Which areas will grow in population, and what might texas’ government have to do to respond to that growth?

Explain how the population has changed in Texas and how it is projected to change in the future. (Hint: Look at the charts and graphs in Chapter 1.) In what ways might Texas’ politics change in the future based on its racial and ethnic makeup? Based on the population growth, urbanization, and economic transformation of the last two decades, how might Texas change in the next two decades? Which areas will grow in population, and what might Texas’ government have to do to respond to that growth? (Be specific). Submissions must include a works cited page (note: there must be a parenthetical citation at the end of each sentence that contains information from a source). The textbook should be one of the sources and included on the works cited page (sources other than the textbook should be used as well). The textbook is Governing Texas FIFTH EDITION and must be referenced.
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Discipline: Texas Government

Briefly examine and review the actual items.

Overview
For this assignment, you will find, read, and create annotations for scholarly articles related to your chosen product and country. Later this term, you will synthesize these sources and combine this archival research with field research to develop your paper. Therefore, it is important to select a topic that interests you.
An annotated bibliography is a good way to keep track of your research. As you find sources and annotate them, you capture important information about a source, information that will hopefully prove helpful when you start to write paper. The sources you choose for the annotated bibliography should be sources you will use (or that could potentially be used) in your final paper for the course. If you’re going to do all the work that an annotated bibliography entails, why not make it count! The assignment requires 10 annotated sources, but you may end up with more than that for the final paper.
How to Create an Annotated Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography
What is an annotated bibliography?
An annotation is more than just a brief summary of an article, book, Web site or other type of publication. An annotation should give enough information to make a reader decide whether to read the complete work. In other words, if the reader were exploring the same topic as you, is this material useful and if so, why?
An annotated bibliography is an organized list of sources (like a reference list). It differs from a straightforward bibliography in that each reference is followed by a paragraph length annotation, usually 100–200 words in length.
The Process
First, locate and record citations from at least 10 peer-reviewed (refereed or scholarly) journals or papers published within the past 2 years, that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose those works that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic.
Cite the book, article, or document using APA style.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. This section should be at least one paragraph in length. Include one or more sentences that
evaluate the authority or background of the author,
comment on the intended audience,
compare or contrast this work with another you have cited, or
explain how this work illuminates your topic (does it agree or disagree with your topic).
APA Guidelines
The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) states the following formatting rules:
The text and the reference list should be double-spaced.
Numbering starts on the title page, at the top right of the page.
Reference list entries must have a hanging indent (to do this in Microsoft Word, click Format, then Paragraph, then Special, and choose Hanging).
There should be 1 inch (2.54 cm) margins all around (top, bottom, left, and right) on each page.
Use Times Roman font, or a similar serif font.
Each paragraph should be indented.
Annotated bibliographies should be arranged chronologically.
Directions
Select a topic that interests you.
Include a brief, one to two paragraph introduction of your topic.
This introduction in some ways acts as a summary of your product and country, its primary purpose is to introduce the sources you have annotated and to explain how they relate to each other.
Research the topic.
Create a bibliography.
The bibliography includes annotations for at least 10 sources that you might use in your research paper.
Provide bibliographic information for each source, just as you would in the references section of a paper. Use APA format for these citations.
Types of sources
At least six of these sources must be scholarly journals;
At least two sources must be publicly available on the Web.
Annotate the bibliography.
Summarize each source in a one-paragraph annotation. These annotations should provide brief overviews of the sources. Write a concise one paragraph annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article.
Include one or more sentences that include the following
Evaluate the authority or background of the author
Comment on the intended audience
Compare or contrast this work with another you have cited
Explain how this work illuminates your topic
The key points addressed in the source

Consider the lay out of the city, the width of streets, public works projects, infrastructure, benches, architecture, design, laws, ordinances, as well as monuments, graffiti and tagging as sources of conflict and struggle in the city.

Time:to complete and submit the mid-term. This is a hard deadline.
Format: The mid-term is typed and double spaced. Make sure to save it
as a word file and don’t forget to convert it to PDF before you submit
to avoid any formatting issues. The font is up to you, though Times
New Roman is advisable. No references, footnotes, or bibliography
required.
Length: 1000 to 1500 words
Structure: Make sure your essay adheres to the conventions of academic
writing. In other words, your essay should consist of full and
well-thought-out body paragraphs as well as an introduction and a
conclusion. Make sure to answer the entire prompt in your essay and
to bring up specific examples from the readings, lectures, group
discussions, etc.
Mid-term is considered individual work. Feel free, however, to
consult your notes, lectures, books, videos, podcasts, readings, etc.
during the exam period.
Finally, you only have to answer one essay question/prompt of the two
options provided below. Only write one essay. It is up to you to
decide which question/prompt you want to focus on. Please indicate
clearly which question/prompt you are answering by starting your
response with its respective number. Good luck.
Questions/ prompts
#1
Segregation, or the process of separating different groups of urban
dwellers within a given city – be it by race, class, rank, ethnicity,
religion, fear, ideology, or other means – has a long history going
back to the ancient Babylonian cities. However, despite many
similarities across time and space, cities (and, therefore, the
residents of those cities) have had their own unique history and
experience with segregation. In your essay, select three to four
cities that we have explored during the semester and discuss the many
factors that have contributed to segregation in these places. Make
sure to examine ideological, social, political, legal, economic,
health, and racial factors as well as the design elements that have
shaped spatial segregation in these cities and how different groups of
residents have responded to segregation. Make sure to give specific
examples from the course.
FOUR CITIES AND MORE – New York City, Oklahoma City, Calcutta,
Baltimore City, Brasilia
#2
During the semester, we have been examining cities as sites of tension
and contestation. Tension and contestation in urban spaces occur at
multiple scales and take on many different forms. In your essay,
discuss what is meant by the city as sites of tension and contestation
and explore how different (and often competing) narratives, interests,
ideologies, anxieties, and visions of the city shape urban life. How
are these competing narratives, interests, ideologies, anxieties, and
visions imposed and challenged in the city. Consider the lay out of
the city, the width of streets, public works projects, infrastructure,
benches, architecture, design, laws, ordinances, as well as monuments,
graffiti and tagging as sources of conflict and struggle in the city.
Make sure to give specific examples from the course.
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Discipline: Metropolitan Studies

What design issues do you think are causing this place to be unsafe?

Homework : Overview of your final project location that answers the following:
1. Describe the location you have chosen and a couple of sentences about why.
2. Include a map showing the location zoomed in to the level which includes aspects
related to safety.
3. What types of crimes/quality of life issues do you believe are occurring there?
4. What design issues do you think are causing this place to be unsafe?
5. Provide 2 reference articles that are relevant to your location (such as CPTED
related to similar type of place, studies regarding crime and safety problems/harms
at similar types of places, etc.).
I added in additional materials the full prompt and Readings/Lecture materials to help you with understanding what is CPTED and CPTED strategies. I can discuss in finer detail with you about the location of choice and other extremities about the assignment

Keep me updated on what you do and if you need anything else from me.

Please follow the full Instructions that are in the prompt provided in additional materials. You can use the whole material of “Ganz Organizing Notes” but for “Organizing for Social Change Midwest Academy Manual for Activists” please use chapter 2 but if you feel that chapter 2 is uneasy to connect to Ganz Organizing Notes then you can chose one chapter between 1 through 8. Keep me updated on what you do and if you need anything else from me.