LA Against the Mountains

In 1988, John McPhee published “Los Angeles Against the Mountains.” This battle persists as LA struggles to control the fires, floods, and sediment that periodically threaten those in the mountains as well as the urban area at the base. LA has built an enormous, intricate, system to handle this threat. This talk will examine the natural processes they face as well as their attempts to “control nature.”


Alan Price, Pd.D.

Professor Price hails from Lubbock, Texas. He received his BS and MS in geology from Texas Tech and a Ph.D. in geography at UCLA. Aside from a stint as a programmer, he taught at Texas Tech, UCLA, Santa Monica College, ... read more

Date: Fri, Oct 6, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Alan Price Pd.D.

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 60

Program Number: FALL:334

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