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View Resource UNESCO MOST Clearing House

The MOST Clearing House site, provided by UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme, promotes international comparative social science research. "The overall long-term objective of MOST is to establish sustainable links between the scientific and policy communities and to emphasize the relevance of social science research for policy-formulation." The site offers up-to-date...

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/theme...
View Resource The Polis Center

Located at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Polis Center is an academic research center that focuses on urban and urban-related issues. Their goal is to "to develop knowledge that will serve the common good and invigorate the sense of community in this city and beyond." To this end, they have placed on the site a great deal of material about their numerous research...

http://polis.iupui.edu/
View Resource Carfree.com

This site advocates less dependence on automobile transportation, and proposes suggestions for technologies and city layouts that would eliminate the need for it altogether. Some of the most interesting discussion concerns city topology, suggesting a six-lobe design. Each lobe is divided into many districts, and can support up to two million people (twelve million in all). A heavy-rail metro is...

http://www.carfree.com/
View Resource Traffic Problems Continue to Grow Around the United States

As the number of miles logged on the US Interstate Highway System continued to increase dramatically over the past decade, many major metropolitan areas have seen traffic and commuting times grow rapidly. Certain cities, such as Atlanta (among others), are having particularly difficult coping with this problem, as they have little or no effective means of public transportation. To address these...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1018
View Resource Perspectives on Urban Education

The University of Pennsylvania has one of the most respected schools of education in the United States, and, with this first edition of the online journal Perspectives on Urban education, they continue with one of their prime interest areas, namely that of urban educational outreach and scholarship. As their mission statement suggests, "The purpose of an electronic journal format is to provide a...

http://www.urbanedjournal.org/
View Resource The Buckminster Fuller Institute

Presaging the movements of political ecology, "smart growth", sustainable development and other trends of the past three decades, R. Buckminster Fuller remains one of the most misunderstood Renaissance individuals of the 20the century. Today, Mr. Fuller is most well known for inventing the geodesic dome, which he hoped would become a model for low-cost housing across the world. Over his life, Mr....

https://www.bfi.org
View Resource Community Policing in Chicago, Years Five-Six: An Interim Report

Chicago's citywide community policing program (CAPS), the largest in the nation, combines officers placed in long-term assignments and trained in problem-solving with numerous opportunities for public involvement and input in community meetings and advisory committees. Unlike similar programs in other cities, CAPS has enjoyed significant citizen involvement, with some of the highest beat meeting...

http://www.icjia.state.il.us/assets/pdf/researchreports/caps...
View Resource Stunning Progress, Hidden Problems: The Dramatic Decline of Concentrated Poverty in the 1990s

The issue of concentrated poverty is one that continues to engage the attention of social workers, politicians, and scholars alike. In this intriguing 24-page report from the Brooking Institution's Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, Paul A. Jargowsky presents findings that suggest that concentrated poverty declined significantly during the 1990s. Some of his findings include statistics...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/stunning-progress-hidden-...
View Resource Shopping the City: Real Estate Finance and Urban Retail Development

Beginning in the early 1990s, the urban cores of many American cities experienced a building renaissance, with the construction of new commercial buildings and tourist-themed facilities continuing apace for over a decade. Despite this development, inner city retail development has generally stagnated over the past few years, with the exception of a few cities. In this 32-page report released in...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/shopping-the-city-real-es...
View Resource Windows on Urban Poverty

The spatial dimension and geographic variation of poverty has been the subject of great scholarly debate among policy-makers and academics for numerous decades. Some have commented that dense concentrations of underclass persons create a "culture of poverty," while others lay the blame on architects, urban planners, and a host of others. This engaging and useful site is a product of the Bruton...

http://urbanpoverty.net/
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