Urban Planning & Design
The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.
- Center for an Urban Future: Information and advocacy regarding New York’s Design sector.
- Cyburbia.org: Blogs and forums on urban planning.
- Environmental Leadership Program: Fellowship; trains environmental leaders
- Environmental Careers Organization: Job search site.
- GreenBiz: News and resources for careers in sustainability.
- Planetizen: A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, editorials, book reviews, announcements, jobs, education, and more.
- Planning Commissioners Journal’s Planners Web: News and information for planners.
- SPUR: Important hub of information, advocacy, and activities for the San Francisco Bay Area planning field.
- SustainableBusiness.com: National job board.
- U.S. Green Building Council: Nonprofit dedicated to sustainability; LEED accreditation.
- Urban Land Institute: A nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.
Selected Professional Associations
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.
- American Planning Association (APA): An independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities.
- Association of Bicycle and Pedestrian Professionals: An organization whose mission is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP): A consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning.
- International Economic Development Council: A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession.