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Urban Design Career Information Websites
- The American Planning Association (APA) and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The objective of the Association is to encourage planning that will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and environments that meet the needs of people and society more effectively.
- Urban Design Group, founded in 1978, is a campaigning membership organization. It believes that urban design is not the job of any single profession. Making successful places depends on breaking down professional barriers and building collaborations between the people with the power to make things happen.
- Cyburbia Forums, an urban design discussion forum on Cyurbia.com, is the oldest and most active urban/town planning message board on the Internet. Cyburbia Forums has hundreds of active members, yet is a strong community full of creative, friendly, and occasionally offbeat planners, planning students, architects, urbanists and other like-minded people who care about and/or help shape the built environment.
- Resource for Urban Design Information (RUDI) is a global resource for urban design and development. This is the largest web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking. RUDI commissions, researches and creates materials for professionals in the public and private sector. RUDI was created in 1996 as a joint project under the UK's Electronic Libraries Program.
- Archinect's goal is to make architecture more connected and open-minded, and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines. Includes job postings.