Key topics in urban planning

Public Space

Complete the Streets (USA)

FoRRd - Friends of the Railroad District (Birmingham, UK)
Organisation committed to transforming Birmingham's rail right-of-way to a linear park

Living Streets (UK)

Making Publics - Media, markets and association in early modern Europe (McGill University)

Converting parking spaces to temporary green spaces

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market (Toronto)

Project for Public Spaces (New York)

Project for Public Spaces: Great Public Spaces site

Toronto Public Space Committee



General Interest

Carfree cities

Car Heaven
Canadian programme for getting older, high-polluting cars off the road

Detour Publications' UrbanSource
publications on sustainable transportation and more

ENTRA Consultants (Toronto)
Transportation planning consultancy

Guardian special report: transport in Britain

Montreal Roads

Moving the Economy
an initiative of the City of Toronto, Transportation Options, and Government of Canada

Netherlands Information and Technology Centre for Transport and Infrastructure (CROW)

Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management

Northgate Coordinated Transportation Investment Plan (SDOT - Seattle Department of Transportation)

Québec urbain
Québec City Planning / Urban Design Division

Sustainable Urban Travel - Planning Bibliographies (University of Nottingham)

Swiss Federation: Transportation division, Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications

TOWN and TRAFFIC Foundation

Transport Canada Urban Transportation Showcase Program

TRL - Transportation Research Laboratory (Berkshire, UK)

Joint Program in Transportation (University of Toronto)

Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Excellent resources!

York Region Transportation Master Plan (Ontario)

Public Transit

AMT - Agence métropolitaine de transport (Montréal)

APTA - American Public Transportation Association

Basler Verkehrsbetriebe (BVB) (Basel, Switzerland) (in German)

Cambridge University: Bus Tracking And Prediction System

Canadian Urban Transit Association

GO Transit (Toronto)

Sheffield: Stagecoach Supertram (England)

STM - Société de transport de Montréal

Swiss Transit Agency - Verband öffentlichen Verkehr der Schweiz (in French)

Swiss Transit Advocacy Group - Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz (in German)

Toronto Rocket Riders

Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission: Coupler Magazine

Tramclub Basel (Switzerland) (in German)

TCRP - Transit Cooperative Research Program

Transit Toronto

TransLink (Lower Mainland / Vancouver, BC)

Transport for London


Exporail - The Canadian Railway Museum

Le Métro de Montréal - Montréal by Métro Montreal Metro Fansite

Center City Streetcar (Charlotte NC)

Comparison of Passengers per Line Mile by City

Dave's Electric Railroads
Vast image archive

Dave's Rail Links

Electric Railway Historical Association (California)

FUNET Railway photography archive (Finland)
Another vast image archive

Going Underground - History of Toronto and Montreal's subway systems (CBC)

Montreal Metro's Masterpieces (CBC)

Swiss Federal Railways (Switzerland)
Comparison of international rail transit systems

VIA Rail Canada

Cycling and Walking

Critical Mass Cycling

Cycling in Massachusetts (John S. Allen's homepage)

Toronto Pedestrian Charter

Vélo Quebec
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Centre


BC Ferries

Chi-Cheemaun: Manitoulin Island Ferry (Ontario)

Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (Lake Geneva, Switzerland)

Plucky little Alabama towboat - have a look!

Zürichsee-Schifffahrtsgesellschaft (Lake Zürich, Switzerland)


Air Canada

Flight Centre Canada

WestJet Canada

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association

Canadian Urban Institute

Centre for Human Settlements (University of British Columbia)

INRS – Urbanization, Culture and Society (UQAM)

Institute of Urban Studies (University of Winnipeg)

United States

Center for Urban and Regional Policy
(Northeastern University, Boston)

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (University of Minnesota)

Center for Urban and Regional Studies
(The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Centre for Urban Development Studies (Harvard University)

Center for Urban Initiatives and Research
(University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Centre for Urban Policy Research
(Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Centre for Urban Progress (Howard University)

Center for Urban Research (City University of New York)

Center for Urban Research and Policy (Columbia University)

Center for Urban Studies
(State University of NY, Buffalo)

Center for Urban Studies (Wayne State University)

Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth
(State University of New York, Buffalo)

Institute of Urban and Regional Development
(University of California, Berkeley)

Joint Center for Housing Studies (Harvard University)

Taub Urban Research Centre (New York University)

University Center for Social and Urban Research (University of Pittsburgh)

Urban Affairs Association

Urban Institute (Washington, DC)


Centre for Housing Policy (The University of York)

Centre for Neighbourhood Research (Economic and Social Research Council)

Centre for Urban and Community Research (University of London)

Centre for Urban Studies (University of Bristol)

Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (University of Birmingham)

Department of Urban Studies (University of Glasgow)

European Institute for Comparative Urban Research (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

European Network for Housing Research

European Urban Research Association

Global Urban Research Unit (University of Newcastle)

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (Rotterdam)

Institute for Housing and Urban Research (Uppsala University)

OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies (Delft University of Technology)


Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research


Australian Chapter of the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (Melbourne)

Australian Housing Information Network
(Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University)


Centre for International Health, University of Toronto

Cities Alliance

Global Campaign for Secure Tenure, UN-Habitat

Global Campaign on Urban Governance, UN-Habitat

Global Urban Observatory, UN-Habitat

Research Committee on Housing and the Built Environment, International Sociological Association

Housing Information Gateway

Housing Policy and Development, UN-Habitat

International Development Research Centre, Ottawa


United Nations Development Programme

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