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View Resource Regional Review: Urban Sprawl

The first quarter 2000 edition of Regional Review from the Federal Reserve Bank Boston features an article dealing with the problem of urban sprawl.
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...
View Resource How We Will Grow: Baseline Projections of the Growth of California's Urban Footprint through the Year 2100

Authored by John D. Landis and Michael Reilly of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley, this working paper from the Institute of Urban and Regional Development addresses the issue of how and where future urban development may take place around California over the coming decades. It is estimated that by 2020 California will be home to between 43...
View Resource Metropolis Magazine

Started in 1998, Metropolis Magazine offers a compelling look at the broad world of design, including the fields of architecture, planning, preservation, and crafts. As the website indicates, "Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use." What is inviting about this particular site is the amount of publicly-available material that...
View Resource HUD: Community Renewal Initiative

Based on ideas developed in the United Kingdom, the Community Renewal Initiative (operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), was launched in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. The Initiative consists of a number of discrete policy initiatives, including the Empowerment Zone program and the Enterprise Communities program. As the website notes, the...
View Resource United States Conference of Mayors

Founded during the throes of the Great Depression in 1932, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), was established to serve as the official nonpartisan organization of the nation's cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the conference by its chief elected official, and the primary roles of the USCM are to "promote the development of effective national urban/suburban...
View Resource The Rise of New Immigrant Gateways

Many urban areas in the United States continue to add population to their respective locales by serving as gateway communities for the millions of immigrants who come to live in the country every year. This recent report published by the Brookings Institution, and authored by Audrey Singer, demonstrates a rather intriguing pattern by which certain cities (such as Chicago and San Francisco) have...
View Resource Levittown, Pa: Building the Suburban Dream

High-minded architectural critics derided its very form and cookie-cutter execution and sociologists wrote of the "organization men" who drove out of its bucolic curvilinear streets each morning, but Levittowns (there were three of them in total) were immensely popular with the general public after World War II. This fine online exhibit from the State Museum of Pennsylvania explores the Levittown...
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...
View Resource The Bruner Foundation

The Rudy Bruner Foundation and Award for Urban Excellence was created in 1986 by Simeon Bruner to honor his late father. The award seeks to honor those urban places that "are developed with such vision and imagination that they transform urban problems into creative solutions." The award is given every two years, and one gold medal prize is awarded (along with a $50,000 prize) and several silver...
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