Urban Ecology Seminar:
Technology Enhanced
Blended Learning
External links:   A first list of potentially useful information resources: feel free to suggest additions !

Institutions, Journals
International New Town Institute http://www.newtowninstitute.org
New Town Institute Newsletter http://www.newtowninstitute.org/spip.php?mot20
Urban planning
urban planning blog http://onlineurbanplanning.blogspot.com/
list of planned cities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_planned_cities
EC urban environment http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/home_en.htm
EEA urban environment http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/urban
EC Eco-Park concept http://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/newsanddoc/article_3892_en.htm
A sustainable future for Europe's industrial parks
European Academy of the Urban Environment http://www.eaue.de/
SUD-LAB project http://www.sud-lab.com/   Structured information for sustainable urban development
UN urban environment unit http://www.unep.org/urban_environment/
UN Human Settlements Programme http://www.unchs.org/categories.asp?catid=9
Worldwatch Institute http://www.worldwatch.org/taxonomy/term/101   Urbanization
IIED urban environment http://www.iied.org/HS/themes/urbnenv.html
ISOCARP http://www.isocarp.org/   international society of city and regional planners
c.e.u. http://www.ceunet.org/   Council for European Urbanism
a vision of Europe http://www.avoe.org/
smart growth http://smartgrowthplanning.org/
smart growth online network http://www.smartgrowth.org/Default.asp?res=1280
EPA smart growth http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/
sprawl watch http://www.sprawlwatch.org/
SELMA project http://selma.rtdproject.net/
Spatial deconcentration of economic land use and quality of life in European metropolitan areas
Greening the city http://ec.europa.eu/research/environment/newsanddoc/article_2083_en.htm
Five research projects funded under FP5 on green and open spaces in urban sustainability
cities alliance http://www.citiesalliance.org/index.html   cites without slums
ICLEI programme http://www.iclei.org/   local governments for sustainabiity
United cities and local governments http://www.cities-localgovernments.org/uclg/
USAID http://www.makingcitieswork.org/urbanThemes/environment/urban_management
US urban environment management
Citynet http://www.citynet-ap.org/En/user/home/home.php   Network of Local Authorities that Promotes Sustainable Urban Improvement Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific
International centre for sustainable cities http://sustainablecities.net/   non-profit agency, headquarter Canada
Eurocities - Liveable cites project http://www.liveablecities.org/   funded by the European Commission
Millenium villages project http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1799
Earth Institute, Columbia University, innovative model for African communities
Millenium cities project http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1751
Earth Institute, Columbia University, innovative model for African communities
community planning http://www.communityplanning.net/   helping people shape their cities, towns and villages
ESCTC Sustainable cities and towns campaign http://www.sustainable-cities.eu/
international urban development association http://www.inta-aivn.org/
world bank urban development http://web.worldbank.org/urban   (redirect)
global development research center http://www.gdrc.org/uem/   urban environmental management
timeline of new urbanism http://www.nutimeline.net/   A searchable database of key events in the history of new urbanism
land use Europe http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_EEA_LANDUSE.html
urban growth http://www.citymayors.com/statistics/urban_intro.html
global footprint http://www.footprintnetwork.org/gfn_sub.php?content=footprint_overview
EU URBACT Information Society Network project http://urbact.eu/fr/projects/isn/home.html
SUTRA cities
Gdansk GIS maps and presentations http://gis.gdansk.pl/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3&Itemid=4
Greater Helsinki vision 2050 http://www.greaterhelsinkivision.fi/competition
Geneva - ecological model http://www.urbanecology.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=63&Itemid=148
Images
satellite images http://geology.com/world-cities/
satellite images http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml
NASA world wind http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/  (earth viewing software)
satellite images http://geology.com/world-cities/
satellite images http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/ulandsat/mapCollection.jsp
satellite images http://www.ersdac.or.jp/eng/index.E.html
satellite images earth.esa.int/cgi-bin/satimgsql.pl?sat=12&search=
Patterns of urban sprawl across Europe http://dataservice.eea.europa.eu/atlas/viewdata/viewpub.asp?id=2571

 


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