- Favela Bairro - Projeto urbanístico da Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro,
vizando integrar a favela com a cidade.
Institute-Informs public and
political debate on urban issues, with publications, journals, reports, and databases.
Planning Assoc.-Details on
membership and publications of the APA and its professional institute, includes advisory
Institute of Planners-Comprehensive
resources for professionals, including publications, events, career advice, and
Urban Institute-Encourages debate
through research, publications, and conferences. Focuses on governance, environment,
housing, and urban intensification.
for Urban Affairs-Univ. of
Alabama center doing applied research on housing, land use, urban economy for public and
private agencies in the Birmingham area
II-From the UN's 1996 human
settlements conference, includes texts, proceedings, images, and press releases.
& Urban Development-US
government department provides ideas for communities, news, consumer information, and
- Impact of IT on Cities-Describes how information revolution is reshaping commercial real estate,
education, retailing, and other elements of the urban fabric.
- Indicators of Urban Sprawl-Factsheet on the symptoms of urban sprawl since the 1940s in the
USA. From Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and Development.
Transportation System-ITS online
publication, provides transport enthusiasts with a forum for exchanging ideas. Includes
Downtown Assoc.-Brings public,
business, and nonprofit interests into civic partnerships to create diverse, livable urban
- LA: Revisiting the Four Ecologies-Site based on Reyner Banham's famous study of Los Angeles divided in to
surfurbia, downtown, foothills and autopia.
- Landscape History-Images accompanying Kenneth Helphand's University of Oregon course on the
History of Landscape Architecture.
- Letchworth: The First Garden City-Contemporary news plus historical and photographic tour of Letchworth -
Ebenezer Howard's pioneering garden city.
- Maps Of World Cities-Index and links to maps of world cities from Algiers to Istanbul to
Civic League-Civic renewal
organization with programs to assist community projects, build civic leadership, and
foster municipal campaign finance reform.
League of Cities-Mission,
programs, services, and strategic plan of the NLC, a representative body of small and
large municipalities in the US.
- National Urban
League-Aims to assist African
Americans to achieve social equality and economic self-sufficiency through advocacy and
- New Urbanism Lawrence University-Program emphasizing walkability and high density mixed use in
urban design. With descriptions of city planners and communities.
- New Urbanism-Simultaneously critical and sympathetic overview of New Urbanism as an
alternative to post-war suburban sprawl in American cities.
- New York Skyscrapers-Short profiles of key NYC skyscrapers including Early Century, Art Deco,
International, and Postmodern plus information on their architects.
- OneWorld Guides: The City-Aspects of urban life, including cities as superorganisms, and resource
management. With articles, images, and news.
- PAIRC-Planning and Architecture Internet Resource
Center index on urban planning, most with annotated descriptions.
- PlaNet - Planning Network-PlaNet is the European Planning Network for young planners. They offer
congresses and seminars for students, plus links and contact details.
- Planners Forum-Encourages
dialog among professionals about planning issues. Includes online planning-related
- Planning Commissioners Journal-Sample planning news and research articles. With subscription and back
& Academic Departments-Extensive
links to worldwide study programs for architecture, planning, urban, and regional studies.
UNESCO, access to reports, research, and events on multi-culturalism, urban studies, and
to Rethink Regionalism-Journal
article examining the importance of regionalism and decentralization for American
- US Conference of Mayors-Surveys the leadership, history, policies, products, and services of the
official organization of American cities.
- Urban Design Bibliography-Short bibliography that lists some of the classics of C20th urban design.
- Urban Plans-Profiles of historical (Letchworth 1903, Ruhr 1920, Warsaw 1948, Almere
1977) and contemporary (Berlin, Paris, Randstad, Ruhr) urban plans.
- Urban Policy-Brookings
Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy researches trends and issues (poverty,
jobs) affecting US cities and suburbs.
Car-Free City-Venice serves as
the model for alternatives to cities organized around the automobile. Site provides
detailed design principles and criteria.
- White House: Urban Policy-Recent documents from the White House on urban policy and issues.
- alt.planning-Newgroup discussing a broad range of urban
planning issues, particularly for students and professionals.
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