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View Resource MOST Urban Issues: Urban Development and Governance

UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) hosts this Website dedicated to urban issues in global development. Included here is a substantial array of academic and professional publications, including working papers and project reports; Internet sites; and MOST programme descriptions and conference information relating to issues of transforming the development of urban areas in...

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/theme...
View Resource Project for Public Spaces

Given the heated discussion and debate surrounding the future redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, it is no surprise that there is a great deal of interest in public places, along with much dissent about what makes an effective and meaningful public place. Drawing on the work of the late William H. Whyte (whose seminal book, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces is still read today), the...

https://www.pps.org/
View Resource UN-HABITAT: The Global Campaign on Urban Governance

Launched in 1999 by the UN-HABITAT group, the Global Campaign on Urban Governance was designed to support the implementation of the Habitat Agenda goal of "sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world." Specifically, the Campaign is dedicated to increasing the capacity of local governments around the world to practice good urban governance, with specific attention paid to the...

https://unhabitat.org/
View Resource H-Urban Teaching Center Syllabus Archive

With the rise of interest in presenting course materials online over the past few years, more and more instructors have made contributions to a number of sites on different thematic areas, such as (in this case) urban history. As part of this effort, the H-Urban listserv (based at Michigan State University), has created this site which allows faculty and students to access a database of syllabi in...

http://www.h-net.org/~urban/teach/syllabi/index.htm
View Resource Derelict London

Most major conurbations in the developed world pride themselves on continually updating their built environment, whether it is through urban renewal programs or through the process of creative destruction, which reinvents certain areas (such as the demolition of old factories for a new planned residential development). In this process, individuals may forget about these seemingly obsolete...

http://www.derelictlondon.com/
View Resource UN-Habitat: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Started in 1978, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme is designed to prevent and ameliorate problems that stem from the massive growth of conurbations throughout the world, with a special focus on those major urban locales in the developing world. For persons interested in this broad set of topics and the multilateral responses to such conditions, this site is invaluable. The site...

https://unhabitat.org/
View Resource Their Circular Life

This rather provocative website (which requires Macromedia Flash Player) explores various urban environments around Italy and draws visitors into the life of a "typical" day in the different lives of these seemingly ordinary places. The website was created by Lorenzo Fonda and David Terenzi and features original music and a rather welcoming user interface for exploring the different environments....

http://www.theircircularlife.it/
View Resource Turning Around Downtown: Twelve Steps to Revitalization

Ever since the rise in importance of the automobile, many public intellectuals, academics, urban planners, and sociologists have lamented the decline of traditional downtowns across America. In this report from The Brookings Institution, Christopher B. Leinberger explores the key facets that are necessary to effectively revitalize downtown areas. In the report, Leinberger comments on the...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/turning-around-downtown-t...
View Resource Atlas of Urban Expansion Screenshot

How have cities grown over time? Answers to this important question are provided in visual form via the Lincoln Land Institute's Atlas of Urban Expansion. This resource "provides the geographic and quantitative dimensions of urban expansion and its key attributes in cities the world over." Visitors to the site should start their own exploration by looking at "Making Room for a Planet of Cities," a...

http://datatoolkits.lincolninst.edu/subcenters/atlas-urban-e...