Garrett Dash Nelson

Garrett Dash Nelson

Garrett Dash Nelson is a historical geographer at the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College.

What Would a Good Electoral Map Even Look Like?

Using a score he named after the inventor of gerrymandering, one geographer discovers a huge variation in how well congressional districts match up with commuter regions consisting of interconnected urban, suburban, and rural areas.

The Deception of Density

If we think carefully about the flaws in measuring how dense a place is, we can better articulate what we actually value about urbanism.