General Planning Resources

National Links

American Planning Association
Independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of living communities.

Planetizen
The urban planning news website, featuring articles, op-eds, jobs, courses and information for the urban planning, design and development community.

Urban Land Institute
Nonprofit education and research institute with focus on the use of land in order to enhance the total environment.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Seeks to improve the quality of debate and disseminate knowledge of critical issues by bringing together scholars, policy makers, practitioners and citizens.

Congress for the New Urbanism
Leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

Project for Public Spaces
Nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.

Smart Growth America
Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide.

PlannersWeb
News, Information and a great number of resources for citizen planners across the country. They also have social media groups associated with PlannersWeb to allow members to stay connected.

Participation Tools For Better Community Planning
This guidebook provides an overview of public participation tools that can help communities plan for health-promoting land use and transportation, with a focus on low-income, underserved communities.

Texas Links

Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
HRRC researchers focus on hazard analysis, emergency preparedness and response, disaster recovery, and hazard mitigation.

APA Texas Chapter
A nonprofit public interest and research organization representing practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.

The Texas Coast: Shoring Up Our Future- General Land Office
The overview illustrates the Texas Coast’s economic and environmental significance and describes the primary challenges and specific issues facing the coast.

Houston-Galveston Links

APA Texas Houston Chapter
The Houston Section includes the following Texas counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

Houston Coalition for Complete Streets
A coalition of 33 groups led by Houston Tomorrow and AARP Texas that advocate for complete streets in Houston and other municipalities. The page explains the need for complete streets and how to get involved in the complete street movement in Houston.

Corpus Christi Links

APA Texas Central Chapter
The Central Section includes the following Texas counties:  Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Coryell, Dewitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hays, Jackson, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Milam, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Victoria, Washington, and Williamson.

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