Week 15 - 1. What is Annexation and is your city considered...

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1. What is Annexation and is your city considered an elastic or inelastic city? Annexation is the process cities use to extend their borders. Once an area has been annexed then the city will extend municipal services, regulations, voting privileges, to the new territory. The new territory will also be subject to the cities taxing authority. Dallas is definitely an elastic city. As the city grows and expands it borders outward, it is able to maintain its downtown or central location while at the same time allowing for substantial growth on it’s borders. The reason I think this is true, is because Dallas also has been growing in population because of immigration. In the last five years The DFW area has a whole as added 658,000 to its population. In the next four years it is estimated to add another one million. 2. What is “New Urbanism” and do you agree/disagree with their philosophy? And WHY? New urbanism is a
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