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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.
    planneronline.homestead.com/NewPlanningMeridian.html
  • American Planning Association - Professional association organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning.
    www.planning.org
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Sustainability section.
    www.asce.org/professional/sustainability
  • Archis - An independent magazine for architecture, the city and visual culture.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.cip-icu.ca/English/home.htm
  • Canadian Planning Resources - Canadian planning resources in the internet classified based on institutional approach.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    www.ifhp2003.at
  • Citistates Group - Network of journalists, speakers and advisers committed to competitive, equitable and sustainable 21st century metropolitan regions.
    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.
    www.umass.edu/masscptc
  • CityNet - An Asia-Pacific regional network of local authorities, with an agenda empahsizing urban development.
    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.
    www.communityinitiatives.com
  • Community Mapping Project - Victoria, British Columbia-based organization using mapping as a tool to get citizens involved in planning.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.west.asu.edu/mmyers/cpl/index.html
  • Creative Spaces - Inspiration, ideas and support for creative community involvement in urban design
    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.
    www.sppsr.ucla.edu/critplan
  • Cyberhood - Virtual community centered on urban planning issues, including race, class, and gender. List-serv, gallery, links.
    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 areas.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.ucalgary.ca/~zhanx
  • Great Planning Quotes - This is a collection of quotes on the idea of planning from across the centuries.
    planneronline.homestead.com/quotes.html
  • Grow Smart Rhode Island - A statewide non-profit organization that promotes sensible alternatives to suburban sprawl and urban decay.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.lahub.net
  • Land Use Law - An overview provided by the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.neighborhoodcoalition.org/smart%20growth.htm
  • New Urban News - Bi-monthly newsletter covering "smart growth," livable communities, and traditional neighborhood development.
    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.
    www.newurbanism.org
  • New Urbanism Resource Index - Directory of resources on downtown revitalization and surburban sprawl, land use, and criticisms.
    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.
    www.netsense.net/~terry/newurban.htm
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Urban and regional planner job information from the U.S. Department of Labor.
    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.
    www.ordinance.com
  • Plan Net Architecture - The Daily Plan Net News, articles and publications about architecture and urban planning from around the Internet and the world.
    www.plannet.com/index.html
  • Planners Network - a voice for progressive professionals and activists concerned with urban planning and social justice.
    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.
    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.
    www.plannersweb.com
  • Planning and Design Institute - Land use planning based on social, economic, and physical factors.
    www.pdisite.com/search/planning_hb.html
  • Planning and Markets - Site dedicated to the study of planned interventions versus market approaches.
    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.
    www.planning.org.au
  • Planning Links - Up to date links to websites on urban planning, smart growth, new urbanism and growth management.
    planneronline.homestead.com/URLinks.html
  • Planning Online - Online version of the British journal Planning Magazine. Includes news, features, appointments, consultants index and forum.
    www.planning.haynet.com
  • Planning Publications Directory - Site provides quick access to planning-related publications and to editors, publishers and writers. Website contains contact information for almost 100 planning publications websites and e-mail addresses.
    www.planning.org/external/editors.htm
  • Planum - Selected european planning journals ,an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, information, events from the town and regional planning world.
    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.
    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
    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 existence.
    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
    www.pps.org
  • Radical Urban Theory - Writings on the modern urban condition.
    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.
    www.rural-resources.co.uk
  • Sapling - Covering planning, general built environment, economic development, Geographical Information Systems, international development, local government, regional development.
    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.
    www.msu.edu/user/socomm
  • Sierra Club-Stop Sprawl - The Sierra Club challenge to sprawl campaign.
    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.
    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.
    eerc.ra.utk.edu/smart.htm
  • Smart Growth Network - Provides information about the Smart Growth planning movement.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    www.sprawl-busters.com
  • Sprawl City - A website about comsumption growth and population growth and their roles in urban sprawl.
    www.sprawlcity.org
  • Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse - Provide resource information on issues surrounding urban sprawl.
    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.
    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.
    www.living-room.org/suburbia/contents.htm
  • Sustainable City - A non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a sustainable future for San Francisco.
    www.sustainable-city.org
  • Sustainable Communities Network - SCN identifies quality resources on sustainability and to disseminate them in a timely way to the public.
    www.sustainable.org
  • Sustainable Development Center - U.S. Department of Energy's Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development website.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.planex.co.uk
  • The Planning Report - The insiders guide to managed growth in Southern California.
    www.ablinc.net/tpr
  • The Social Developer - An examination of issues in modern urban development and its influence on the lives of urban dwellers.
    www.hillside.ca
  • This Land is Ours - An introduction to the planning process prepared by the League of Women Voters.
    www.lwvmi.org/landusef.htm
  • Thoreau Institute - Believes that big government that are centrally planned, budgeted, and controlled by prescriptive laws ­­ do not work. As an alternative, research now aims to find small government means, such as user fees, markets, and incentives, to protect the environment.
    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.
    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.
    www.NUtimeline.net
  • University of North Carolina Planning Links - Links to planning department, academic programs and consultants.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.uli.org
  • Urban Photo - Grassroots website established in 1999 to promote urbanism and explore issues through photography.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    www.geocities.com/CollegePark/7442/jobs.html
  • Urban Planning Now - Site has job postings, links to other web site resources, and information about planning.
    www.urbanplanningnow.com
  • Urban Planning Topics - Dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    sshl.ucsd.edu/urban
  • Urbanistica de la ciudad de Denia - (Spanish language) En esta página se encuentra toda la información urbanística de planeamiento y gestión de la ciudad de Denia.
    www.planeamiento-denia.org
  • Urbanology - Urban projects, ideas, and plans. Virtual tour in ghetto spaces, urban planning students network and philosophy for the Urban Planning Department of Columbia.
    www.urbanology.org
  • Urbanology - Urbanology is a practical training school for community developers from the Eugene Community Trust.
    www.urbanology.com
  • 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.
    www.urbansimulation.com
  • Village At - Providing information about land use issues and sustainable land development.
    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.
    www.otal.umd.edu/~vg
  • Planetizen - A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community. Urban planning and development news, job opportunities, commentary and events.
    www.planetizen.com

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