Online Resources for Planners (PAS 474/475)

By Sanjay Jeer

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A bounty of information and function is available online, but the Internet is vast and complicated-unless you know how and where to look. Whether you're searching for simple text files with illustrative maps and graphics or interactive zoning and plan maps connected to sophisticated databases, this report shows you the way to find exactly what you need.

Topics covered include housing, transportation, environment, jobs, and technologies such as GIS. They are divided into functional subsections that are easy to find and navigate. More than 900 sites are categorized and cross-referenced. Two appendices feature comprehensive directories of mailing lists and newsgroups that cover planning-related topics.


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Page Count
126
Date Published
Nov. 1, 1997
ISBN
978-1-884829-16-1
Format
Adobe PDF
Publisher
APA Planning Advisory Service

Table of Contents

1. Read me
The purpose of this report • How to use this report • Research methodology

2. Getting to know the Internet
Internet addressing • Mailing lists, list servers, and e-mail • Usenet news groups • Other Internet services

3. Planning directories and indexes
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies

4. Information technology resources
Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Community networks, free-nets, and civic-nets • Geographic information systems • Interactive maps and online data mapping • Online maps, cartography, and graphic images • Computer-aided design and drafting software • Demographics, statistics, and census data • Other software tools for planners • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

5. Land-use plans, comprehensive plans, and zoning resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Comprehensive, general, and area plans • Local zoning, land development, and subdivision ordinances • Other zoning topics and model ordinances • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies

6. Transportation planning resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Mass transit • Bikepaths, trails, and amenities • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

7. Environmental planning resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Wetlands issues • Water resources • Habitat protection • Environmental justice • Landfills, brownfields, and waste management • Sustainable development • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

8. Legal resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

9. Housing, neighborhood, and community development resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Affordable housing • Neighborhood issues • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

10. Economic development resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies

11. Facilities and services planning resources
Organizations, agencies, and companies • Other related resources

12. International planning resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Multinational organizations, agencies, and companies

13. Architecture, urban design, and building construction resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies

14. Research, education, professional development, and jobs resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Planning research and education • Planning students • Planning faculty • Planning practice • Planning conferences • Planning careers, jobs, and employment resources

15. Other planning-related resources
Indexes, directories, and links to other links • Newsgroups, mailing lists, and online forums • Publications, journals, and online bibliographies • Organizations, agencies, and companies

Appendices
A. Planing-related usenet group addresses and titles

B. Planning-related mailing lists

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