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Urban and Regional Planning Websites

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Resource for Urban Design Information

Multimedia resource for teaching, research, and professional activity in urban design and its related disciplines.
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An online community and resource for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.
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Planning Portal

Government gateway to planning information throughout the UK. Provides information on plans, appeals, applications, contact details, research areas.
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Pay site with free sections providing land use ordinances, maps, design guides, and similar services. Registration required.
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The Social Developer

An examination of issues in modern urban development and its influence on the lives of urban dwellers.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community. Urban planning and development news, job opportunities, commentary and events.
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Urban Planning Now

Job postings and links to planning employers.
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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.
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Selected European planning journals, an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, and events from the town and regional planning world.
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Provides solutions in the fields of urban development, design, architecture and new media. Explores, documents, archives, researches and intervenes in urban spaces around the world, including projects in the last ten years in Mumbai, Tokyo, New York and Bogota.
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Planning resource center includes a detailed resource directory, numerous message boards, a wiki, and image galleries.
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Timeline of New Urbanism

A searchable database of key events in the history of new urbanism, as well as historical influences.
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A thesaurus of modern concepts in urban development. For each there is a definition, bibliography and its source publication.
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Urban Residue

Papers on the nature of public space and profiles of progressive urban areas.
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Urban Photo

Promotes and explores urban issues through photography.
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Information on planning, conducting, and implementing results from design charettes.
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Jobs In Planning

Employment opportunities for planning professionals, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
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An introduction to the concept of urbanicity.
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Planetizen: Jobs

Current job postings.
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Planetizen: News

Links to planning news, reports, and editorials in the media.
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Planetizen: Radar

Automatically updated collection of syndicated planning content.
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Europaforum Wien

Analyzes policies, conducts public dialogues, organizes conferences, and publishes works on urban issues in the European Union. In German and English.
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Urban Planet

Urbanist message boards with areas for general and regional discussions.
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Planning Help

Campaign to Protect Rural England project provides information on how citizens can influence local planning decisions.
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Cyburbia Forums

Discussions about planning, cities, and the built environment.
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Land Use Law

Includes articles, cases, ordinances, statutes, and photographs from Professor Daniel R. Mandelker of Washington University.
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Ecology of Absence

Documents abandonment of the built environment and speculates on geographic, sociological, ecological, and architectural factors. Most examples are in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Urban Age

International conference series on the future of cities. Conference information, archives, foci, and networking.
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Big Box Reuse

Julia Christensen studies and explores how communities reuse empty big box buildings. Case studies, articles, and presentation schedule.
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Planning Resource

UK planning portal. Includes news, employment, appeals, education, documents, consultants directory, and forum.
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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.
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User Based City

Blog exploring the possibility of a user based city, one that is not planned from above but grows from the bottom.
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The KunstlerCast: The Tragic Comedy of Suburban Sprawl

A weekly podcast about suburban sprawl, the end of cheap oil and urban planning. Featuring James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere."
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Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) guide to the town planning process in the UK in relation to large, complex or strategic development projects.
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Blog about sustainability in urban design and community development, where ideas are fleshed out, concepts are discussed, and new technologies reported on and reviewed.
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Legal Information Institute: Land Use Law

An overview provided by the Cornell Law School.

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