The Cities Alliance is a global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction. The Cities Alliance provides matching grants in support of city development strategies, citywide and nationwide slum upgrading, and sustainable financing strategies.
Located in Hamilton Reference, click on title for call number. A one-stop source for vital information on 199 of America's top cities - those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. Within each of the four volumes, the city-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.
The Cyburbia Forums is the oldest and most active English language urban planning message board on the Internet. Cyburbia has hundreds of active members, yet is a strong community full of creative, friendly, and occasionally offbeat planners, planning students, architects, urbanists and other like-minded people who care about and/or help shape the built environment.
The Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse mission is to make the tools, techniques, and strategies developed to manage growth, accessible to citizens, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, public officials, planners, architects, the media and business leaders. At the Clearinghouse we identify, collect, compile, and disseminate information on the best land use practices, for those listed above.
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. The UI analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being.