Annual Meeting

A Lesser Known Florida

Looking out the window flying into Tampa, Florida, a visitor will see small towns along the coast, perhaps a glimpse of sprawling Orlando, and plenty of green spaces in between. Tampa Bay appears and you have arrived in the Sunshine State. As you deplane you are welcomed by warm, tropical air. Florida has long occupied…
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Craft Beer and Tampa

Beer needs water and great beer needs great water. Tampa has an abundance of both and ample evidence is found in the burgeoning craft beer scene in the metropolitan area. The 2014 Annual Meeting affords geographers the opportunity to experience this craft beer culture first hand. Freshwater has long been important to the inhabitants of…
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Annual Meeting

Los Angeles, the Improbably Sustainable City

By Stephanie Pincetl To many, even Angelenos, Los Angeles is the poster child of all that is unsustainable. Sprawling, polluted, car dependent, center-less, the importer of water, devoid of culture and urbanity, Los Angeles is seen as the antithesis of a sustainable city. But some basic indicators show how Los Angeles, and its surrounding county,…
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