Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, November

A Production Utopia? RTP and the North Carolina Research Triangle
The effort to cast the central Piedmont region of North Carolina as the Research Triangle has been promoted since the mid-1950s. It has relied, in particular, on the development of a 7,000-ac science and high-tech research complex--the Research Triangle...
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Assessing School Assessment: A Case Study of the Geographic Implications of the "A+ Plan" in Jacksonville, Florida
In 1999, Florida instituted a performance-based school accountability program for K-12 public schools that tied state funds to a formula heavily weighted towards standardized test scores. This paper discusses the educational and political issues in...
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Commentary: Leaving Children Behind? Depends on Where You Live
One of the major challenges facing federal, state and local government officials in the United States is K-12 school assessment and accountability. This commentary is a reaction to Jason Dittmer's paper Assessing School Assessment: A Case Study of...
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Comparison of the New Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) with the Existing FIRM, Wilson, North Carolina
The 100-yr floodplain on new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for the city of Wilson, North Caroline, were compared with the floodplain defined by the existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and validated against two recent flood events....
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ENSO-Based Spatial Variability of Florida Wildfire Activity
Wildfires in Florida represent a significant natural hazard to the region, both in terms of environmental impacts and damage to the cultural and economic infrastructure of the region. Previous studies that examined the state as a whole indicate that...
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Housing, Hispanics and Transitioning Geographies in Charlotte, North Carolina
Over the past decade, Charlotte, North Carolina has been socially and economically transformed by incipient Latino migration. Labeled one of the nation's Hispanic "hyper-growth" cities, Charlotte may be seen as illustrative of the new Latino immigrant...
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Robert E. Lee, 'Race,' Representation and Redevelopment along Richmond, Virgnia's Canal Walk
The past decade has witnessed numerous disputes concerning the South's symbolic landscapes. While many of these debates have centered on whether and where to add Civil Rights icons or remove Confederate ones, a debate took place in Richmond, Virginia...
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Taxing Issues: Geography, Politics and the 2003 Tax Reform Referendum in Alabama
In 2002, conservative Republican Bob Riley was elected governor of Alabama on a platform of cutting spending and freezing taxes. But within weeks of taking office, Riley proposed a tax reform package which promised to increase the state's tax receipts...
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