(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Reluctant cities, colonias and municipal underbounding in the US : Can cities be convinced to annex poor enclaves?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MUKHIJA V. (1) ; MASON D.R. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Urban Planning, UCLA, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS


This paper focuses on the municipal underbounding—the unwillingness of cities to annex poor neighbouring areas through the examples of three cities or colonias in Imperial County, California: Calexico, El Centro, and the City of Imperial. It demonstrates that there are be opportunities for local co-operation leading to annexation and the the need for deeper involvement of residents of annexed neighbourhoods in decision-making. Although race was not an issue in this case study, it is likely to be an important concern in annexations and the literature’s call for regional approaches and institutional reforms is supported


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 50, no14 [pp. 2959-2975]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 1 carte



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