Patricia Solís

Patricia Solís
Arizona State University | ASU · Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

PhD

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July 2018 - present
Arizona State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2018 - present
Arizona State University
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  • Managing Director
February 2017 - February 2020
Fulbright Specialist Program
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  • Fulbright Specialist, Roster of Experts

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Publications (61)
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We introduce critical reflection mapping as a novel and hybrid research methodology for examining the sociospatial perceptions of researchers in new research settings, particularly international ones. The methodology, theoretically situated within the critical geographic information systems literature, combines two existing research methods (qualit...
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Governments need data to be effective and accountable to the SDGs. Spatial data are key to meeting these goals, and youth open mapping represents one way to support official cartographies, especially to advance SDG 16. We explored how youth could add value by integrating OSM data into public agency maps while offering education opportunities (SDG 4...
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YouthMappers co-founders and organizers reflect on the contributions narrated in this volume, and in a larger sense, the contributions of the more than 300 university campus chapters in more than 60 countries. These reflections provide a point of departure to imagine what’s next and “where to go from here.” We call for greater investment in youth,...
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YouthMappers help discover hidden vulnerabilities to extreme heat in the face of a changing climate by mapping health outcomes compared to energy assistance. What emerged is a pattern of disproportionate deaths by housing type, necessitating innovations in tagging unique mobile home attributes in OpenStreetMap (OSM). The resulting community engagem...
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Efforts to understand the complex, multidimensional nature of environmental vulnerability can generate new knowledge by deploying a convergence research framework within a community-engaged approach. We explore the benefits and shortcomings of what we call engaged convergence research (ECR) by narrating a case study that uncovered a pattern of indo...
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OpenStreetMap (OSM), often thought of as a technological tool or platform, can be envisioned as a community of communities and informed by a broad understanding of geographical systems. In this article, we explore the community of university students known as YouthMappers, who utilize OSM and related tools for humanitarian data creation, analysis a...
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Long-term community resilience, which privileges a long view look at chronic issues influencing communities, has begun to draw more attention from city planners, researchers and policymakers. In Phoenix, resilience to heat is both a necessity and a way of life. In this paper, we attempt to understand how residents living in Phoenix experience and b...
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Despite billions of dollars invested in educational benefits for veterans and active-duty military families under the U.S. Post-9/11 GI Bill, many prospective students are not forging pathways through public institutions of higher education, and funding is disproportionately spent on for-profit colleges. To reveal patterns of lack of access and opp...
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The uneven outcomes of the covid-19 pandemic in the United States can be characterized by its patchwork pattern. Given a weak national coordinated response, state-level decisions offer an important frame for analysis. This article explores how such analysis invokes fundamental geographic challenges related to the modified areal unit problem, and re...
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Long-term community resilience, which privileges a long view look at chronic issues influencing communities, has begun to draw more attention from city planners, researchers and policymakers. In Phoenix, resilience to heat is both a necessity and a way of life. In this paper, we attempt to understand how residents living in Phoenix experience and b...
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The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of a confluence of demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and environmental factors that systematically contribute to heat-related morbidity in Maricopa County, Arizona, from theoretical, empirical, and spatial perspectives. The present study utilized ordinary least squares (OLS) regressio...
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Emerging youth movements to promote issues reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are celebrated as critical for the future attainment of societal aims. We explore the possibility for institutions of higher education to serve as an intentional third space to engender the creation and mobilization of hybrid movements th...
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Community geography (CG) pedagogy sits at the intersection of three systematic shifts in higher education: desires to expand engagement with society; the evolution of student-centered, evidence-based instruction; and, the desire to diversify voices and knowledge production in the academy. Since the 1960s geographers have regularly partnered with co...
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This study aims to examine the spatially varying relationships between social vulnerability factors and COVID-19 cases and deaths in the contiguous United States. County-level COVID-19 data and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social vulnerability index (SVI) dataset were analyzed using local Spearman's rank correlation coefficient. R...
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Community geography is a growing subfield that provides a framework for relevant and engaged scholarship. In this paper, we define community geography as a form of research praxis, one that involves academic and public scholars with the goal of co-produced and mutually-beneficial knowledge. Community geography draws from a pragmatist model of inqui...
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Resilience to serious societal challenges requires systems level thinking about complex interactions and cascading impacts of shocks and stressors to our economy, environment, and social fabric. Solutions increasingly depend on building knowledge that is rigorously empirical, transdisciplinary, and human-centered. Rooted in space and time, individu...
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Long-term community resilience, which privileges a long-view look at chronic, slow-moving issues affecting communities, has begun to draw more attention from researchers and policymakers. In the Valley of the Sun, resilience to heat is both a necessity and a way of life. Solutions are ubiquitous but nevertheless still in demand over the long, hot s...
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This Economic Resilience Dashboard tracks the number of key metrics in order to monitor a systemic picture of the main impacts and cascading effects of COVID-19 on Arizona's economy. The dashboard is live at https://resilience.asu.edu/economic-resilience-dashboard
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Citizen science can be thought of as a tremendous catalyst for making Digital Earth a participation model of our world. This chapter presents a wide overview of the concept and practice of citizen science in terms of the technologies and social impact. Definitions of citizen science and various existing approaches to citizen involvement are describ...
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At the sustainable development summit in 2015, UN Member states adopted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In response to this, YouthMappers emphasizes the creation and utilization of open data and open source software for geographic information directly related to developme...
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Long-term community resilience, which privileges a long-view look at chronic, slow-moving issues affecting communities, has begun to draw more attention from researchers and policymakers. In the Valley of the Sun, resilience to heat is both a necessity and a way of life. Solutions are ubiquitous but nevertheless still in demand over the long, hot s...
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The Phoenix metropolitan area is known for its long and hot summers. To alleviate extreme heat, pools, splash pads, central air conditioning (AC), and urban green infrastructure, offer residents heat mitigation strategies. AC is one of the most widely used methods to reduce heat stress and indoor heat-related death of city residents from the extrem...
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In this article, four geographers who are also GIS practitioners critique “Evaluating the Geographic in GIS.” Sparked by the arguments in that article, they pose fundamental questions about how geography can best contribute to GIS practices. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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The opportunity to engage university students in authentic, open humanitarian mapping raises important questions about how to guide the quality and productivity of volunteer spatial contributions while providing a valuable learning experience. It presents the unique chance to pique new mappers’ interest, satisfaction, and confidence in spatial tech...
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Research suggests numerous cognitive benefits of authentic learning experiences. Beyond cognition, there are additional dimensions for learners who engage in authentic learning experiences. In education, the affective experiences of authentic learning and the role of students' social interactions remain largely unexplored. This paper examines stude...
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Adames de Newbill, María, Ana Hernandez Pittí, and Patricia Solís. 2018. Historia de la Geografía en Panamá como una Integración de la Investigación y la Educación. In Historia de la Geografía en América Latina y el Caribe, Héctor F. Rucinque, (Editor). Bogota: ACOGE. Accepted, in Press.
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This article explores an experimental effort to develop a short-term informal learning experience to achieve awareness, confidence and knowledge in geography and geospatial technologies related to environmental and climate change for all participants but particularly for female secondary learners. The intervention incorporated various elements to p...
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Practitioners bemoan lack of data as one of the biggest obstacles to progress towards global sustainable development goals. This paper explores a scaled-up participatory method developed by YouthMappers, for creating missing geospatial data derived from remotely sensed imagery in order to contribute to persistent data needs in the context of the Un...
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YouthMappers is a global network of student chapters actively engaged in collaborative mapping efforts, such as OpenStreetMap mapathons. Many questions have been raised about the impact of mapathons on open map data and on the participating mappers. For example, how can the social gathering and event format encourage productivity and quality, while...
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YouthMappers is a global network of student chapters actively engaged in collaborative mapping efforts, such as OpenStreetMap mapathons. Many questions have been raised about the impact of mapathons on open map data and on the participating mappers. For example, how can the social gathering and event format encourage productivity and quality, while...
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Solís, Patricia, Niem Tu Huynh, Daniel Carpenter, Maria Adames de Newbill, and Lynn Ojeda. 2017. Using an Authentic Project Based Learning Framework to support Integrated Geography Education linked to Standards and Geospatial Competencies. Special Issue on Transformative Research in Geographic Education, Research in Geographic Education 19(2):36-65...
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Development is inherently the purposeful re-creation of place. But how has a particular space become the setting for a certain problem for which a project intervenes? How have the set of solutions and practical activities come to be put in place? How are meanings inscribed and boundaries drawn to determine who are the stakeholders and whose voices...
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Increasingly, scholars engage policy makers around fundamental, complex questions on environmental change in interdisciplinary settings. Researchers attempting to develop robust contributions to knowledge that can support policymaker understandings in this context face significant inferential challenges in dealing with the spatial dimension of thei...
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Strategic international partnership building in higher education is an endeavor that is not only of interest to universities in the developed world. Of the more than 18,000 formal degree-granting institutions of higher education around the globe, an estimated 55% are situated in “emerging” economies, located in nations that are neither defined as b...
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This study provides a comparative review of GISc education at African and Latin American universities. We present the results of a desktop study of the websites of 591 African and 876 Latin American universities. We searched for modules and degree programmes in geographic information systems (GIS), GISc, geoinformatics, geomatics and remote sensing...
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This study provides a comparative review of GISc education at African and Latin American universities. We present the results of a desktop study of the websites of 591 African and 876 Latin American universities. We searched for modules and degree programmes in geographic information systems (GIS), GISc, geoinformatics, geomatics and remote sensing...
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Texas Tech University Office of the Vice President for Research Early Investigator Faculty Proposal Development Workshop Materials, June 2015
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As universities increase their international study opportunities, enormous potential exists to create geography field courses that provide undergraduates and graduate students with primary research experience and intercultural collaboration. This paper draws from our experience leading a two-week collaborative field course in Panama. We outline our...
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Patterns of racial, ethnic, and gender participation in higher education are diverse and vary spatially, yet they fail to fully reflect the changing demographic landscape of the United States. This article explores two key questions: (1) How does diversity within geography compare to diversity within U.S. higher education more broadly? (2) How does...
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Departments are critical intervention points for enhancing diversity in any academic discipline, yet their experiences related to diversity differ widely. This article explores how several geography departments that vary by region, setting, and institutional type have experienced and promoted diversity. We also explore geography at different types...
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The MyCOE / SERVIR Capstone Event celebrated a global program carried out over the past two years, with representative student-led projects highlighting how youth around the world are using remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and geospatial data to address climate change issues in their regions. Fourteen outstanding MyCOE / SERVIR Fellows were selected to sh...
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Basic education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) seems to be characterized by lecture methods of instruction, a lack of interdisciplinary approaches and a disconnection with local community problems. During 2008, a “My Community, Our Earth” (MyCOE) workshop was organized in the MENA region and involved teachers of geography, math and scie...
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Sánchez Ayala, Luis D, and Patricia Solís. 2011. Introducción. Geografía Humana: Conceptos Básicos y Aplicaciones. Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Ediciones Uniandes. pp. 1-5. ISBN: 978-958-695-713-7.
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Solís, Patricia, et al. (Editor, Lead author, 50 Co-authors, Refereed). 2011. Climate Change and Hazards in the Americas: International Interdisciplinary Research Directions and Opportunities. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. Translated and co-authored in Spanish as Cambio Climático y Riesgos en las Américas: Directrices y oport...
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Solís, Patricia, et al. 2011. Cambio Climático y Riesgos en las Américas: Directrices y oportunidades de investigación interdisciplinaria internacional. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. ISBN 0615408338.
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The central themes emerged from our discussions about climate change and hazards that imply significant challenges to advancing scholary knowledge on the one hand and to fostering greater public understanding on the other. These themes relate 1) the uncertainty of how global climate is changing, particulary with respect to anticipated regional or l...
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Solís, Patricia, Michael Solem, and Noris Martínez. 2009. Geographic Collaboration in the Americas: Pathways and Prospects. (Includes abbreviated version in Spanish as Colaboración Geográfica en las Américas: Senderos y Perspectivas.) Chapter in Geography Education: Pan American Perspectives,eds. Muñiz-Solari and Boehm (Editors). San Marcos: Texas...
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Beyond the academic duties of teaching, research, publishing, and service, expectations that faculty should generate external funding are increasing— and are increasingly important. Tenure and promotion evaluations of faculty may or may not explicitly review dollars won, but are clearly influenced by successful grant-getting as a measure of contrib...
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Conflicts over changing uses of natural resources are familiar within communities of the Western US and are usually resolved through legal processes. This paper analyzes resource conflict through juxtaposing impact analyses often used in their juridical resolution with discourse analyses of affected rural communities. The purchase of property by a...
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Solís, Patricia. 2005. Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development. Chapter in Handbook of Sustainability Research: A contribution from the World Academic Community to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, Walter L. Filho (Editor). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang GmbH, pp. 679-704. ISBN 0-8204-7308-1.
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Geographers at the AAG's centennial are challenged with exceptional opportunities to create a more central place for geography in society and in the university. Realizing these opportunities requires identifying and leveraging key emerging trends in the formation and uses of geographic knowledge. Better integration of geography's profound technolog...
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Solís, Patricia. 2004. “Geography Can Take You There: Your Mom Said You Should Major in Something That Will Get You a Good Job.” Poster and T-Shirt text, AAG Careers in Geography Project. (Translations in: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, German, Korean, Tagalog, Polish, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Turkish, Japanese, and French.) Washington...
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Solís, Patricia. 2003. The Becoming of the Land of the Underground Rain: Place as Paradox in Liberal, Kansas. The North American Geographer, Volume 5, pp. 27-44. ISSN 1524-9735.
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Typescript (photocopy). Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Iowa, 2002. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 254-273).

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The Knowledge Exchange for Resilience is a community-university joint effort to help build resilient communities in Arizona, capable of adapting to dramatic changes, by sharing knowledge, discovering vulnerabilities, and solving problems together. We focus on creating and exchanging data, information, and knowledge to advance social cohesion, economic prosperity, and environmental security in the context of profound change.
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We don't just build maps. We build mappers. www.youthmappers.org