This website is preserved as an Archive for the NIH-funded GISPopSci / Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Programs (2005–2013).
Current resources in support of Spatially Integrated Social Science are now available at the following:
The foundations of spatial analysis span many
disciplines over many generations of researchers and
practitioners. CSISS Classics provides
summaries and illustrations of major contributions to
spatial thinking in the social sciences. Primary emphasis
is given to research before 1980, with an attempt to
capture and acknowledge the repository of spatial thinking
in the social sciences for the last few centuries. The
summaries, along with key references, are intended as
guides for those interested in exploring intellectual
inheritance from previous generations. For discplines other than
Demography see the full CSISS Classics list.
Your help is requested in suggesting topics, key papers,
and schools of thought that should be represented in
this collection - please send these to the CSISS
Classics editor, Don Janelle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright permission has been requested and is still
pending on some images used in the CSISS Classics.
CSISS CLASSICS: SPATIAL INNOVATORS AND INNOVATIONS BEFORE 1980
Title:Edge Cities and the Nine Nations of North America Spatial Concept: Regionalization and regional synthesis of change Discipline: Area Studies, Demography, Geography, Regional Science, Sociology, Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Studies
Title:Slums of the Great Cities Survey Maps, 1893 Spatial Concept: Pattern analysis mapping of social conditions, maps for social advocacy Discipline: Demography, Public Health, Sociology, Urban Studies, Womens Studies
Title:The Social Disorganization Theory Spatial Concept: Spatial association and causation, urban area and neighborhood effects, urban social ecology, concentric zone theory Discipline: Criminology, Demography, Ethnic Studies, Law & Society, Sociology, Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Studies