• ARMAZÉM DE DADOS.RIO (DATA WAREHOUSE.RIO) Brazil. Portal managed by Instituto Pereira Passos - IPP (Pereira Passos Institute), entity linked to the Secretaria Municipal de Urbanismo - SMU (Town Planning Secretary) of the city Rio de Janeiro. The site offers download of aerial view pictures and architectural sites of many parts of the city. Several glossaries, among them: dwelling, cartography, territory and environment, and infrastructure and land use. Chart library with a collection of photographs and digital charts. In Portuguese.
  • ARQUIVO DIGITAL DE CARTOGRAFIA URBANA (DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF URBAN CARTOGRAPHY) Portugal. Computerized data base, made up by text and picture about historic cartography of portuguese origin cities. In Portuguese and English.
  • CYBURBIA United States. Urban planning portal, for those interested in the cities and the built environment. News, foruns. Directory with thousand links related to urban planning. Search engine. In English.
  • INTERNATIONAL PLANNING HISTORY SOCIETY - IPHS - England. Endeavors to foster the study of planning history worldwide. Publications, prizes, conferences, exhibitions, news archive and links. In English.
  • ISTITUT DEL PAISATGE URBÀ I LA QUALITAT DE VIDA (URBAN LANDSCAPE AND LIFE QUALITY INSTITUTE) Spain. Autonomous organization having commercial and service features, constituted by agreement of the City Hall Plenary Council of Barcelona, in June 27th, 1997. Activities, campaigns, landscape uses, legislation and links. Well built site with animated presentations. In Catalan, Spanish (Castillian) and English.
  • PAROLE United States. Initially designed to be a dynamic dictionary of the contemporary city, today it is a vast and heterogeneous website. Currently about 900 words, related to the transformation of the urban landscape, are organised in a hypermedia database, along with more than 1000 links to and from the Internet. Images, texts, quotations, comments, fragments of text, links to external websites, videos, sounds and webcams. In English.
  • PLANNING APPLICATIONS United Kingdom. Steps and informations for making a planning in the United Kingdom. Subject portals: urban, rural, housing, environment, transport, sustainable development. Planning topics: flood risk assessment, listed buildings and conservations areas, advertisement control, among others. Rights and regulations. Directory links. Glossary of planning terms. In English.
  • PLANNING PORTAL United Kingdom. The UK government's online planning and building regulations resource. Great section dedicated to links. It has a glossary of planning terms. This glossary is a summary of around 500 phrases relating to land use and spatial planning matters. It covers a variety of issues ranging from new development and regeneration, to conservation and environmental protection. In English.
  • PLANOS DIRETORES (MASTER PLANS) Brazil. Portal dedicated to urban master plans, according to Brazilian legislation and reality. News, links and information about courses. In Portuguese.
  • SIRCHAL France. International site about Revitalization of Historic Centers in Latin America and Caribe. Seminar, expertise ateliers, documents and a topical four language glossary about the subject (French, Spanish, Portuguese and English). In French, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • URBAN ICONOGRAPHY Italy. Site of the Institute of Design & Culture. Events and courses. It was founded with the goal of providing “smart” travelers to Rome with the opportunity to learn about Roman history, art, and culture while enjoying the Eternal City. In particular, the IDC strives to demonstrate how Rome is a unique urban environment, one in which past and present icons have been woven together to create a complex contemporary whole. In English.
  • URBANDATA - BRASIL Brazil. IUPERJ (Instituro Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro - College Research Institute of Rio de Janeiro) URBANDATA - BRASIL (Data Base about Urban Brazil), under both coordination of Emeritus Prof. Licia do Prado Valladares and Prof. Luiz Antonio Machado da Silva, is a database that compiles information on urban research in Brazil and serves the purpose of a "who's who" , "who wrote what", "who works on which subjects", "which institutions research what" and "what subjects were already researched" about the Brazilian urban matter. In Portuguese and English.
    URBANISMO PORTUGAL Portugal. News, exhibitions, professional associations, legislation and texts. Several links. In Portuguese.
  • URBAWEB Spain. Group of specialized experts in town planning of Catalunya, who collaborate with professionals in this area in government institutions for management and development of urban designs. Development of urban designs: plans for urban arrangement, urban leading plans, plans for urban improvement, among others. In Catalan and Spanish (Castillian).

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