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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Urban Planning Now - Job postings and links to planning employers.
Ordinance.com - Pay site with free sections providing land use ordinances, maps, design guides, and similar services. Registration required.
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.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Urban and Regional Planners - Career profile from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
California Land Use Planning Network - LUPIN (Land Use Planning Information Network) is an information service that supports and addresses California land use planning issues via the CERES web.
Planum - Selected European planning journals, an extensive planning web guide, archives of plans, and events from the town and regional planning world.
Urban Futures - A project of the Reason Public Policy Institute. Promotes voluntary, private-sector and market-oriented solutions to sprawl and other urban problems.
Urban Planning Topics - Dedicated to providing information and resources on urban and regional planning and environmental issues.
Legal Information Institute: Land Use Law - An overview provided by the Cornell Law School.
Urbanology - Urban projects, ideas, and plans. Virtual tour in ghetto spaces, urban planning students network and philosophy for the Urban Planning Department of Columbia.
Sense of Community Project - A study of social capital in urban blocks of Lansing, Michigan demonstrating its relationship to quality of life and social behavior.
Cyburbia - Planning resource center includes a detailed resource directory, numerous message boards, a wiki, and image galleries.
ArchNet - An online community and resource for architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world.
Timeline of New Urbanism - A searchable database of key events in the history of new urbanism, as well as historical influences.
Parole - A thesaraus of modern concepts in urban development. For each there is a definition, bibliography and its source publication.
The Smarter Land Use Project - Focuses on improving the quality of proposed developments in settled areas. Includes a citizens guidebook for achieving effective collaboration.
Urban Residue - Papers on the nature of public space and profiles of progressive urban areas.
Urban Photo - Promotes and explores urban issues through photography.
CityMayors - News about the world's cities and how their mayors are dealing with today's urban issues.
Great Streets! - Profiles of cities with thriving main streets, an examination of the details that make them successful, and a look at the fictional River City in the movie The Music Man.
Megacities - Annual Dutch lecture series. Includes full text archives from prior years.
National Geographic - The New Suburb? - Explore a virtual new urbanist neighborhood. Includes comparisons to typical suburban developments, lesson plans, links, and an image gallery.
Periferia - Covers topics on architecture and urban design in the Caribbean.
CharretteCenter.net - Information on planning, conducting, and implementing results from design charettes.
Smart City - A weekly, hour-long public radio talk show that looks at urban life. Host Carol Coletta talks with public policy experts, designers, elected officials, developers, planners and others in discussions of urban issues.
Building Better Communities Network - An information clearinghouse and communication forum dedicated to building inclusive communities and to successfully siting affordable housing and community services.
Planning Portal - Government gateway to planning information throughout the UK. Provides information on plans, appeals, applications, contact details, research areas.
Planning-applications.co.uk - Free online guide to the U.K. town planning system. Lodge an appeal and review development plans.
The Mayors' Institute on City Design - Works to transform mayors into advocates for good design by hosting symposiums on urban design.
Jobs In Planning - Employment opportunities for planning professionals, with a focus on Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Urbanicity - An introduction to the concept of urbanicity.
Wikipedia: Urban Planning - Encyclopedia entry covers planning's role in aesthetics, safety, transportation, suburbanization, and the environment. Includes lists of famous planners and planned communities.
Planetizen: Jobs - Current job postings.
Planetizen: Announcements - Information on RFPs, RFQs, conferences, educational opportunities, press releases, and other current events.
Planetizen: News - Links to planning news, reports, and editorials in the media.
Planetizen: Radar - Automatically updated collection of syndicated planning content.
Observatoire de la Ville Interieure - Collects and disseminates information on Montreal's indoor and underground city. In French and English.
Europaforum Wien - Analyzes policies, conducts public dialogues, organizes conferences, and publishes works on urban issues in the European Union. In German and English.
Urban Planet - Urbanist message boards with areas for general and regional discussions.
Planning Help - Campaign to Protect Rural England project provides information on how citizens can influence local planning decisions.
Online NewsHour: New Urbanism - Companion site to PBS program includes core concepts, interviews, discussions, criticisms, comparisons, and examples.
Planning Resource - UK planning portal. Includes news, employment, appeals, education, documents, consultants directory, and forum.
Cyburbia Forums - Discussions about planning, cities, and the built environment.
Land Use Law - Includes articles, cases, ordinances, statutes, and photographs from Professor Daniel R. Mandelker of Washington University.
Space.City - Seattle, Washington-based nonprofit hosts lectures and events on architecture, public art, and urbanism.
The Orange Empire of Southern California - Profiles, news, and commentary for the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan region.
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.
Urban Age - International conference series on the future of cities. Conference information, archives, foci, and networking.
Neighborhood Planning - Educational resource for understanding and improving neighborhoods. Includes a number of detailed examinations of topical issues.
Big Box Reuse - Julia Christensen studies and explores how communities reuse empty big box buildings. Case studies, articles, and presentation schedule.
Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy - Reports, analysis, commentary, special features, and books from The Brookings Institution.
Tidepool - Environmental, community, and economic news for the bioregional community of western North America.
Planning and Regulatory Services Online (PARSOL) - National United Kingdom program providing planning and regulatory standards, toolkits, specifications, schemas, and systems for use by local governments.
Resource for Urban Design Information - Multimedia resource for teaching, research, and professional activity in urban design and its related disciplines.
The Social Life of Cities - A collection of photo essays illustrating aspects of public space, collective memory, urban design, and architecture.