Research Guide for Urban Studies and Planning
Greater Portland : urban life and landscape in the Pacific Northwest
Newsletter / 1000 Friends of Oregon
The Portland edge : challenges and successes in growing communities
Re-presenting the post-industrial neighborhood : planning and redevelopment in Portland's Pearl District
"Neighborhood Notes publishes community-focused news, commentary and events. Whether it's what's happening on your block, your neighborhood or the entire city—Neighborhood Notes serves up Portland how you like it."
Portland State University Campus Maps/Building Floor Plans
Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library (OSCDL)
City of Portland Sites
Office of Sustainable Development
Portland Parks & Recreation
City of Portland Archives and Records Management Search the database for key documents located in the archives. The archives will be locating to the Portland State University Campus in 2010.
Local County Resources (Oregon)
Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Planning
Multnomah County Library - Maps/GIS
Washington County Land Use and Transportation
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Oregon Sustainability Resource
Additional Web Resources
American Planning Association (APA)
Cyburbia: The urban planning portal
Urban Land Institute
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Planetizen: The Planning and Development Network
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies is Harvard University's center for information and research on housing in the United States. The Joint Center analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends.
The affordable housing and community development resource for professionals.
is a moderated, multi-disciplinary forum for discussion and dissemination of scholarship on urban history and urban studies. As a member of H-NET (Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine), H-Urban has no geographical or chronological boundaries. Thus, we welcome the involvement of scholars, professionals, and graduate students who are interested in urban places and processes across the globe and in all eras.
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
Research is essential if Europe is to develop efficient, sustainable and user-friendly transport systems. Transport practitioners and policy-makers alike require a solid research basis to come to decisions. Making this research widely available - across borders and across sectors - can help speed up decisions and ensure they are taken on as wide a basis as possible. It can cut the time required to turn research into actual market applications.
Much of the environmental information on the internet is fragmented, buried, or only available at a price. EarthTrends gathers data from the world’s leading statistical agencies, along with WRI-generated maps and analyses, into a single database for rapid searching and retrieving. To facilitate the comparison of data from different sources, EarthTrends supplements its content with detailed metadata that reports on research methodologies and evaluates the information’s reliability. All of these resources are made available to the public at no charge.
To make an active contribution towards the improvement of the quality of life for ourselves and future generations, facilitating co-operation, networking, ethical practices and developments. "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Brundtland commission)
Committed to developing effective, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to urban sustainability and urban regeneration through high quality research, publications and the public dissemination of knowledge.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.