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Planning & Development

MuniNet Guide provides comprehensive information concerning planning and development; including publications, professional associations, and research centers. Specifically, we focus on such topics as urban planning, land use, density, transit oriented development (TOD), zoning, economic development, data analytics, and more.


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The following featured links are approved by MuniNet as exceptional online resources offering up-to-date information on topics that matter
  • American Planning Association (APA)

    Independent, not-for-profit professional organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning.

  • Center for Urban Research & Policy (CURP)

    National resource at Columbia University for education, research, and discussion on issues confronting America’s cities.

  • Center for Community Progress

    Mission to ensure communities have the vision, knowledge, and systems to transform blighted and vacant properties into neighborhood assets.

  • Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)

    International nonprofit organization working to build vibrant communities where people have diverse choices for how they live, work, and get around.  

  • Citiscope

    Advocates innovation to help cities work better for all of their people through the power of local, on-the-ground, and independent journalism.  

  • Index to Current Urban Documents (ICUD)

    Guide to research by state and local governments, academics, citizen groups, research organizations, and planning organizations

  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

    Private foundation on the use, regulation, and taxation of land, in the areas of planning and urban form, valuation and taxation, and international studies.

  • Planetizen

    Public-interest information exchange and one-stop source for the urban planning, design, and development community.

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

    Founded in 1936, research and education organization representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines.