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URBS 310 – FIRST PAPER

 

 

 

Due: Monday, June 16th  (you can submit earlier if you wish)

 

 

 

Answer the question below.  Your answer should be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 5 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, & one-inch margins). 

 

 

 

QUESTION 1: 

 

 

 

Watch the following video

 

 

“Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb”

 

 

 

Describe the process of urbanization based on the reading by Kingsley Davis and chapters 1 and 2 of Levy.  What have been trends in the growth of population and urban areas during the last couple of centuries?  Based on the video, will population growth overwhelm the ability of the earth to sustain continued population growth?  What are the debates that emanate from the video on this question?  Finally, identify two or three challenges that the City of Los Angeles faces with a growing population?  .     

 

 

 

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