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Los Angeles

American Planning Association - Los Angeles Section

ULI Los Angeles

The Metro Investment Report

The Planning Report

Southern California Transportation and Land Use Coalition

Southern California Association of Governments
SCAG is a regional planning agency and a Council of Governments comprised of 184 cities in six counties. Get direct link to city, countyand regional home pages. Find all the information your local government has to offer-from basic demographics to upcoming events.


American Planning Association - California Chapter

Building Industry Assn. of Southern California

California State Senate Rules Committee
Check out the full text of bills and track their status. "Subscribe" to bills to receive e-mail notification of progress.

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

California League of Cities

CERES: The California Environmental Resources Evaluation System, a program of the California Resources Agency that uses the Internet to make environmental planning information easy to find and use.

CEQA - The California Environmental Quality Act

CEQA Net - The State Clearinghouse in the Office of Planning and Research online access to CEQA database. Searches for individual CEQA documents, projects, or lead agencies are possible.

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's Affordable Housing Design Advisor

Land Use Planning Information Network, The goal of LUPIN is to formulate and implement an information service to support and address land use and planning via the CERES Web

Speakers Commission on Regionalism
The winners in the New Economy will be the regions that learn to work together to relieve traffic congestion, build affordable housing, preserve open space and promote economic development. If government is going to be effective in this new age, it is going to have to start thinking regionally.

California Center for Regional Leadership (CCRL) is a statewide nonprofit organization established to support, facilitate, and promote innovative regional solutions for the state's major economic, environmental, and social challenges, and to help achieve a more sustainable California.

California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
AEP is a non-profit organization of professionals working to improve their skills as environmental and resource managers. AEP is dedicated to the continued improvement of the environmental profession and its members.

The American Institute of Architects, California Council
The AIACC is the nation's largest state architectural organization, representing more than 8,500 architects on issues of statewide importance to the public and profession. This component, comprised of 21 local chapters, has a strong reputation as a member-driven professional organization. AIACC also Housing the Next 10 Million...Envisioning California's Great Central Valley.

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) is a nonprofit, charitable corporation established to further the professional practice of planning in California. CPF achieves this goal through its primary activity of scholarships and awards to university students in financial need, who have demonstrated academic excellence at programs approved by the Planning Accreditation Board. A secondary, but vitally important CPF activity is the sponsorship of workshops, publications and other continuing educational and professional development programs. CPF promotes the objectives of equal opportunity and social equity with all programs supported by contributions to CPF and fund-raising activities.

The California Planning Roundtable
The California Planning Roundtable is an organization of experienced planning professionals who are members of the American Planning Association. Membership is balanced between the public and private sectors, and between Northern and Southern California. The mission of the Roundtable is to promote creativity and excellence in planning by providing leadership in addressing important planning issues in California.

California Futures Network (CFN) is a statewide coalition of organizations created in 1997 to educate and organize at the state, regional, and local levels to achieve land use policies that are fiscally, socially, and environmentally sound. CFN Affiliates are united in their belief that California should: 1) Steer public and private investments toward existing developed areas; 2) Provide increased social justice, economic and housing opportunities for disadvantaged populations and communities, and 3) Conserve that state's valuable agricultural lands.

Planning & Conservation League
The Planning and Conservation League (PCL) is a 30 year old, non- profit, charitable organization which acts as a statewide alliance of citizens and conservation organizations, united to protect and restore the quality of California's environment through legislative and administrative action.

Local Government Commission
The LGC is a nonprofit organization working to build stronger communities. It includes the "Center for Livable Communities" and the Energy Information Clearinghouse.

The Center for Livable Communities

The Center for Livable Communities helps local governments and community leaders be proactive in their land use and transportation planning, and adopt programs and policies that lead to more livable and resource-efficient land use patterns. Center programs can help jurisdictions expand transportation alternatives, reduce infrastructure costs, create more affordable housing, improve air quality, preserve natural resources, conserve agricultural land and open space, and restore local economic and social vitality.

California Planning & Development Report
CP&DR is a monthly newsletter that serves the California planning and development community with news, books, reports, and planning links.

Planning Resources on the Internet serves as a gathering place for selected Internet sites for city and regional planning. The focus here is to identify and organize sites likely to be of use to the city and regional planning students and faculty at UC Berkeley. While the emphasis is on academic city planning, practising planners will also find sites of interest. In addition, many selections reveal a deliberate California and San Francisco Bay Area bias. Most links are annotated and whenever possible the sponsor or source is identified.

The California Center for Land Recycling (CCLR or "see-clear") is focused on creating sustainable communities by encouraging and facilitating land recycling to revitalize urban areas, discourage urban sprawl, and conserve greenspace. CCLR focuses on sites that are idle, abandoned, underutilized, or contaminated (or perceived to be contaminated), known as "brownfields".

California Coastal Commission
The Coastal Commission was established by voter initiative in 1972 (Proposition 20) and made permanent by the Legislature in 1976. The mission of the Commission, as the lead agency responsible for carrying out California's coastal management program, is to plan for and regulate development in the coastal zone consistent with the policies of the California Coastal Act.

Planning Profession


Cyburbia was founded in 1994, and is the Internet's oldest continuously operating planning-related Web site; it functions today as a portal and busy social networking site for planners and others interested in the built environment.

Digital source for Planning & Development News, Jobs, & Events.

The Planning Commissioners Journal
Citizen Planners Resource Center For Municipal, County & Regional Planning Boards and Citizens Interested in Local Planning.You can also sign up to receive occasional updates about the PlannersWeb and our print publication, the Planning Comm'rs Journal. Includes Sprawl Resource Guide which is one of the best resources on the Web for sprawl-related information.

The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP)
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISoCaRP) is an international association of urban planners from all over the world. It was founded in 1965 with the object of bringing together recognized and highly qualified individual planners in an international network.

The Online Planners Forum

The purpose of the Forum is to provide community and regional planners a chance to use the resources of the Internet, access planning-related information, and engage in dialogue about planning issues. Eventually the Online Planners Forum will be a multi-service site consisting of a moderated news group, a managed public FTP library, and a Web Document library.

Economic Development Online
This web site provides recommended strategies for the development of economic development web sites and step-by-step discussion of the process and reasoning. Through the Internet, economic developers can provide new services and market their communities in strategic ways that only the Internet makes possible.

Telecommuting, Teleworking & Alternative Officing

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
CTAA is a national non-profit association whose members see mobility as a basic right. Its members include rural, specialized and small-urban transit systems from all around the country. And its annual Expo is the biggest week in the community transportation industry. Check it out!

The New Planner

American Planning Association - National Website

Urban Land Institute

American Society of Landscape Architects

Tours of Interest

LA Conservancy Tours (Guided, Self-Guided, and Podcast Tours listed)

Metro Art Tours

Podcast Tours for Downtown LA

Downtown LA Business Walking Tour

Downtown LA Housing Tour

Friends of the LA River


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The University of Southern California does not screen or control the content on this website and thus does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such content. All content on this website is provided by and is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated, and such content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the University administration or the Board of Trustees