Urban Institute the Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues. Research reports are available on their website.
MetroTrends The Urban Institute's report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies. Here you'll find up-to-date interactive maps, expert commentaries and relevant, downloadable datasets.
CityLab A project of Atlantic Monthly Magazine, CityLab is dedicated to the people who are creating the cities of the future—and those who want to live there. Coverage focuses on the biggest ideas and most pressing issues facing the world’s metro areas and neighborhoods.
Planetizen a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. Provides urban planning news, editorials, book reviews, announcements, jobs, education, and more.
Lincoln Institute The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.
Urban Land Institute The Urban Land Institute provides leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines.
Local and State Policy Innovations Guide Created by Michigan State University librarian, Jon Harrison, this guide provides links to sites that compile examples of innovative policies or best practices for local and state government.
SPUR a member-supported nonprofit organization that aims to promote good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ABAG The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) is the comprehensive regional planning agency and Council of Governments for the nine counties and 101 cities and towns of the San Francisco Bay region.
California Local Planning Documents Database A collection of local planning documents from all over the state, compiled by UC Berkeley.
Daily Planning News Full-text access to articles in U.S. newspapers and periodicals compiled by the American Planning Association.
For San Francisco resources, see also Gleeson Library's San Francisco Government Information Guide and San Francisco Neighborhoods Research Guide.