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About Planning 
Web links, news stories, commentary, university offerings and employment regarding urban planning, growth management, smart growth and new urbanism.
http://www.aboutplanning.org/
American Planning Association 
Professional association organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning.
http://www.planning.org/
Archis 
An independent magazine for architecture, the city and visual culture.
http://www.archis.org/index_e.html
ArchNet 
An online community and resource for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.
http://archnet.org/
Aspects of Modern Geography 
Information about the mobility habits of urban people including urban planning, transportation planning and psycho-social habits. Based on several studys which were published in Europe, Germany.
http://home.t-online.de/home/jok.geo/intro.htm
Berkeley Planning Journal 
This is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the graduate students of the Dept. of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley.
http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu/bpj/index.html
Canadian Institute of Planners 
The national professional institute and certification body for the planning profession in Canada. Business, conferences, initiatives, services.
http://www.cip-icu.ca/English/home.htm
Canadian Planning Resources 
Canadian planning resources in the internet classified based on institutional approach.
http://www.geocities.com/aasgary/index.htm
Cascade Policy Institute 
Leads the way in debunking the smart growth myth and presenting alternative policy solutions. Media, policymakers and organizations around the country increasingly look to Cascade for land use and transportation policy advice.
http://www.cascadepolicy.org/growth.asp
Cato Institute - Urban Sprawl 
Non-profit public policy research foundation named for Cato's Letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
http://www.cato.org/research/natur-st.html#8
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.
http://www.clui.org/
Center for Urban and Regional and Policy 
A "think and do tank" where faculty, staff, and students pool their expertise, resources, and commitment to address a wide range of issues facing cities, towns, and suburbs.
http://www.curp.neu.edu/
Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy 
Brookings Institution research center focuses on cities and their metropolitan areas, and the impact upon them of government policies, private sector actions, and national trends. Includes articles and research studies.
http://www.brook.edu/es/urban/
Charrette Center 
Interactive information tools for town building professionals and development groups. The Charrette is an interdisciplinary design process used in neighborhood planning and community development.
http://www.charrettecenter.com/
Cities and Markets - 2003 Conference 
47th World Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP): "cities and markets - shifts in urban development". 5-8 October 2003, Vienna
http://www.ifhp2003.at
Citistates Group 
Network of journalists, speakers and advisers committed to competitive, equitable and sustainable 21st century metropolitan regions.
http://www.citistates.com/
Citizen Planner Training Collaborative 
Mission is to empower local officials serving on Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Appeals to make effective and judicious decisions by providing them with educational opportunities and access to information.
http://www.umass.edu/masscptc/
CityNet 
An Asia-Pacific regional network of local authorities, with an agenda empahsizing urban development.
http://www.citynet-ap.org/
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.
http://www.communityinitiatives.com/
Community Mapping Project 
Victoria, British Columbia-based organization using mapping as a tool to get citizens involved in planning.
http://www3.telus.net/cground
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.
http://www.communityplanning.org.uk/
CommunityViz 
Community planning and visualization software, created by the Orton Family Foundation, allows rural and urban communities to manage their growth through GIS-based 3D modeling tools.
http://www.communityviz.com/
Congress for New Urbanism 
a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that was founded in 1993. Works with architects, developers, planners, and others involved in the creation of cities and towns, teaching them how to implement the principles of the New Urbanism.
http://www.cnu.org/
Council for the Protection of Rural England 
Exists to promote the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.
http://www.cpre.org.uk/
Council of Planning Librarians 
International professional organization of librarians, information specialists, planners, researches, and educators in the field of planning librarianship.
http://www.west.asu.edu/mmyers/cpl/index.html
Creative Spaces 
Inspiration, ideas and support for creative community involvement in urban design
http://www.creativespaces.org.uk
Critical Planning 
Student-run journal established in 1993 by the UCLA Department of Urban Planning. Serving as a forum to debate issues that impact cities and regions, particularly in the context of planning and policy making.
http://www.sppsr.ucla.edu/critplan
Cyberhood 
Virtual community centered on urban planning issues, including race, class, and gender. List-serv, gallery, links.
http://www.thecyberhood.net/
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 ar
http://www.cyburbia.org/
Downtown Revitalization Resources 
An annotated collection of resources including urban renewal, historic preservation, land use regulations and urban zoning sites of use to planners, architects, and concerned citizens.
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kleban/Revitalization.htm
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.
http://www.ecoiq.com/onlineresources/anthologies/landuse/index.html
Good Urban Form 
Xia Zhang's personal page explores the interrelationship between architecture, urban design, landscape ecology, planning.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/~zhanx/
Grow Smart Rhode Island 
A statewide non-profit organization that promotes sensible alternatives to suburban sprawl and urban decay.
http://www.growsmartri.com/
Growth Management Toolbox 
Site was created by students at the University of Virginia, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture to be useful to a broad audience, including both citizens and decision-makers from across the country.
http://www.vapreservation.org/growth/intro1.htm
Guides to City and Regional Planning Research 
This is a selected list of guides to resources in the UC Berkeley libraries and on the web prepared for the students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/cityguid.html
Innovative Urban Planning 
Site presents examples of innovative planning in the United States, France and Spain. Special attention is given to public space and transportation.
http://www.columbia.edu/~jws150/urban_planning/
LA Human Urban Bureau 
LAHUB believes that the complexity glossed over by utopian schemes is a source of urban interest, vitality and future growth and hopes to raise issues, put forth ideas and give voice to unheard constituencies through various medias.
http://www.lahub.net/
Land Use Law 
An overview provided by the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/land_use.html
Land Use Planning and Conservation 
The EcoIQ.com Land Use website is for everyone interested in making smart choices about land use in our communities -- choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent.
http://www.ecoiq.com/landuse/
Land Use Planning Education Project 
This tool can also be used to help students practice the process of scientific investigation and resolve environmental issues.
http://www.riveredgenc.com/html/landuse.html
Land Use Planning Information Network 
An information system developed by the California Resources Agency to facilitate access to a variety of electronic data describing California's rich and diverse environments.
http://ceres.ca.gov/planning/
Links For Planners 
Directory of links set up for Cornell's planning students; but is useful for anyone involved or interested in Urban Planning.
http://inet.crp.cornell.edu/home/links/
National League of Cities 
The nation's oldest and largest resource for advocacy and research on issues affecting American cities and towns.
http://www.nlc.org
National Neighborhood Coalition 
Convenes people and organizations concerned about neighborhoods, a conduit of information about programs and policies, and an advocate for neighborhoods and community and neighborhood-based organizations.
http://www.neighborhoodcoalition.org/smartgrowth/
New Urban News 
Bi-monthly newsletter covering "smart growth," livable communities, and traditional neighborhood development.
http://www.newurbannews.com/
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
http://www.newurbanism.org/
New Urbanism Resource Index 
Directory of resources on downtown revitalization and surburban sprawl, land use, and criticisms.
http://bradley.bradley.edu/~ajh/nu.htm
New Urbanism Resource Site 
New Urbanist projects, people prominent in New Urbanism, and articles and books about New Urbanism.
http://www.netsense.net/~terry/newurban.htm
Occupational Outlook Handbook 
Urban and regional planner job information from the U.S. Department of Labor.
http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos057.htm
Ordinance.com 
Pay site with free sections providing land use ordinances, maps, design guides, and similar services. Registration requried.
http://www.ordinance.com/
Parole 
A thesaraus of modern concepts in urban development. For each there is a definition, bibliography and its source publication.
http://parole.aporee.org/
Plan Net Architecture 
The Daily Plan Net News, articles and publications about architecture and urban planning from around the Internet and the world.
http://www.plannet.com/index.html
Planetizen 
A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community. Urban planning and development news, job opportunities, commentary and events.
http://www.planetizen.com/
Planners Network 
a voice for progressive professionals and activists concerned with urban planning and social justice.
http://www.plannersnetwork.org/
Planners Network UK 
Joins professionals, activists, academics, students and public and providing them with access to forthcoming events, published magazines and various other information on planning.
http://www.plannersnetwork.co.uk
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.
http://www.plannersweb.com/
Planning and Design Institute 
Land use planning based on social, economic, and physical factors.
http://www.pdisite.com/search/planning_hb.html
Planning and Markets 
Site dedicated to the study of planned interventions versus market approaches.
http://www-pam.usc.edu/
Planning Institute of Australia 
PIA is the peak Australian planning professional organisation that seeks the general advancement of Regional and Town Planning, and promotes the artistic and scientific development of regions, cities and towns.
http://www.planning.org.au
Planning Online 
Online version of the British journal Planning Magazine. Includes news, features, appointments, consultants index and forum.
http://www.planning.haynet.com/
Planum 
Selected european planning journals ,an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, information, events from the town and regional planning world.
http://www.planum.net/
PlanWeb 
PlanWeb is designed by town planners for town planners. Site is experimental so please send us feed-back on what you think, together with any news items or interesting sites.
http://www.planweb.co.uk/
Post-War New Towns - An Inquiry 
An inquiry into the successes and failures of the British New Towns built in the immediate Post-War period
http://www.crawley-online.eurobell.co.uk/inquiry/
Posturbanism 
Posturbanism: An archive of contemporary thought on the city What and why is posturbanism? Posturbanism is the synthesis of two principle notions: the city is an analogue of the mind, and the idea of formlessness as it pertains to urban existenc
http://www.aloha.net/~laumana/posturbanismindex.html
Project for Public Spaces 
Nonprofit technical assistance, research and educational organization whose mission is to create and sustain public places that build communities
http://www.pps.org/
Radical Urban Theory 
Writings on the modern urban condition.
http://www.rut.com/index.html
Rural Resources 
Consultants in rural community planning. Aim to provide a fully integrated approach to the sustainable management and development of the rural environment.
http://www.rural-resources.co.uk/
Sapling 
Covering planning, general built environment, economic development, Geographical Information Systems, international development, local government, regional development.
http://www.soult.com/sapling/planning.shtml
Sense of Community Project 
Studying social capital on urban blocks in Lansing, Michigan to demonstrate its relationship to quality of life and to pro-social behaviors.
http://www.msu.edu/user/socomm
Sierra Club-Stop Sprawl 
The Sierra Club challenge to sprawl campaign.
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/
Smart Growth America 
Nationwide coalition promoting a better way to grow; one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, preserves scenic and historic resources, and makes communities more livable.
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.com/
Smart Growth for Tennessee Towns and Counties 
This guide summarizes the basic steps in a smart growth visioning and planning process. It reviews techniques that can be used at each step.
http://eerc.ra.utk.edu/smart.htm
Smart Growth Network 
Provides information about the Smart Growth planning movement.
http://www.smartgrowth.org/
Smart Growth Tool Kit 
Different ways to achieve community growth that is economically sound, environmentally sensitive and promotes a high quality of life are examined by the Urban Land Institute.
http://www.uli.org/pub/pages/c_enews/C_PrL4_12_11_00SmB.htm
Smart Land Development 
Citizens guidebook presenting a viable solution to sprawl and shows how to help create/gain approvals for land development that improves property values, reduces traffic congestion, enhances natural and historic resources, and builds community spirit
http://landuse.org/lufsys/Index.htm
Space Syntax 
Site pioneers the use of new computer modelling techniques that forecast the effects of design decisions on functional performance.
http://www.spacesyntax.com/introduction/introduction.html
Sprawl Busters 
Wal-Mart, Home Depot, K Mart, Target. We don't care what the logo says -- We help communities stop the big box bulldozers!
http://www.sprawl-busters.com/
Sprawl City 
A website about comsumption growth and population growth and their roles in urban sprawl.
http://www.sprawlcity.org/
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse 
Provide resource information on issues surrounding urban sprawl.
http://www.sprawlwatch.org/frames.html
Student Planning Network 
Network of planning students in European cities. The central task is to foster co-operation and communication between European planning students.
http://www.planningnetwork.org/
Suburbia Project 
Site for exploring the history, technology, and the sensations of community. Join in to discuss urban and suburban design, transportation modalities, habitat preservation, urban farming, social and environmental economics.
http://www.living-room.org/suburbia/contents.htm
Sustainable City 
A non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a sustainable future for San Francisco.
http://www.sustainable-city.org/
Sustainable Communities Network 
SCN identifies quality resources on sustainability and to disseminate them in a timely way to the public.
http://www.sustainable.org/
Sustainable Development Center 
U.S. Department of Energy's Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development website.
http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/
Terrain 
A journal of the built and natural environments, featuring articles, essays, editorials, poetry, fiction, artwork, and the "UnSprawl" case studies.
http://www.terrain.org
The Land Centre 
An internet clearinghouse providing instant access to information about real estate and land use through our network of webpages.
http://www.landcentre.ca/
The Planning Exchange 
Non-profit engaged in the exchange of information on urban and rural regeneration and development, primarily in the UK.
http://www.planex.co.uk/
The Planning Report 
The insiders guide to managed growth in Southern California.
http://www.ablinc.net/tpr/
The Social Developer 
An examination of issues in modern urban development and its influence on the lives of urban dwellers.
http://www.hillside.ca
This Land is Ours 
An introduction to the planning process prepared by the League of Women Voters.
http://www.lwvmi.org/landusef.htm
Thoreau Institute 
Believes that big government that are centrally planned, budgeted, and controlled by prescriptive laws ญญ do not work. As an alternative, research now aims to find small government means, such as user fees, markets, and incentives, to protect the env
http://www.ti.org/
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.
http://www.tidepool.org/subjects/id.artshow.cfm?category=growth
Timeline of New Urbanism 
A searchable database of key events in the history of new urbanism, as well as historical influences.
http://www.NUtimeline.net/
University of North Carolina Planning Links 
Links to planning department, academic programs and consultants.
http://www.lib.unc.edu/planning/html9.htm
Urban Advantage 
Digital technology can aid in visualizing growth options, allow wide sharing of those visions, and speed up the learning process to turn visions into reality.
http://www.urban-advantage.com/
Urban and Regional Innovation Research Unit (Urenio) 
Information about European funded regional and urban development, innovation, and planning tools and strategies.
http://www.urenio.org/
Urban Documents 
Regularly published guide to the reports and research that are generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies.
http://www.urbdocs.com/
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.
http://www.gdrc.org/uem/
Urban Futures 
Strives to change the climate and terms of the debate over urban policy by developing and promoting voluntary, private-sector, and market-oriented solutions to urban problems.
http://www.urbanfutures.org/
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.
http://www.uli.org/
Urban Photo 
Grassroots website established in 1999 to promote urbanism and explore issues through photography.
http://urbanphoto.org
Urban Planning (1794-1918) 
An international anthology of articles, conference papers, and reports, this site consists of primary source material for the study of how urban planning developed up to the end of World War I.
http://www.library.cornell.edu/Reps/DOCS/homepage.htm
Urban Planning and Feng Shui 
Consideration of relationship between urban planning and aspects of Feng Shui practice.
http://www.fortunecity.com/athena/exercise/2492/
Urban Planning Jobs 
A complete collection of urban planning employment resources, well organized and updated regularly. Winner of the Argus Clearinghouse Seal of Approval.
http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/7442/jobs.html
Urban Planning Now 
Site has job postings, links to other web site resources, and information about planning.
http://www.urbanplanningnow.com/
Urban Planning Topics 
Dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/david.macleod/UTOPS.HTM
Urban Regeneration Companies 
URCs have been promoted by the government and established by local partners, in order to achieve a focused, integrated regeneration strategy for key towns and cities.
http://www.urcs-online.co.uk/
Urban Studies 
Issues surrounding city and suburban environments and built communities. Category on the About.com network which consists of over 700 Guide sites neatly organized into 36 channels.
http://psychology.about.com/cs/urbanstudies/index.htm?terms=urban+studies
Urban Studies and Planning 
Links to online resources regarding housing, environment and other topics. From University of California, San Diego Social Sciences and Humanities Library.
http://sshl.ucsd.edu/urban/
Urbanology 
Urbanology is a practical training school for community developers from the Eugene Community Trust.
http://www.urbanology.com
Urbanology 
Urban projects, ideas, and plans. Virtual tour in ghetto spaces, urban planning students network and philosophy for the Urban Planning Department of Columbia.
http://www.urbanology.org/
urbanSimulation.com 
A portal to the urban simulation community at the crossroads between urbanism and technology to visualize, analyze and simulated the built environment in 3D.
http://www.urbansimulation.com
Village At 
Providing information about land use issues and sustainable land development.
http://www.villageat.org/
Virtual Greenbelt 
Images, interviews and other materials relating to Greenbelt, Maryland, a New Deal-era planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
http://www.otal.umd.edu/~vg/