Useful links 

A list of sites of interest to urban morphologists.

Research Groups

http://www.urbanform.org
The International Seminar on Urban Form - an interdisciplinary group for all those interested in the form of the urban environment.

http://www.intbau.org/
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/chrgCultural
Cultural and Historical Geography Research Group at University College London.

http://www.spacesyntax.comthe/
The Space Syntax official homepage.

http://www.planninghistory.org/Homepage
Homepage of the International Planning History Society.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/urban_mapping%20Homepage
Homepage for the Mapping the Medieval Urban Landscape project.

http://www.geog.gla.ac.uk:443/uspa/
Urban Space, Public Art Research Group, University of Glasgow

Government Sites

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/index.shtml
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Has an entry on sustainable urban design, using climate considerations.

http://www.communities.gov.uk/corporate/
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. UK Government department responsible for housing, planning and the regions.

http://www.huduser.org/
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development's web site has information about policy development, research and publications as well as housing links.

Planning Sites

http://www.sapling.info/
Excellent site packed with information and links for those interested in architecture, planning and landscape.

http://www.ontarioplanners.on.ca/
Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

http://www.cip-icu.ca
Canadian Institute of Planners.

http://www.rudi.net
Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI) includes information about case studies, government initiatives, journals, bibliographies, and a discussion room. In addition, the site also has an extremely useful diary of forthcoming events.

http://faculty.washington.edu/jbs/itrans/
Innovative Transportation Technologies Web Site. The site includes information on more than 25 electric, automated technologies that I think will have some role in shaping the evolution of the metropolis during the next century. It is the land use/transportation interaction dynamic that I think has something to do with the way cities grow and decline over time.

http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk
The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London.

http://www.planweb.co.uk
Planweb, an Internet Information Resource for Town Planners and the Land and Property Professions created by Peter Thorpe Consulting UK.

http://www.landscape.co.uk
A site for those interested in landscape design, landscape architecture and the wider environment.

History Sites

http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~urban/
H-Urban list homepage. Well-used by North American urban historians, a few geographers, and a sprinkling of each from around the world.

http://www.le.ac.uk/urbanhist
The Centre for Urban History University of Leicester.

http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/gazweb2.html
The Centre for Metropolitan History has produced a fascinating Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. The main CMH site is also available by clicking here.

Archaeology Sites

http://www.britarch.ac.uk
The Council for British Archaeology. Useful site for conferences and training courses related to archaeology.

 

 

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