William Meyer

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William Meyer

Associate Professor of Geography

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Geography
323 Ho Science Center

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BA, Williams College, 1983; PhD, Clark University, 1990

Environmental change, hazards and resources, environmental history

Human geography, cities, climate-society relations, nature-society relations, environmental history, northeastern United States.

  • Neo-Environmental Determinism: Geographical Critiques (with Dylan M.T. Guss '14) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • The Progressive Environmental Prometheans (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • "The Suburban Bias of American Society?" (with Jessica K. Graybill), Urban Geography 37 (2016), 863-882
  • Americans and Their Weather: A History, updated edition (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014).
  • The Environmental Advantages of Cities: Countering Commonsense Antiurbanism (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2013).
  • “Burgess and Hoyt in Los Angeles: Testing the Chicago Models in an Automotive-Age American City” (with Christopher R. Esposito ’14), Urban Geography 36 (2015), 314-325.
  • “Residential Patterns in the Pre-Automotive American City” (with Christopher R. Esposito ’14), Geographical Review 104 (2014), 346-60.
  • “The Making and Unmaking of a Natural Resource: The Salt Industry of Coastal Southeastern Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Historical Review 15 (2013), 123-50.
  • Meyer, W.B., “Hills as Resources and Resistances in Syracuse, New York,” Geographical Review 102 (2012), 1-16.
  • “A City (Only Partly) on a Hill,” in Conrad E. Wright and Anthony Penna, eds., Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).
  • “Boston’s Weather and Climate Histories,” in Conrad E. Wright and Anthony Penna, eds., Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).

Associate, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1997-2003; Research Associate, Clark University 1987-1996