Planning Sites

PLANNING-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

AMBAG - Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments

American Planning Association (California Chapter)

American Planning Association (National)

Association of Environmental Professionals (California Chapter)

The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB)

California Planning Foundation

California Planning & Development Report

California Planning Roundtable

California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO)

California Prosperity Through Reform (CPR) - California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance

California Research Bureau (CRB) - California State Library

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE)

Governor's Office of Planning and Research - State of California

The Great Valley Center

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

League of California Cities - Citylink 2000

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Local Government Commission (LGC)

National Association of Counties (NACo)

National League of Cities (NLC)

National Neighborhood Coalition (NNC)

Planetizen - Planning and Development News

Planners Web - Planning Commissioners Journal 

Planning and Conservation League (PCL)

PolicyLink

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

 

 

MAJOR PLANNING INTERNET RESOURCES (META-SITES)

 

 

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)

Information Center for the Environment (ICE) - UC Davis

Internet Resources for City Planning Research - Environmental Design Library, UC-Berkeley

Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN) - California Resources Agency

Planning Resource Directory - Cyburbia

 

 

LAND USE/ZONING

 

 

California Planning Documents (General Plans, HCP's, Regional Plans, & Urban Water Management Plans) - LUPIN

California State Land Use Law - CERES

California City Zoning Ordinances

California County Zoning Ordinances

Seattle Public Library - Municipal Codes Online

 

SMART GROWTH/SUSTAINABILITY

 

 

California Futures Network (CFN)

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - US Department of Energy

Center for Livable Communities - Local Government Commission 

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Center for the New West

The Citistates Group

Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)

Greenbelt Alliance

Livable Communities Initiative

National Town Builders Association

PLACE3S - PLAnning for Community Energy, Environmental, and Economic Sustainability - California Energy Commission

PlannersWeb - Sprawl Resource Guide

Sierra Business Council

Sierra Club - Sprawl Issues

Smart Communities

Smart Growth in Maryland

$mart Growth Network

Sustainable Communities Network (SCN)

 

PLANNING FORUMS

 

 

Cyburbia - Discussion Forums

Online Planners Forum - College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

UC Berkeley Environmental Management Extension Program - Water, Land Use Planning and Natural Resource Management

UC Davis Land Use and Natural Resources Extension Program

UC Los Angeles Public Policy Extension Program (Includes Planning)

 

 

PLANNING EDUCATION

 

 

Department of City and Regional Planning - College of Environmental Design - UC Berkeley

Department of Urban Planning - UCLA

City and Regional Planning Department - California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

School of Policy, Planning, and Development - University of Southern California

 


Other Planning-Related Sites

AGRICULTURE

 

 

American Farmland Trust (AFT)

Agriculture Information - LUPIN

US Department of Agriculture

Williamson Act (California Land Conservation Act) Statute

 

 

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING, AND URBAN DESIGN

 

 

American Institute of Architects (California Council)

American Institute of Architects (National)

Bridges and Buildings: The Built Environment Overview

Congress for New Urbanism

Cyburbia - Urban Design and New Urbanism Index

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Main Street Center

 

 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

 

 

International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

 

 

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

 

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

California Trade and Commerce Agency

Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy

Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network

Regional Economic Information Service

Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group

USDA Office of Community Development

USDA Rural Development Internet Resources

USDA Rural Development Programs

 

 

GRANTS/FUNDING INFORMATION

 

 

US EPA Guide to Contracts, Grants, and Environmental Financing

The Foundation Center

 

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

 

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Main Street Center

 

 

HOUSING

 

 

California Apartment Association

California Coalition for Rural Housing

CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

California Association of Realtors

California Building Industry Association (CBIA)

California Housing Law Project

Housing Elements - CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Housing Facts and Figures - National Association of Home Builders

Housing and Household Economic Statistics - U.S. Census Bureau

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)

National Housing Institute (NHI)

National Housing Law Project

Statistical Resources on the Web - Demographics and Housing - University of Michigan Documents Center

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Western Center on Law & Poverty - Housing

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

 

CA Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

California Transportation Commission

National Transportation Library - Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Right of Way - right of way profession and related infrastructure industry links

US Department of Transportation

 

 


Government Sites

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

 

 

California Cities' Websites - League of California Cities

California Counties' Websites - California State Association of Counties

 

 

REGIONAL COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENT

 

 

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)

Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

 

 

STATE AGENCIES (CALIFORNIA)

 

 

Official State of California Home Page

CA Department of Conservation

CA Department of Finance (DOF)

CA Department of Fish and Game (DFG)

CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)

CA Department of Parks and Recreation

CA Department of Real Estate

CA Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

CA Department of Water Resources (DWR)

CA Energy Commission

CA Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)

CA Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)

CA Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)

CA Office of Historic Preservation

CA Seismic Safety Commission

CA State Lands Commission

 

 

FEDERAL AGENCIES

 

 

FedWorld - The National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Federal Web Locator - The Center for Information Law and Policy

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) - Department of the Interior

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Department of the Interior

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Forest Service (USFS) - Department of Agriculture

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Department of Agriculture

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USDA Office of Community Development

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Department of the Interior

 

 

STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE INFO

 

 

California Code of Regulations

California Courts Internet Index - Judicial Council of California

California State Assembly

California State Senate

Code of Federal Regulations

Complete California Codes - Legislative Counsel of California

Official California Legislative Information - Legislative Counsel of California

Search California Legislation - Legislative Counsel of California

Search U.S. Code - Legal Information Institute

THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the Internet - Library of Congress

The White House

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

 

 

GOVERNANCE, FINANCE, AND FISCAL REFORM

 

 

California Governance Consensus Project

CA Speaker's Commission on State/Local Government Finance

CA State Treasurer's Office

 

 

 


Research and Statistics

DEMOGRAPHICS, STATISTICS. AND DATABASES

 

 

CA Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch

California Demographics - Demographic Research Unit, DOF

Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy (CCSCE)

CSU Fresno Department of Economics

Economic Data and Links - CA Department of Finance (DOF)

Government Information Sharing Project - Oregon State University

Housing and Household Economic Statistics - U.S. Census Bureau

Housing Facts and Figures - National Association of Home Builders

The State of the Nation's Cities: A Comprehensive Database on American Cities and Suburbs - Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research

Statistical Resources on the Web - University of Michigan Documents Center

U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

RESEARCH TOOLS

 

 

Library of Congress

California Digital Library

 

 

LEGAL RESEARCH

 

 

The ABA's LawLink™ Legal Research Jumpstation

Land Use and Community Alliance Service (LUCAS) - The Land Use Law Center, Pace University School of Law.

The Law Engine! ™ - Law and Legal Research and Searches

Meta-Index for U.S. Legal Research - Law OnLine, Georgia State University College of Law

 

 


Maps

MAPS, SPATIAL DATA & PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - Columbia University

CERES Photo and Image Collections (includes aerial photos)

CERES Digital Maps

CERES Spatial Data

EPA Databases and Software

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) Maps, Imagery and Data Resources

U.S. Gazetteer - TIGER Map Server - U.S. Census Bureau

Map and Cartography Links Earth Science and Map Library - UC Berkeley

USGS National Mapping Information

 

 


Natural Resources

ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES & CONSERVATION

 

 

CA Air Resources Board (ARB)

CA Department of Fish and Game

CA Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA)

California Endangered Species Act - CERES

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) - CERES

CA Integrated Waste Management Board

CA Resources Agency

CA State Water Resources Control Board

California Wetlands Information System

CEQA Support Project - CEQA Related Web Sites - (ICE)

Environmental Law, Regulation, and Policy - CERES

Federal Environmental Law, Regulation, and Policy - Selected Federal Environmental Statutes - CERES

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN)

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Resources - LUPIN

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Department of Agriculture

On-Line Environmental Assessment  EIR/EIS Documents - LUPIN

Online Law Libraries - Environmental Law, Regulation, and Policy - CERES

Special Status Species Info - CERES

US Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

NATURAL DISTURBANCES/HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

 

CA California Seismic Safety Commission

CA Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Natural Disasters/Disturbances Resources - LUPIN