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American Planning Association
- Los Angeles Section
ULI Los Angeles
Metro Investment Report
Southern California Transportation
and Land Use Coalition
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
American Planning Association - California Chapter
Building Industry Assn. of Southern 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.
Association of Counties (CSAC)
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.
of Housing and Urban Development's Affordable Housing Design Advisor
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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!
American Planning Association - National Website
Urban Land Institute
American Society of Landscape
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