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Chapter 15 Water in California Physical Geography Questions

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Answer the questions very briefly. The only resource can be used is Chapter 15 of

Birdsall, Stephen S., Malinowski, Jon C., and Thompson, Wiley C. Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada, Eighth Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Assignment 5 California Answer the following questions. You can download this assignment as a word document and when you have completed the assignment, save it as a Word document or a pdf file and submit it to the Assignment folder labeled Assignment 5. 1. How can Los Angeles be designated as a “City without a center”? 2. What are the advantages of San Francisco’s site and situation? Have these remained consistent over the last 150 years? 3. List some of the problems associated with water in California. What kind of solutions have been tried? 4. How many secessionist proposals have been made by California? Has it ever really been a possibility? 5. Which cultural groups are facing conflicts with possible secession? ...
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1. How can Los Angeles be designated as a “City without a center”?
Typically, many cities have the so called central business districts (CBD) centers, suburbs, or
city centers that geographically house most of the urban activities. However, the City of Los
Angeles does not have any. Instead, communities have decentralized self-sufficient centers or
cores known as “urban villages” that form the retail and business focal points of the city
(Birdsall, Palka Malinowski & Price, 2008). For this reason, a city center lacks meaning in
Los Angeles.
2. What are the advantages of San Francisco’s site and situation? Have these remained
consistent over the last 150 years?
The two elements that define an urban location are the site and situation. The former is based
on local assessment while the latter is determined based on regional assessment of that
particular center. San Francisco’s location and situation has various advantages. The center
was a major Pacific port in North America by volume (Birdsall, Palka Malinowski &...

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