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Sustainable Living in Ohio
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
"AICP is the American Planning Association's professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice."
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
Consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning.
Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)
Nonprofit membership organization established to serve the needs and interests of metropolitan planning organizations.
Urban planning, design, & development network.
News & information for citizen planners.
"nonpartisan economic and social policy research"
Urban Planning Associations
List of organizations from New York University (NYU) - Wagner.
2nd City Zoning
"2nd City Zoning is an interactive map that lets you: find out how your building is zoned, learn where to locate your business, explore zoning patterns throughout the city."
Matthew Christophe documents the “mesmerizing beauty and lost history” embodied in abandoned buildings throughout the United States.
The Atlantic Cities
"Explores the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today's global cities and neighborhoods."
Big Map Blog
"Detailed digital reproductions of historic maps from around the world, and they're available for download, for free."
"BlightStatus exemplifies how digital tools are being deployed to help citizens become more knowledgeable, engaged, and proactive in urban improvement efforts. Created for residents of New Orleans, BlightStatus is a website and information service that allows users to look up information on blighted properties in their communities, and to keep updated on what the city is doing to clean them up."
CDC Healthy Places
"Healthy places are those designed and built to improve the quality of life for all people who live, work, worship, learn, and play within their borders -- where every person is free to make choices amid a variety of healthy, available, accessible, and affordable options."
Center for Neighborhood Technology
"The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is an award-winning innovations laboratory for urban sustainability. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, water, and climate change."
The Codes Project
"This website is an anthology of the codes, laws and related documents that have created, or sought to create, particular urban forms. It is a searchable archive drawn from a broad array of historical documents."
"A third place for planners, planning students, architects, urbanists, and others interested or involved in shaping the built environment."
The Global Urbanist
"The Global Urbanist is an online magazine reviewing urban affairs and urban development issues in cities throughout the developed and developing world."
"Makes it easy for anyone to design and publish a beautiful custom map."
"The NPR Cities Project reports on current trends and future challenges in urban areas."
ParkScore is “the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 50 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks.”
"Polis is an inclusive blog about cities across the globe."
TED City 2.0
"The City 2.0 website is a platform created to surface the myriad stories and collective actions being taken by citizens around the world."
"Access to rich datasets for cities around the world that let you simultaneously view answers to the most important questions impacting today's global cities—and you. Compare and contrast visualized information for a greater understanding of life in the 21st century."