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Research- and practice-related links

Research Groups and Institutions


AMIDSt - Amsterdam institute for Metropolitan and International Development (Holland)

CCSR - Center for Complex Systems Research (University of Illinois)

CEN - Centre d'études nordiques (Université Laval)

Centre for Urban History (University of Leicester, England)

Centre universitaire d'écologie humaine et des sciences de l'environnement (Université de Genève)

CERIS - Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (Toronto)

CLUI - Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles, CA)

CMHC - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

CRAD - Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement (Université Laval)

CSCS - Center for the Study of Complex Systems (University of Michigan)

CUCS - Centre for Urban and Community Studies (University of Toronto)

Complex Systems Research Center (University of New Hampshire)

Creative Commons
Nonprofit organisation offering flexible copyright for creative work

David Suzuki Foundation (Vancouver, BC)

Design Research Society

Ecological Design Center (University of Oregon)

Ecological Design Group (School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland)

Ecological Design Institute / Van der Ryn Architects (Sausalito, California)

edra - environmental design research association

Fiscally Green Canada
Information on ecological fiscal reform in Canada and around the world

Friendly Planet
Online information clearing house, with the mission to bring people together over ideas that matter

Gaia Foundation of Australia

GIRBa - Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Recherche sur les Banlieues (Université Laval)
Interdisciplinary research group on suburbs

Greater Toronto Area Forum

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (Toronto)

HEAL - Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (University of Western Ontario)

Institute for Cultural Landscape Studies (Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University)

iiSBE - International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment

INURA - International Network for Urban Research and Action

ISUF - International Seminar on Urban Form

ISCID - International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design

ISSS - International Society for the Systems Science

Joint Centre for Urban Design (Oxford Brookes University)

Joint Programme in Transportation (University of Toronto)

Knowledge Media Design Institute (University of Toronto)

Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research (University at Albany NY)

LILP - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (United States)

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (United States)

Neptis Foundation - Architecture of Urban Regions (Toronto)

NESH - Network for Ecosystem Sustainability & Health (Canada)

NECSI - New England Complex Systems Institute

NeTHCA - Network for Theory, History, and Criticism of Architecture

Oak Ridges Associated Universities
US interuniversity research network encouraging excellence in scientific research and education - take it with a grain of salt

Pembina Institute (Alberta)
Environmental policy research and education organistion seeking 'Holistic and practical solutions for a sustainable world'

Pembina Institute: Climate Change
Pembina site on actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Population Institute (Washington DC)

Project for Public Spaces (New York City)

Re-Energy.ca
A renewable energy project/demonstation kit

Royal Roads University E-dialogues (Victoria BC)

Sierra Club Challenge to Sprawl Campaign (San Francisco)

Sustainable Development Online (European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Urban Affairs Association (University of Delaware)

Vivre en ville: Regroupment québécois pour le développement urbain, rural et villageois viable (Québec)

Worldview: Perspectives on architecture and urbanism from around the globe (Architectural League of New York)

The World's Water (Pacific Institute, Oakland CA)



Professional Organisations


AAG - Association of American Geographers

ACFAS - Association francophone pour le savoir

ACSP - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

AESOP - Association of European Schools of Planning

APA - American Planning Association

API - Atlantic Planners Institute

CAG - Canadian Association of Geographers

CIP - Canadian Institute of Planners

GPEAN - Global Planning Education Association Network

IAG - The Institute of Australian Geographers

IALE - International Association of Landscape Ecology

IAPS - International Association for People-Environment Studies

LEAD - Leadership for Environment and Development International

OAA - Ontario Association of Architects

OALA - Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

OAQ - Ordre des architectes du Québec (in French only)

OPPI - Ontario Professional Planners Institute

OUQ - Ordre des urbanistes du Québec (in French only)

RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK)

RTPI - Royal Town Planning Institute (UK)

Société d'habitation du Québec



Real estate resources (Canada and the US)

 


Multiple Listing Service online
A comprehensive residential real-estate listing site operated by The Canadian Real Estate Association, albeit not the full MLS database.

Canadian commercial real estate listings
A comprehensive commercial/industrial real-estate listing site operated by The Canadian Real Estate Association.

Urban Land Institute (US)
Nonprofit real-estate forum which aims to facilitate the "open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places."

URBAN LAND
Official publication of the Urban Land Institute

Realtors.com (US)
Official website of the US National Association of Realtors, including listings