Resources

Africa South of the Sahara
Selected internet resources

American Political Science Association
APSA is the primary academic professional organization for political science. Check out the urban politics section for information and news related to urban areas.

American Society for Public Administration
This is the website for ASPA which is the practitioner and academic professional organization for public administration and includes information on governing and administering units of government at all levels.

City-Data
Interesting profiles of major U.S. cities, townships, small towns, businesses, nations, world cities and much more.

COMEDIA
COMEDIA: combination of 'communication' and 'media', is concerned with how people and organizations get their message across with imagination and verve; how cities communicate their ambition to their citizens and the wider world and how in turn citizens can more actively shape their urban future.


Eurostat
Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at the European level. By harmonising statistics from the European statistical system (ESS) to a single methodology, the statistics are made comparable.

Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment ExpertsThe National Intelligence Council (NIC), in close collaboration with US Government specialists and a wide range of experts outside the government, has worked to identify major drivers and trends that will shape the world of 2015.
International Institute for Sustainable Develpment
A policy research institute dedicated to effective communication of our findings, we engage decision-makers in government, business, NGOs and other sectors in the development and implementation of policies that are simultaneously beneficial to the global economy, the global environment and to social well-being.
Journal of Urban Affairs
Focusing on urban research and policy analysis, the Journal of Urban Affairs is among the most widely cited journals in the field. Published for the Urban Affairs Association, the journal offers multidisciplinary perspectives and explores issues of relevance to both scholars and practitioners, including: Theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to metropolitan and community problems; Empirical research that advances the understanding of society; Strategies for social change in the urban milieu; and Innovative urban policies and programs. Issues of current interest to those who work in the field and those who study the urban and regional environment. Varied perspectives and depth of analysis have made the Journal of Urban Affairs one of the fastest growing journals in urban studies.
Latin American Network Information Center
An important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
MSHDA is the Michigan agency responsble for public housing provision and support for affordable housing.

Michigan State University Libraries
Michigan State University Library System homepage.
National League of Cities
The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
Planetizen; The Planning & Development Network
Planetizen is a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more.

Poverty Mapping
Poverty maps are spatial representations of poverty assessments. The assessment information comes from a variety of sources and can be presented at various levels (global, national and local).
Smart Growth
In general, smart growth invests time, attention, and resources in restoring community and vitality to center cities and older suburbs.

Sprawl City
The goal of this website is to help the public make more ready use of federal data on sprawl and rural land loss.
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is about connecting plants, people and places. They are a living demonstration of regeneration and aim to reconnect people with their environments locally and globally.

The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
A guided visual tour of the contemporary ruins of Detroit accompanied by brief notes which, woven together, tells the story of a precipitous decline and agonizing path of the great city of Detroit in the late 20th Century.

U.S. Census Bureau
The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

United Nations Development Programme
UNDP is an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

Urban Affairs Association
The Urban Affairs Association is the primary professional organization for academics and researchers across disciplines interested in urban areas. The UAA also publishes the journal, Journal of Urban Affairs.

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
(URISA) is a nonprofit association of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges in state / provincial and local government agencies and departments. URISA is considered to be the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional enviroments.

Urban and Regional Planning Program at Michigan State University
Our degree programs serve students from across the United States and from around the world, and are recognized globally for their course content, high standards and commitment to link theory and practice.

Urban Land Institute
The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Urban Studies Conferences Worldwide
Upcoming events in urban studies, architecture and related fields. Hosted by: Conference Alerts

Woodrow Wilson Center - Comparative Urban Studies Project
This page is provided by the excellent Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C. The publications section is an excellent tool for research in our field.

World Bank
Information posted, from the World Bank, on global urban development data & statistics, publications & reports, projects & policies and more.

World Fact Book
The (CIA) World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.