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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.

    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.

    American Planning Association - Professional association organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

    PlannersWeb - "Planning Commissioners Journal" site has resources for planning commissions and zoning boards. Topical material on zoning ordinances, land use, comprehensive plans, master plans, subdivision regulation, transportation, housing, urban design, takings-property rights, and the impacts of information technology on cities and towns.

    Planners Network - a voice for progressive professionals and activists concerned with urban planning and social justice.

    Urban Planning Jobs - A complete collection of urban planning employment resources, well organized and updated regularly. Winner of the Argus Clearinghouse Seal of Approval.

    Rural Resources - Consultants in rural community planning. Aim to provide a fully integrated approach to the sustainable management and development of the rural environment.

    Aspects of Modern Geography - Offers information about the mobility habits of urban people including urban planning, transportation planning and psycho-social habits. It is based on several studys which were published in Europe, Germany.

    CityNet - An Asia-Pacific regional network of local authorities, with an agenda empahsizing urban development. Note: site has a slow download.

    The Social Developer - An examination of issues in modern urban development and its influence on the lives of urban dwellers.

    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.

    Grow Smart Rhode Island - A statewide non-profit organization that promotes sensible alternatives to suburban sprawl and urban decay.

    New Urbanism Resource Index - Directory of resources on downtown revitalization and surburban sprawl, land use, and criticisms.

    Cyburbia - Planning resource center contains a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to the built environment. Also contains information about related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, and hosts several interactive message areas.

    Links For Planners - Directory of links set up for Cornell's planning students; but is useful for anyone involved or interested in Urban Planning.

    Student Planning Network - PlaNet is a network of planning students, consisting of 15 local groups in European cities. The central task is to foster co-operation and communication between European planning students. The highlight of every PlaNet-Year is the annual congress for planning students.

    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.

    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.

    Congress for New Urbanism - Views disinvestment in central cities, the spread of placeless sprawl, separation by race and income, environmental deterioration, loss of agricultural and forest lands, and the erosion of society's built heritage as one interrelated community-building challenge.

    Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse - Provide resource information on issues surrounding urban sprawl.

    Community Mapping Project - Victoria, British Columbia-based organization using mapping as a tool to get citizens involved in planning.

    Planning Links - Up to date links to websites on urban planning, smart growth, new urbanism and growth management.

    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.

    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.

    Thoreau Institute - Institute believes that big government that are centrally planned, budgeted, and controlled by prescriptive laws ­­ do not work. As an alternative, Institute research now aims to find small government means, including such techniques as user fees, markets, and incentives, to protect the 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. It contains links to more than 5,000 web sites and pages, and it includes:

    Planning Online - Online version of the British journal Planning Magazine. Includes news, features, appointments, consultants index and forum.

    Virtual Greenbelt - Images, interviews and other materials relating to Greenbelt, Maryland, a New Deal-era planned community in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

    University of North Carolina Planning Links - Links to planning department, academic programs and consultants.

    Urban Planning Now - Site has job postings, links to other web site resources, and information about planning.

    Ordinance.com - Pay site with free sections providing land use ordinances, maps, design guides, and similar services. Registration requried.

    Urban Environmental Management - From the Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative (UEMRI), 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.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook - Urban and regional planner job information from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    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.

    New Urban News - Bi-monthly newsletter covering "smart growth," livable communities, and traditional neighborhood development.

    Sapling - Architecture, planning and landscape links.

    Village At - Providing information about land use issues and sustainable land development.

    Sustainable Development Center - U.S. Department of Energy's Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development website.

    Planning and Design Institute - Land use planning based on social, economic, and physical factors.

    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.

    Land Use Planning Information Network - CERES is 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.

    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 in approximately 500 selected cities in the United States and Canada.

    Smart Land Development - Citizens guidebook presenting a viable solution to sprawl. Website shows anyone how to help create and gain approvals for land development that improves local property values, reduces traffic congestion, enhances natural and historic resources, and builds community spirit.

    The Planning Report - The insiders guide to managed growth in Southern California.

    Good Urban Form - Xia Zhang's personal page explores the interrelationship between architecture, urban design, landscape ecology, planning.

    Planum - Selected european planning journals ,an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, information, events from the town and regional planning world.

    Creative Spaces - Inspiration, ideas and support for creative community involvement in urban design

    Council of Planning Librarians - International professional organization of librarians, information specialists, planners, researches, and educators in the field of planning librarianship.

    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. Also gives links to planning articles and resources.

    Urban Planning and Feng Shui - Consideration of relationship between urban planning and aspects of Feng Shui practice.

    Sustainable Communities Network - SCN identifies quality resources on sustainability and to disseminate them in a timely way to the public.

    Citistates Group - Network of journalists, speakers and advisers committed to competitive, equitable and sustainable 21st century metropolitan regions.

    National League of Cities - The nation's oldest and largest resource for advocacy and research on issues affecting American cities and towns.

    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.

    Ebenezer Howard - This is the planning theory based on the work Ebenezer Howard and the Garden City Movement.

    Sustainable City - A non-profit organization dedicated to achieving a sustainable future for San Francisco.

    The Land Centre - An internet clearinghouse providing instant access to information about real estate and land use through our network of webpages.

    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.

    The Planning Exchange - Non-profit engaged in the exchange of information on urban and rural regeneration and development, primarily in the UK. Site has information about planning topics and upcoming events.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    About Planning - Web links, news stories, commentary, university offerings and employment regarding urban planning, growth management, smart growth and new urbanism.

    Planning and Markets - Site dedicated to the study of planned interventions versus market approaches.

    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. The program's principal activities focus on urban economic development policy and land-use planning at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

    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.

    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.

    Sprawl City - A website about comsumption growth and population growth and their roles in urban sprawl.

    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!

    Alambina - Urban design, town and regional planning. Annotated directory of resources and links on a variety of city and regional planning topics.

    Sierra Club-Stop Sprawl - The Sierra Club challenge to sprawl campaign.

    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.

    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.

    Cascade Policy Institute - 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.

    National Neighborhood Coalition - The NNC is a convener of 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.

    Canadian Institute of Planners - The national professional institute and certification body for the planning profession in Canada. Business, conferences, initiatives, services.

    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.

    Center for Urban and Regional and Policy - CURP, founded at Northeastern University, is 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.

    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.

    Urban Planning Topics - This site is dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.

    Great Planning Quotes - This is a collection of quotes on the idea of planning from across the centuries.

    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.

    Council for the Protection of Rural England - CPRE 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.

    PlanWeb - PlanWeb is designed by town planners for town planners. Our site is experimental so please send us feed-back on what you think, together with any items of Internet News or interesting sites.

    Suburbia Project - This is a place for exploring the history, the technology, and the sensations of community. Join in to discuss urban and suburban design, transportation modalities, habitat preservation, urban farming, social and environmental economics, and anything else related to the communities, human and otherwise, of this planet.

    This Land is Ours - An introduction to the planning process prepared by the League of Women Voters.

    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.

    Planning Acronyms - Prepared by American Planning Association's Massachusetts Chapter

    Land Use Law - An overview provided by the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.

    Radical Urban Theory - Writings on the modern urban condition.

    Smart Growth Network - Provides information about the Smart Growth planning movement.

    Cyberhood - Virtual community centered on urban planning issues, including race, class, and gender. List-serv, gallery, links.

    Smart Growth Tool Kit - The Path to Smart Growth: A Toolkit Developed by the Surface Transportation Policy Project and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Internet Planning Media - Site provides quick access to planning-related publications and to help promote the free flow of information between editors, publishers and writers. Website contains contact information for almost 100 planning publications websites and e-mail addresses.

    Land Use Planning Education Project - This tool can also be used to help students practice the process of scientific investigation and resolve environmental issues.

    American Society of Civil Engineers - Urban planning community site.

    Urban Photo - Grassroots website established 1n 1999 to promote urbanism and explore issues through photography.

    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.

    Space Syntax - Site pioneers the use of new computer modelling techniques that forecast the effects of design decisions on functional performance.


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