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View Resource Metropolis International: The European Arm of an International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities

ERCOMER has placed online papers prepared for the Second International Metropolis Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark September 25-28, 1997. ERCOMER is the only university-based research institute devoted to the specialist study of migration and ethnic relations at a European level.
View Resource ERCOMER: European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations

ERCOMER is a university-based research institute devoted to the specialist study of migration and ethnic relations at a European level. The site offers information on research activities, funding, publications, training activities, meetings, and professional networking activities. Two important links from the ERCOMER site lead to EDCOMER, the European Documentation Centre and Observatory on...
View Resource Time Out: The Worlds Living Guide

Time Out's site complements its well put together print publications. Highlighting cultural events as well as practical considerations such as where to stay, what to eat, and where to buy tickets, the site is well written, easy to navigate, and a pleasure to view. In addition to information focused on a general audience, Time Out offers a section specifically for kids and one for gay and lesbian...
View Resource Ghost Town Gallery

Two Swiss individuals, Daniel Ter-Nedden and Carola Schibli, have established this lively and informative tribute to those places that form the heart of much folklore and legend within the American West: the ghost town. The site contains over 1300 photographs from 174 ghost towns across the West, with the majority of them located in Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, California, and Arizona. Each ghost...
View Resource List of World’s Most Expensive Cities Released

The number of surveys about the cost and livability of various cities have increased significantly over the past decade, and many of them are as heatedly argued over as are the yearly rankings of colleges and universities across the United States. This week the Mercer Human Resource Consulting group released its list of the 144 most expensive urban areas around the world. Not surprisingly, Asian...
View Resource Organization of World Heritage Cities

Cities around the world have served as the primary repositories for human culture, innovation, and diversity for millennia, so it makes sense that there is a worldwide organization dedicated to some of these important historic places. Founded in 1993, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) consists of 208 cities, which have a combined population of 125 million. Some of their programs...
View Resource Cities and Buildings Database

The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection online projects and archives are well-regarded, and this database proves to be no exception to that highly positive trend. Started in 1995, the Cities and Buildings Database contains over 10,000 digitized images of buildings and cities culled from all historical periods and from all over the world. Visitors may wish to start with a simple...
View Resource Organization of World Heritage Cities

Created in 1993, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) has been given a mandate by the United Nations to protect the cultural, historical, and social heritage of the world's great cities. For a number of years, the organization has worked towards this goal by publishing helpful "how to" materials for any number of interested parties, including city officials, heritage groups, and...
View Resource LSE Cities: Urban Age

The Urban Age group was initiated by the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society. The group's principal aim is "to shape the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development." To accomplish this, they have coalesced around four key themes, which include labour market and work places, public...
View Resource Streetplay

Who hasn't whiled away a few hours playing "Ace-King-Queen" on the side of a bodega? Perhaps you haven't yet, but you might be inspired to do so after spending some time at the Streetplay website. The mission of this site is "to document the great city games that we know and love." Visitors can get a sense of these much-loved games by clicking on "The Games" area on the left-hand side of the...