Provides a comprehensive database on employment, economic development, demographic measures, housing and land use, income and poverty, fiscal conditions and other health, social, and environmental indicators for 77 U.S. cities.
Information and analyses of how the racial and ethnic composition of metropolitan areas has shifted in the last ten years, and how increasing diversity is experienced at the level of local neighborhoods.
Led by Sierra Club volunteers around the country, Cool Cities is a collaboration among community members, organizations, businesses, and local leaders to implement clean energy solutions that save money, create jobs, and help curb global warming.
Devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work. "We welcome your writing, your thoughts on the site, and your insights on economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership."
ESI is an initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University. The index ranks countries on 21 elements of sustainability. The most recent report is 2005.
This site examines sustainability and provides links to EPA programs and tools in four key areas: the Urban Sustainability and the Built Environment; Water and Ecosystem Services; Energy, Biofuels, and Climate Change; Material Management and Human Health.
The United Nations agency for human settlements, UN Habitat 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.
This forum is geared toward an audience of urban history and urban studies scholars, professionals, and graduate students. The site provides links to book reviews, syllabi, teaching tools, and a scholars directory.
For urban planners and educators. One of the many features is Global Voice, an interactive guide to 40+ city blogs around the world “to get a better view of what's really happening across the world" and "to know the local urban voices who cover their home cities most insightfully."
Charged with the mission to increase timely access to information that supports transportation policy and research. Users can search or browse documents public by public, academic, and private organizations.
The Council for European Urbanism believes that European cities, their environs, and countryside are threatened by development trends and it works to deal with social and infrastructure questions that have arisen out of the break up of the Soviet Union.
Facilitates production and exchange of information, knowledge, ideas and practices towards better cities for all and organizes workshops, designs adaptable structures and develops web tools for urban communities and practitioners.