEXTBOOK Monday, October 2 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Tuesday, October 17 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Monday, November 6 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 MEMORIZATION SKILLS Tuesday, October 10 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Monday, October 30 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Tuesday, November 14 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 Monday, November 27 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 TIME MANAGEMENT AND PROCRASTINATION Tuesday, October 3 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Monday, October 23 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Tuesday, November 7 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 TEST ANXIETY AND STRESS REDUCTION Monday, October 16 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Tuesday, October 31 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Monday, November 20 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 Tuesday, November 28 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 Monday, December 4 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 TEST-TAKING SKILLS Monday, October 9 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Tuesday, October 24 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Room 171 Monday, November 13 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 Tuesday, November 21 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 Tuesday, December 5 -- 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. @ UAC, Rm 171 NOTE: We ask all students to please arrive to these workshops ten minutes early to complete a brief form before the workshop begins. Hope the quarter goes well for each of you. Looking forward to connecting with you in the future -- Chris S. Grant, Ph.D. Student Counseling Center University of Washington 401 Schmitz Hall Box 355830 Seattle, WA 98195-5830 (206) 543-1240 (206) 616-0723 TTY (206) 616-6910 FAX E-mail: csgrant@u.washington.edu Website: http://depts.washington.edu/scc/


Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 13:41:29 -0700 (PDT) From: C. Katz To: Geography Department Subject: GeogD: The Write Center After a bumpy start, the Write Center is back up and running. The tutor this quarter is David Paschane, and it's safe to start sending students to the center starting next week. As usual, we have little flyers if you want to pass out the center's hours to students in your classes. Please contact David Paschane for additional information. (paschane@u.washington.edu) Thanks! Carolina Carolina M. Katz Department of Geography, Box 353550


On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, you wrote: > 1. How well will these concepts need to be explained? > critical isodapane (Weber) > spatial iso-outlay line (or locational isocost curve) (Moses) > locational rent function (Thnen) > bid price curve or bid rent function (Alonso) > spatial demand function (Lsch) > > 2. Has these cocepts been coverd yet? > > Transaction Cost Model > Bounded Rationality > Product Cycle (or Product Life Cycle) > Difference between (Location) "Factors" and "Conditions"? > Difference between Labor Segmentation under Fordism and Labor Segmentation > based on Flexibility > > Three Causes for Uncertainty > Maximin/minimax (Wald) Strategy > Expected Payoff (or Value) Maximization Principle > Environmental Turbulence > Garbage Can Model of Organization > > 3.How much emphasis should we put into researching the theory and > history? Should we apply more attention to the significance and how the > theory is being used in the "real world"? > ANSWER: Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 08:56:54 -0700 (PDT) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: Questions Here are my answers: 1.: "Very well", in as much as we will have covered these concepts in class or in required basic readings. These concepts "represent" much of the body of classical theory. All of them tend to be covered already in Geography 207 to some extent. 2.: As you know, we have not yet covered those concepts. (Please study the course outline and your notes.) 3.. The emphasis is clearly on the theoretical foundation. If you feel that the history of the concept is important for understanding its development, then you may have to be an historical theorist for a bit. If you find literature in which your selected concept has been discussed, compared, assessed or applied to some example, you should, of course, bring it into your paper. If you do not find such literature, then you will have to do that yourself. You always can use examples for theoretical point you are making. However, you are NOT expected to do any applied research yourself. Keep the questions coming. GK


On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, you wrote: > Prof Krumme, > > For the table on contents, > since we're to research the 1. theory, 2. history, and 3. significance of > the theory- are these categories to be used as Roman numeral 1,2 & 3 of our table of contents? > > Or, do we create the table of contents based on our research and findings? ANSWER: Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:22:37 -0700 (PDT) From: Gunter Krumme Subject: Re: First Paper Thanks for asking. I want those categories considered as content suggestions not as a mandate for a structure. Ultimately, it is the structure of your approach which should govern the outline and the sequence of discussions in your paper. GK


Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 12:04:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Sarah Mears Subject: Undergrad Research Society (URS) Inaugural Meeting (fwd) Sarah Mears Microbiology I would like to invite everyone interested or doing undergraduate research to the following occasion: Inaugural Meeting of the Undergraduate Research Society Tuesday, October 17th, 5pm Mary Gates Hall Commons Refreshments will be served Bjorn F.C. Kafsack Chair of Science Research -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undergraduate Research Society Box 352238, SAO Box #218 ursuw@u.washington.edu Seattle, WA 98195 http://students.washington.edu/ursuw --------------------------------------------------------------------------


Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 09:39:50 -0700 (PDT) From: K. Duttro Reply-To: geogu-l@u.washington.edu To: Geography Advising News Subject: all geography majors, especially current 397 class I'm hoping that many of you have noticed the signs in the hallway of 4th floor Smith, and have decided to come to the Geography Skills Workshop on Tuesday next week (Oct 10). It's from 2:30 to 5 and will be in the little room just off the Geography main office. It is particularly designed to help you determine the focus of your major (if you've just signed up) and to help determine the focus of your internship and/or job search (if you've been a geography major longer than a term or two). Most earlier participants tell me it has been really useful to them, too. Also, we want to follow it up this term with a workshop on internship search, and this one will help you articulate what you want in an internship (and therefore, how to structure your resume to get the one you want.) Please do sign up for the workshop, by emailing me ( duttro@u.washington.edu ) because the room only holds about 10 of us at a time. If necessary, we can do another session, but I don't want to turn anyone away at the door. Do come - it's really worth the time. Hoping to see you, Kate Duttro, Career Resources Coordinator Dept of Geography, UW - 403 Smith (usually in Tuesdays) http://depts.washington.edu/geogjobs/


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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 19:32:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Office of Minority Affairs To: Mentor Program 2000B: ; Subject: DESPERATELY SEEKING STUDENT MENTORS To date, we've received student mentor applications from 33 wonderful, willing volunteers for next autumn quarter. Each year, the requests for a student mentor, far exceeds the pool of student mentor volunteers. With your support and willingness to volunteer, we can fulfill the needs of all our incoming students requesting a student mentor. PLEASE REVIEW THIS MESSAGE (TIME LINE CHANGES), DISCERN AND RESPOND BY 6/23/00. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND PROMPT RESPONSE! You can make a difference by volunteering as a student mentor for the Autumn 2000 OMA Mentor Program. This is a great opportunity for you to help an incoming freshmen student through their first quarter at the UW. As a mentor you will share your knowledge of the campus, support services, and help your student feel comfortable & connected at the UW. Your involvement will make an important difference in a new student's life and to their success at the UW. QUALIFICATIONS: * 45 credits and above (sophomore to continuing senior status). Transfer students need to have completed one quarter at the UW. * 2.5 cumulative GPA * Good communication and listening skills * Ability to empathize, "What it was like to be a new student" and provide support and promote academic success. BENEFITS OF BEING A STUDENT MENTOR: * Serve as a positive role model * Gain professional volunteer experience * As a student mentor you are also eligible to request a winter quarter career mentor to enrich your professional endeavors (upon availability). STUDENT MENTOR COMMITMENT: *As a student mentor for an incoming student, your Mentor Program commitment is for Autumn Quarter only, with the exception of those who request and are successfully paired with a winter quarter career mentor. If this applies to you, your participation will continue through winter quarter. During winter quarter all the events will focus on YOU, you'll meet your career mentor, discuss career plans, explore opportunities, share ideas, network, attend events and more! * Complete the Student Mentor Training session tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of September 20, 2000. * Attend the Mentor Program "Kick-Off" event on Wednesday, September 27th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Kane Hall. Attendance of all mentor participants is mandatory. At this event you will meet your student protégé for the first time and get acquainted. * Maintain regular weekly contact with your student during Autumn Quarter 2000 and attend some of the scheduled Mentor Program events. HOW TO APPLY: If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please RSVP to this email by Friday, June 23rd. Provide your name and local mailing address, so we can send you a student mentor application or stop by the EOP Counseling Center, 373 Schmitz Hall to pick up a student mentor application. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT EITHER LINDA, LOLIE, OR CANDY AT 543-7132 OR STOP BY THE EOP COUNSELING CENTER. THANK YOU! Linda Ando, Lolie Farinas, and Candy Kamekona OMA Mentor Program Coordinators


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