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Urban Design and Planning (UrDP)
Urban Design and Planning (UrDP): Professional Development
Subject Guide for Urban Design and Planning Students.
Professional Organizations: USA
American Planning Association (APA)
The primary professional organization for planning professionals in the United States.
Planners Network (PN)
APA - Alaska
APA - Idaho
APA - Oregon
APA - Washington
Professional Organizations: International
Cities Alliance (Cities without Slums)
Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP)
Design Research Society (DRS)
Beroepsvereniging van Nederlandse Stedebouwkundigen en Planologen
Dutch Professional Organization of Urban Designers and Planners
Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)
Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)
Council for European Urbansim (CEU)
Federation des Suisse Urbanistes (FSU)
Federation of Swiss Urban Planners
International Association of People Environments Studies (IAPS)
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
Irish Planning Institute (IPI)
New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)
Organisation des villes du patrimonie mondial (OVPM)
Organization of World Heritage Cities
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
British planning organisation
South African Planners
UN-Habitat Best Practices
Database in Improving the Urban Environment
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Association of Washington Cities
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Blog post with an extensive list of links
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Simply Jobs.com Urban Planning Jobs
University of California Berkeley Career Center
Urban planning jobs in the UK
Planning School Associations
Asian Planning Schools Association
Asociación Latinoamericana de Escuelas de Urbanismo y Planeación (ALEUP)
Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS)
Association of Canadian University Planning Programs (ACUPP)
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
The main association of academic planning programs in the U.S.
Association of European Collegiate Schools of Planning (AESOP)
Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools
European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE)
Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN)
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