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  • Planetizen: A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community. Urban planning and development news, job opportunities, commentary and events.
  • ArchNet: An online community and `resource` for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.
  • Aspects of Modern Geography: Information about the mobility habits of urban people including urban planning, transportation planning and psycho-social habits. Based on several German studies.
  • Bruner Foundation: Provides annual award for urban excellence and forums for the discussion of issues related to urban architecture, planning, and revitalization.
  • Building Better Communities Network: An information clearinghouse and communication forum dedicated to building inclusive communities and to successfully siting affordable housing and community services.
  • Building Providence: Provides construction status of building and planning projects, public meeting information, and links about Providence, Rhode Island.
  • California Land Use Planning Network: LUPIN (Land Use Planning Information Network) is an information service that supports and addresses California land use planning issues via the CERES web.
  • Center for Land Use Interpretation: Research organization involved in exploring, examining, and understanding land and landscape issues. It employs a variety of methods to pursue its stated aim, engaging in research, classification, extrapolation, and exhibition.
  • Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy: Reports, analysis, commentary, special features, and books from The Brookings Institution.
  • CharretteCenter.net: Information on planning, conducting, and implementing results from design charettes.
  • Citistates Group: Network of journalists, speakers and advisers committed to competitive, equitable and sustainable 21st century metropolitan regions.
  • CityMayors: News about the world's cities and how their mayors are dealing with today's urban issues.
  • CityNet: An Asia-Pacific regional network of local authorities, with an agenda empahsizing urban development.
  • Common Ground - Community Mapping Project: Victoria, British Columbia-based organization using mapping as a tool to get citizens involved in planning.
  • Community Initiatives: An alliance of professionals dedicated to creating healthy and sustainable communities wherever people live, work, play and lead. Serves corporations, organizations, and community collaborations in producing transformative outcomes.
  • Community Planning Task Force Scotland: Community planning is a process where a local authority and other organisations come together to plan, provide and promote the well-being of their communities.
  • Congress for New Urbanism: A San Francisco based non-profit organization that works with architects, developers, and planners, teaching how to implement the principles of new urbanism.
  • Creating Quality Places: Fosters the design of quality places in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Includes principles, case studies, tools, and a forum.
  • Creative Spaces: Inspiration, ideas and support for creative community involvement in urban design
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Strategies and guidelines for building safer communities through good design.
  • Cyberhood: Virtual community centered on urban planning issues, including race, class, and gender. List-serv, gallery, links.
  • Cyburbia: This planning `resource` center contains one of the most comprehensive directories on the Internet relevant to the land use planning. Also contains information about related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.
  • Cyburbia Forums: Discussions about planning, cities, and the built environment.
  • Ecosystem Anthologies: Land Use: This guide to online resources serves the information and communication needs of individuals and organizations working to protect our environment and create a sustainable future.
  • English Historic Towns Forum: Offers support and guidance on conservation area management, traffic and visitor management, urban regeneration and design, and other planning issues.
  • Europaforum Wien: Analyzes policies, conducts public dialogues, organizes conferences, and publishes works on urban issues in the European Union. In German and English.
  • European Port Cities: A partnership of universities and non-government organizations conducting research and developing plans for disadvantaged areas of Algeciras, Ceuta, Dublin, Hamburg, London, and Thessaloniki.
  • Great Streets!: Profiles of cities with thriving main streets, an examination of the details that make them successful, and a look at the fictional River City in the movie The Music Man.
  • Infrastructure.ie: Presents categorized information and maps of Ireland's physical, social, and enterprise infrastructure.
  • International Design and Environment Research Network: An independent network of professionals and academics developing multidisciplinary methods, strategies, and techniques for cities in transition.
  • International Making Cities Livable: Promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, safe, mixed-use cities, towns, and neighborhoods through a continuing series of conferences.
  • International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU): Worldwide organization supporting traditional architecture, urbanism, and crafts through education and advocacy.
  • Jobs In Planning: Employment opportunities for planning professionals, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
  • Land Use Law: Includes articles, cases, ordinances, statutes, and photographs from Professor Daniel R. Mandelker of Washington University.
  • Legal Information Institute: Land Use Law: An overview provided by the Cornell Law School.
  • Local Government Commission: A nonprofit organization working to build livable communities. Covers topics including community design, economic development, sustainable energy sources, transportation, and waste prevention.
  • Los Angeles H* Urban Bureau: An urban design collaborative devoted to bridging the gap between the traditional development process and the community.
  • Megacities: Annual Dutch lecture series. Includes full text archives from prior years.
  • Metropolis: An international association of global cities working towards developing solutions to issues affecting large cities such as urban planning and development, the economy, the environment, transport, infrastructure and communications.
  • Michigan Land Use Institute: A movement to halt sprawl and improve the economy, environment, and quality of life. Home to the Elm Street Writers Group.
  • Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington: Providing city and county profiles and codes, articles on a wide range of subjects affecting municpalities, a database of state court opinions, the administrative code and statutes, directories, news, and links.
  • National Geographic - The New Suburb?: Explore a virtual new urbanist neighborhood. Includes comparisons to typical suburban developments, lesson plans, links, and an image gallery.
  • National League of Cities: The nation's oldest and largest `resource` for advocacy and research on issues affecting American cities and towns.
  • New Urbanism: The revival of our lost art of place-making, it is essentially a re-ordering of the built environment into the form of complete towns. New Urbanism promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
  • Observatoire de la Ville Interieure: Collects and disseminates information on Montreal's indoor and underground city. In French and English.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Urban and Regional Planners: Career profile from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Online NewsHour: New Urbanism: Companion site to PBS program includes core concepts, interviews, discussions, criticisms, comparisons, and examples.
  • Ordinance.com: Pay site with free sections providing land use ordinances, maps, design guides, and similar services. Registration required.
  • Parole: A thesaraus of modern concepts in urban development. For each there is a definition, bibliography and its source publication.
  • Partners for Livable Communities: Nonprofit helps to creating livable communities by by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity.
  • Periferia: Covers topics on architecture and urban design in the Caribbean.
  • Pew Partnership for Civic Change: Civic research `group` that identifies and documents strategies for creating strong communities.
  • Planetizen: Announcements: Information on RFPs, RFQs, conferences, educational opportunities, press releases, and other current events.
  • Planetizen: Jobs: Current job postings.
  • Planetizen: News: Links to planning news, reports, and editorials in the media.
  • Planetizen: Radar: Automatically updated collection of syndicated planning content.
  • PlannersWeb: Topical material on zoning ordinances, land use, comprehensive plans, master plans, subdivision regulation, transportation, housing, urban design, takings-property rights, and the impacts on cities and towns.
  • Planning Help: Campaign to Protect Rural England project provides information on how citizens can influence local planning decisions.
  • Planning Portal: Government gateway to planning information throughout the UK. Provides information on plans, appeals, applications, contact details, research areas.
  • Planning Resource: UK planning portal. Includes news, employment, appeals, education, documents, consultants directory, and forum.
  • Planning-applications.co.uk: Free online guide to the U.K. town planning system. Lodge an appeal and review development plans.
  • Planum: Selected European planning journals, an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, and events from the town and regional planning world.
  • Project for Public Spaces: Nonprofit technical assistance, research, and educational organization whose mission is to create and sustain public places that build communities.
  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR): Promotes good planning and government through research, analysis, public education, and advocacy.
  • Sense of Community Project: A study of social capital in urban blocks of Lansing, Michigan demonstrating its relationship to quality of life and social behavior.
  • Smart City: A weekly, hour-long public radio talk show that looks at urban life. Host Carol Coletta talks with public policy experts, designers, elected officials, developers, planners and others in discussions of urban issues.
  • Space.City: Seattle, Washington-based nonprofit hosts lectures and events on architecture, public art, and urbanism.
  • Suburbia Project: A collection of essays covering urban and suburban design, transportation modalities, habitat preservation, urban farming, and social and environmental economics.
  • Sustainable City: A non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a sustainable future for San Francisco.
  • Sustainable Communities Network: Connects citizens with resources to implement innovative processes and programs to restore the economic, environmental, and social health and vitality of their communities.
  • The Land Centre: An internet clearinghouse providing instant access to information about real estate and land use through our network of webpages.
  • The Mayors' Institute on City Design: Works to transform mayors into advocates for good design by hosting symposiums on urban design.
  • The Orange Empire of Southern California: Profiles, news, and commentary for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan region.
  • The Planning Exchange: Non-profit engaged in the exchange of information on urban and rural regeneration and development, primarily in the UK.
  • The Smarter Land Use Project: Focuses on improving the quality of proposed developments in settled areas. Includes a citizens guidebook for achieving effective collaboration.
  • The Social Developer: An examination of issues in modern urban development and its influence on the lives of urban dwellers.
  • The Social Life of Cities: A collection of photo essays illustrating aspects of public space, collective memory, urban design, and architecture.
  • This Land is Ours: An introduction to the planning process prepared by the League of Women Voters.
  • Tide Pool - Growth Management: Goal is to provide the bioregional community with a daily source of the news they need to create a conservation based economy.
  • Timeline of New Urbanism: A searchable database of key events in the history of new urbanism, as well as historical influences.
  • Urban Ecology: An organization dedicated to building ecologically and socially healthy cities.
  • Urban Environmental Management: A grouping of urban planning researchers from around the world. It looks at urban areas as the intersection of natural, built, and socio-economic environments.
  • Urban Futures: A project of the Reason Public Policy Institute. Promotes voluntary, private-sector and market-oriented solutions to sprawl and other urban problems.
  • Urban Land Institute: Nonprofit education and research institute with focus on the use of land in order to enhance the total environment. Information on urban planning, growth, and development.
  • Urban Photo: Promotes and explores urban issues through photography.
  • Urban Planet: Urbanist message boards with areas for general and regional discussions.
  • Urban Planning Now: Job postings and links to planning employers.
  • Urban Planning Topics: Dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.
  • Urban Planning, 1794-1918: An international anthology of primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I. Includes articles, conference papers, and reports.
  • Urban Residue: Papers on the nature of public space and profiles of progressive urban areas.
  • Urban and Regional Innovation Research Unit (Urenio): Information about European funded regional and urban development, innovation, and planning tools and strategies.
  • Urbanicity: An introduction to the concept of urbanicity.
  • Urbanism.org: Blog reporting on architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, public art, suburbanism, and urbanism issues.
  • Urbanology: Urban projects, ideas, and plans. Virtual tour in ghetto spaces, urban planning students network and philosophy for the Urban Planning Department of Columbia.
  • Urbanplanning.it: Provides links to current planning news.
  • Village At: Providing information about land use issues and sustainable land development.
  • Wikipedia: Urban Planning: Encyclopedia entry covers planning's role in aesthetics, safety, transportation, suburbanization, and the environment. Includes lists of famous planners and planned communities.

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