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AEC InfoCenter
http://www.aecinfo.com/
"AEC InfoCenter is an online architecture, engineering, construction and home building business center." The site provides excellent information about related products, services, software, affiliated agencies and associations, businesses, classifieds, event listings, energy efficient building websites, newsgroups and publications.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Applied Radient Technologies
http://www.appliedradiant.com/
This site is a collection of hydronic and electric radient heating systems available for ordering and purchase online, providing not only product information, but design and installation help, as well.
Rating: Informative
Location: Danboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Arcosanti
http://www.arcosanti.org/
This is an excellent site detailing the birth, construction and reasons behind Arcosanti, the experimental town in the high desert of Arizona housing 7000 people. Demonstrating ways to improve urban conditions and lessen destructive impacts on the earth, the site highlights the artistic, energy efficient and affordable means of construction, includes event and workshop information, is fully searchable, and is available in English, Italian, Spanish or German.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Mayer, Arizona, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Arizona, Multi-National, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Austin Planning, Environmental and Conservation Department
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/planning/
Part of the City of Austin's larger website, this page includes Austin's neighborhood plans, long range planning techniques, and plans for better neighborhood development.
Rating: Informative
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Texas, State / Regional / Local, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development
http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/HABC/hcd.htm
This site loads very slowly, but it is worth the wait if you are looking for information about their vast agency services, including Fair Housing, building inspection, neighborhood coordination, housing inspection, land acquisition, multi-family and commercial development, homeownership, neighborhood centers, daycare, Headstart, energy assistance, historical preservation and homelessness.
Rating: Informative
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maryland, State / Regional / Local, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Best Practices For Human Settlements Database
http://www.bestpractices.org/
"This searchable database contains proven solutions to common urban problems facing the world's cities today." A variety of projects are discussed, including those relating to affordable housing, homelessness, land usage, construction techniques, home financing, and a wealth of related issues, such as poverty, education, sustainability, economic development, social services, gender equity and equality, environmental protection, and other urban issues. Full project descriptions are provided only if you have an account with them.
Rating: Excellent
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Hospice / Healthcare, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Center for Livable Communities
http://www.lgc.org/clc/
The Center's site details their programs which primarily help jurisdictions expand transportation alternatives, but also reduce infrastructure costs, create more affordable housing, improve air quality, preserve natural resources, conserve agricultural land and open space, and restore local economic and social vitality. Additionally, the site provides information about workshops, conferences, forums, events, publications, and other means of gathering information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
http://www.greenbuilder.com/maxpot/
The CMPBS site includes information about their education, demonstration, and research organization geared toward sustainable design, details projects and resources, and provides ordering information for their published literature.
Rating: Informative
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Texas, National, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Center for Neighborhood Technology
http://www.cnt.org/
This site presents CNT's mission to "promote public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities through demonstration of projects, publications and other resources." Information provided includes details of research and programs relating to local community and transportation projects, environmental information, and other related news.
Rating: Informative
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Non-Profit Organization, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Centre for Urban and Regional Studies -- University of Birmingham
http://www.bham.ac.uk/curs/
This site covers CURS' research and development programs in management and policy issues in housing, urban development and renewal, poverty and deprivation, and other related issues. The University's degrees and programs are also discussed.
Rating: Informative
Location: Birmingham, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, Non-Profit Organization, University Program, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Change Communications
http://www.change.org/
The Change Communications site offers a wide range of Internet services, designed to help housing and community development organizations use the new communications technology to its fullest potential by providing Internet and Web help and design services. An excellent resource guide of related links is also included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
http://iisd1.iisd.ca/trade/cciced/default.htm
Hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, this site contains a variety of United Nations-directed events, research and information about the environment and sustainable communities. Work groups, publications, and recommendations are listed.
Rating: Informative
Location: China
Related pages: China, Multi-National, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Cohousing and the Arts
http://www.newview.org/arts.htm
This page describes a resident of New View Cohousing's attitudes about cohousing, how it is related to the Arts, and the larger community of adults, children, and the surrounding environment.
Rating: Informative
Location: Acton, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Cohousing Network
http://www.cohousing.org/
The Cohousing Network site offers information about resources, groups, and events related to cohousing and intentional communities. Other information includes existing communities, motivation behind cohousing, listservs, mailing lists, journals, and links to related resources.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Davis, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Community Design Assistance Center -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute
http://www.lar.arch.vt.edu/program/CDAC/MAIN.HTML
This site highlights CDAC's mission to offer planning and design assistance to communities that are otherwise unable to afford professional consultants. Included are CDAC Project Categories such as downtown revitalization, architectural design and renovation, planning and design models, corridor studies, comprehensive and site planning, community planning and development, landscape planning and design, park and recreation design, and interior design.
Rating: Informative
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Community Design Opportunities
http://www.designcorps.org/designcorps.html
This excellent site includes so much information about community design, student involvement, ongoing projects, selected bibliographies, design professionals, locating grants, and innovations in the design profession, that you will not know what to read first.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE)
http://www.care.org/
CARE is one of the world's largest international development and relief organizations. Programs detailed on this site include those related to emergency relief and rehabilitation, education, children's health, reproductive health, water and sanitation, small economic activity development, agriculture, community development and environment.
Rating: Informative
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada
http://www.chfc.ca/
This site details the benefits of co-operative housing, detailing its affordability, community atmosphere, security of tenure and democratic control. Educational materials, related sites, principles of co-operative housing establishments, and Canadian resources are also provided. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Cyburbia
http://www.cyburbia.org/
The mother of all indexes, Cyburbia is a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism and other topics related to the built environment.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Buffalo, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Danish Building Research Institute
http://www.sbi.dk/sbihome.htm
This site details the objectives, organization and research divisions of SBI--including the Housing and Urban Research Division which discusses housing conditions, housing market and policy, housing planning, urban ecology, urban renewal, urban and regional planning, technology related to housing planning and regional development; the Energy and Indoor Climate Division; and the Building Technology and Productivity Division.
Rating: Informative
Location: Horsholm, Denmark
Related pages: Denmark, National, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Design Center for American Urban Landscape -- University of Minnesota
http://gumby.arch.umn.edu/dcaul/DCAUL.html
This web site provides an overview of their mission, publications and staff, including community development, public housing, and sustainable development projects.
Rating: Informative
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Design Site
http://www.atsrc.com/des-site/
A website for architecture and design related information, products and services, this site maintains a large searchable database and links to a wide variety of related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Earthscan Publications, Ltd.
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/
The site for this leading English publisher of books on environment and sustainable development contains information about recent housing, sustainability, and environmentally-conscious publications, a searchable catalog, purchasing information, and links to related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Earthship Global Website
http://www.earthship.org/
"The Earthship is a completely independent globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are indigenous to the entire planet. The major structural building component of the Earthship is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber. This brick and the resulting bearing walls it forms is virtually indestructible." This site details the home plans, energy efficiency, materials, waster, water, power, heating and cooling, and affordability.
Rating: Excellent
Location: El Prado, New Mexico, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New Mexico, Multi-National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
EcoDesign
http://mastermall.com/eco/
This site includes a primarily-Canadian index of environmentally-conscious practitioners, resources, and products, related to housing, neighborhood development, architecture, and planning.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Encyclopedia of Housing
http://www.sagepub.com/sagepage/encyclopedia_of_housing.htm
An excellent site detailing the newly released master reference book, this site includes the master list of entries, excerpts, and the introduction. Entries include brief definitions, historical background, descriptive statistics, policy analysis, critical assessment, and suggestions for further study, listing classic works and key publications.
Rating: Excellent
Location: California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Cohousing / Cooperative, Hospice / Healthcare, Manufactured, Shelter / Homeless, Single Room Occupancy, Transitional
 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network -- US Department of Energy
http://www.eren.doe.gov/
The Department Of Energy's website for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC/EREN) encompasses a wide variety of information including Home Energy magazine, energy efficiency solutions for residences, free subscription to mailing list updates, and "Ask An Energy Expert."
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Energy Efficient Building Association
http://www.eeba.org/
The EBBA site strives to "promote environmentally respectful development through development and dissemination of information, conducting training, and providing peer-reviewed online journal for use by though housing industry, consumers, and governmental agencies." Information about energy efficient housing, cost-saving techniques, the EBBA, and links to related sources are also provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Energy Ideas Clearinghouse
http://www.energy.wsu.edu/ep/eic/
This site "provides centralized access to comprehensive and objective energy information, education, resources, and technical assistance for increasing energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors." Topics covered include manufactured homes, building standards, alternative fuels, and a wealth of related resources and sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Olympia, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Manufactured
 
Energy Information Administration
http://www.eia.doe.gov/
This site contains comprehensive data and information relevant to energy resources and reserves, energy production, energy demand, energy technologies, and related financial and statistical information as it pertains to construction and life-cycle costs and efficiency.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Enertia Building Systems
http://www.enertia.com/
Although this site is slow to load, it provides excellent information about "a method of building homes and offices in which natural renewable materials, energy efficient, natural forces are used to create a comfortable environment without the use of fuel or electricity." The science behind the technology, products, cost-efficiency, design, construction, links to related sites, and countless photographs of existing homes and projects are all detailed on this site as well.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Environment Agency of England and Wales
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
This searchable site "provides comprehensive information and advice on the protection and management of the environment" and contains detailed state of the environment information, resources, publications, press releases, current programs and projects, and other pertinent resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: Bristol, England, Wales, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, UK, Wales, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Environmental Building News
http://www.ebuild.com/
This site is home to this on-line newsletter containing stories and articles on energy-efficiency, resource-efficiency, and healthy building practices. Featured topics include material selection, siting, indoor air quality, daylighting, and innovative environmentally responsible building products and projects.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Vermont, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Environmental Organization Webdirectory
http://www.webdirectory.com/
This outstanding site is a massive directory of environmentally friendly resources, including home design, products, services, sustainable communities, and alternative transportation methods.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/
"The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends," and their website reflects that mission. Information is available on this searchable site about programs, projects, environmental concerns, energy efficiency, reducing housing construction costs, news, events, other resources, and tribal issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Envirosense Consortium, Inc.
http://www.envirosense.org/
The Envirosense Consortium and its website provide educational programs that focus on proactive solutions for building, product, and maintenance systems through its described projects, programs, member list, searchable database, and newsletter.
Rating: Informative
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, National, Membership Group, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
European Environment Agency
http://www.eea.dk/
This site for the membership agency of all 15 European Union states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, contains information about projects, programs, events, resources, and links relating to environmental impacts, resources, construction and similar topics. Most documents are available in 23 languages.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Related pages: Denmark, Multi-National, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
European Network for Housing Research
http://www.enhr.ibf.uu.se/
This site provides information about the Network's goals to enhance the quality and relevance of European housing. Unfortunately, there are no projects or program descriptions included.
Rating: Informative
Location: Gavle, Sweden
Related pages: Sweden, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, University Program, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Ferguslie Park Partnership
http://www.ccis.org.uk/fp/
This site provides information about this Scottish cooperative housing development which allows residents to take "greater responsibility for their own affairs, take a full part in the economic life of Paisley, Renfrew and Glasgow and to live in decent housing in a pleasant environment." Heavily relying on community activism, shared resources, and combined economic resources, this development incorporates methods of cohousing and healthy neighborhood planning in one development. Information is provided about education, poverty, homelessness, community issues, and related topics as discussed by the Ferguslie Park Partnership.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Paisley, Scotland, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, Scotland, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Georgia EcoNetwork
http://www.efg.org/
A non-profit coalition of a growing number of environmental organizations in the state of Georgia, EcoNetwork is a resource project of the Environmental Fund For Georgia. This site provides comprehensive information on each organization, and includes information about projects, programs, and publications related to the groups.
Rating: Informative
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Green Lights and Energy Star
http://www.epa.gov/greenlights.html
The site for the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Lights and Energy Star program is aimed at promoting energy efficiency through investment in energy-saving lighting. The program saves money for homes, businesses and organizations, and leads to a cleaner environment by reducing pollutants released into the environment. Information about their publications, software tools, support programs, participants and recent bulletins is included.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Environmental / Sustainable
 
GreenHOME Project
http://www.greenhome.org/
This site is home to a "coalition of local design professionals and environmental organizations who are researching, designing, and building an affordable, energy and resource efficient house in partnership with Washington, DC Habitat for Humanity." Facts about landscaping, recycling, energy efficiency, composting and related constructing methods are included, as well as volunteer opportunities and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Guide to Green Government
http://www.doe.ca/grngvt/grngvt_e.htm
This site exists to "present a framework that serves to guide and assist federal departments in the preparation of their sustainable development strategies" in Canada. Set up in book-format, the site explains sustainable development, describes planning and policy techniques required for implementation, and details a development strategy. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Canada
Related pages: Canada, National, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Habitat -- United Nations Center for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
http://www.unhabitat.org/
This site provides information about all of the United Nation's work in the fields of housing, sustainable development, and research. An excellent compilation, much of the information is available in English, French or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Habitat Agenda and the Istanbul Declaration
http://www.unhabitat.org/agenda/
Set up in book-format, this site includes the entire Habitat agenda and declaration which contain requisites for human settlements, fair and equal housing, sustainability, development management, gender equality, and financing possibilities. The materials are downloadable, and are available in English, French, or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Habitat II -- The Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/data/habitat/
This searchable site includes background information about the international conference, as well as publications, press releases, resources, plans of action, and other related information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Vienna, Austria
Related pages: Austria, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
HandsNet
http://www.handsnet.org/handsnet/
The Housing and Community Development Forum on this site "serves national, state, and local organizations building and supporting low-income housing, advocating for low-income communities, organizing neighborhoods and others involved in community development." Membership is required to receive full access to their services, programs, and publications, although some information is provided about those free of charge.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cupertino, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
High Country News
http://www.hcn.org/
"A paper for people who care about the West," this online version of the publication includes countless categories of interest to those living in the Western United Sates, including neighborhood development, environmental planning, recreation, Native Americans, politics, weather, and history.
Rating: Informative
Location: Paonia, Colorado, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Colorado, National, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Housing and Household Amenities
http://kennedy.soc.surrey.ac.uk/qb/topics/housing_level_1.htm
This site contains information about, and results from, a United Kingdom survey of housing and housing amenities.
Rating: Recommended
Location: England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
ImproveNet
http://www.improvenet.com/
This is an excellent site for anyone looking to build, design, remodel or reconstruct housing in the United States. It provides a database of contractors, designers, lenders and products to assist persons of any income level in creating exciting housing arrangements. The page also includes a design gallery, past issues of their online magazine, and a variety of means of communication with site owners and site users for advice, suggestions, and general discussion.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Infloor Residential Heating System
http://www.infloor.com/dr09.htm
This site details both verbally and graphically the technology behind in-floor radient heating systems, which potentially reduce heat loss in residential spaces up to 25% more than in typical heating environments, dramatically increasing home affordability. Product, installation, and other resource information is provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Hammel, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Inside Housing: The National Voice of Housing
http://www.atlas.co.uk/inside/
This is the site of a weekly news magazine aimed at all working in or concerned with social housing across the United Kingdom. It features UK housing links, job listings, their services, programs and events, as well as subscription information.
Rating: Informative
Location: UK
Related pages: UK, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Hospice / Healthcare, Shelter / Homeless
 
Institute for Global Communications
http://www.igc.org/
This site has been developed to "expand and inspire movements for peace, economic and social justice, human rights, and environmental sustainability around the world by providing and developing accessible computer networking tools," and maintains PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, and WomensNet. A variety of specific projects and programs relating to those issues, and membership information are also included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Integrated Renovation of the Ciutat Vella, Historic Centre of Barcelona
http://www.iclei.org/egpis/egpc-033.html
This page details a case study describing the integrated renovation of the historic center of Barcelona as an example of a comprehensive urban regeneration. Project background, goals, implementation and analysis are included.
Rating: Informative
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Related pages: Spain, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Intentional Communities
http://www.well.com/user/cmty/
Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Communities, this is a comprehensive site of Intentional Communities worldwide (cohousing, ecovillages, communes, co-ops, and urban housing cooperatives). The site includes a massive directory of communities, their magazine, extensive background information about Intentional Communities and a wide collection of related information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Rutledge, Missouri, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Missouri, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
International Institute for Sustainable Development
http://iisd1.iisd.ca/
This site contains is a comprehensive databank of information about sustainable design, both concerned with architecture and other man-made structures as well as the natural environment. Archives of past publications, event transcripts, and other materials are included. Available in English, Spanish or French.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
International Society of City and Regional Planners
http://titsoc.soc.titech.ac.jp/isocarp/
This site contains information about ISOCARP's programs, services, objectives, conferences, and related issues. Topics of interest include urban and regional planning, planning theory, planning management, urban and regional design, urban and regional renewal, housing/habitat, sustainable development, transport and mobility, architectural design, urban history/heritage, and related disciplines.
Rating: Informative
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Related pages: Netherlands, Multi-National, Membership Group, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
http://www.ises.org/
"Aimed at the advancement of renewable energy through research, technology transfer, commercialization and education," this organization and site provide a wealth of information about solar energy, design, and energy efficiency in businesses and residences. Links to related sites, publications, conferences, and other resources are provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Related pages: Germany, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Island Press / Shearwater Books
http://www.islandpress.org/
A publisher and website created to "help meet the need for accessible, solutions-oriented information through a unique approach that addresses the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems," this searchable site includes information about their publications, authors, solutions, and suggestions. Book orders are taken online, and links to related sites are also offered.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
IUCN -- The World Conservation Union
http://www.iucn.org/
IUCN's mission is "to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature, and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable." Their site contains information about a variety of ecological and design issues, and provides information about their membership, programs, publications, and events.
Rating: Informative
Location: Gland, Switzerland
Related pages: Switzerland, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
http://www.jrf.org.uk/
This site "supports programs of research and innovative development in the fields of housing, social care and social policy," includes its publications, and contains a vast amount of research findings in a fully searchable database.
Rating: Recommended
Location: York, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Klaus Novy Institut
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/K_Novy_Inst/kni_eng.htm
This site focuses on the Institut's interest in housing reform, the co-operative housing movement, and contemporary issues in urban and housing research. The site also includes working papers, housing research, projects, urban ecology information, and an excellent links page. Available in English and German.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Koln, Germany
Related pages: Germany, National, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Landscape Online
http://www.landscapeonline.com/
This site contains information for the general public, agencies, and architects to locate landscape architects, contractors, products and vendors, as well as receive information about a broad spectrum of landscaping issues and needs. Links to past issues of their newsletter are available, with specific housing citations.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Linkages
http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/
This international site is home to multimedia resources for environment and development policy makers, and is "designed to be an electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings related to environment and development." The site also includes ongoing programs, publications, archives, global policy, and an array of information about the environment and sustainable development. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Local Sustainability: The European Good Practice Information Service
http://www.iclei.org/egpis/
This site is home to the "Guide to Sustainable Good Practice" and aims to disseminate sustainable good practice experiences of European cities, towns, and counties to the global community. News, library resources, recent cases, and searching capabilities are provided. Available in English, Spanish, or German.
Rating: Informative
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Manufactured Housing Global Network
http://www.mfdhousing.com/
This searchable site includes everything you ever wanted to know about the manufactured housing business and construction, community and energy efficiency information, and the Top One Hundred Manufactured Housing Links to HUD's Web Servers.
Rating: Excellent
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, Multi-National, Membership Group, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Manufactured
 
Maybeck's "Sack" House Technique Anew
http://www.inforamp.net/~vitruv/magazine/current/mat01.html
This site contains an article from the June 1996 Vitruvius Online Magazine about affordable housing built in Hawaii from sand, cement, jute, and burlap bags.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Hawaii, USA
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New South Wales Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
http://www.duap.nsw.gov.au/
"The NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning comprises a range of agencies that deal with planning, policy and regulation of our natural and built environment, rural and urban management--including urban growth, renewal and consolidation--and the development of housing policies." Information provided includes recent news, policy changes and considerations, publications, and related materials.
Rating: Informative
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Related pages: Australia, Australia, New South Wales, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Oikos: Green Building Source
http://www.oikos.com/
This searchable site contains excellent information about green building materials and energy efficient environmentally responsible techniques for sustainable design and construction. Also included is product, newsletter, construction, and related resource information.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Passive Solar Industries Council
http://www.psic.org/
This site is home to a trade association which details the benefits of passive solar energy as a method of cooling and heating efficiently. Details of energy efficient homes are included as well as information, resources, and links regarding lowering housing construction and maintenance costs as a result of incorporating green building methods in the design.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Planners Network
http://www.picced.org/resource/pn/pn.htm
This site is home to "an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in their political and economic system." Included are working papers, case studies, and membership information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
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Planning Commissioners Journal -- PlannersWeb
http://www.plannersweb.com
This searchable website is excellent in that it includes information about legal issues, suburban sprawl, housing dilemmas for low income families, resources for sustainability, land use, environmental concerns, architecture, landscape, and an index to all past journals (back issue orders taken online). The extent of information available is seemingly limitless.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Planweb
http://www.planweb.co.uk/
This site contains "Internet information resources for town planners and land property professionals," and includes a wealth of links to planning, organization, GIS, environmental, and local authority sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Warwickshire, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, Multi-National, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Poptel InfoSource -- Housing Issues Bulletin Board
http://www.poptel.org.uk/housing/
This site provides pertinent information about this United Kingdom based bulletin board, aimed at providing "an open forum for anyone interested in UK housing to discuss any issues relevant to housing, homelessness and related issues." Details of how to join and post to the list, and other list information is provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Manchester, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative, Hospice / Healthcare, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Question Bank -- The Centre for Applied Social Surveys
http://kennedy.soc.surrey.ac.uk/qb/Welcome.html
The entire "Question Bank" of survey topics is keyword searchable and includes links to United Kingdom surveys about housing definitions and structure, race, gender, economic activity and other related issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Residential Energy Efficiency Database
http://www.its-canada.com/reed/
This excellent searchable site provides information about housing construction, site, solar and house planning, vapor barriers, energy efficient building techniques and methods, air quality, insulation and a glossary of terms. Publications, awards, and products are also described.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Carvel, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
http://www.natresnet.org/
This searchable site is the online home of this network aimed at improving "the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock and to qualify more American families for home ownership by expanding the availability of home energy ratings and energy mortgages." Their site includes mortgage, energy efficiency, and membership directories and information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Alaska, National, Membership Group, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Riverside Housing Association
http://www.riverside.org.uk/
The site for an English housing association whose "aim is to provide, improve and manage good-quality housing for rent for those who need it most," it includes detailed information about crime, community development, training and employment, health, and a variety of information about the association itself.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Liverpool, England, UK
Related pages: UK, UK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Roy's Housing, Inc.
http://www.royshousing.com/
This site details this business' specialization in sectional and modular manufactured housing, with information about zoning, energy efficiency, and affordability provided. The site also provides a number of Question and Answer forums and a wealth of other pertinent information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Highgate Center, Vermont, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Vermont, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Manufactured
 
Santa Monica Public Electronic Network
http://www.ci.santa-monica.ca.us/
This is a very well organized and designed page with links to all City events, community programs, civil departments and offices, transportation information and links to information about local activities and resources. Housing plans, rent control devices, neighborhood development topics and community related issues are discussed.
Rating: Informative
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Santa Monica Sustainable City Program
http://www.ci.santa-monica.ca.us/environment/
This page includes detailed information about Santa Monica's sustainable policies, the health of the Bay, community information and resources for residents and business owners.
Rating: Informative
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research
http://www.scup.no/journals/en/j-413.html
Part of the Scandinavian Press, this site details publications available about the physical, economic, social and political aspects of housing and planning, ranging in focus from the local and urban to the regional and national level. This site only contains information about the journal and how to receive it, not information contained within the journal. Available in English or Norwegian.
Rating: Informative
Location: Gavle, Sweden
Related pages: Sweden, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Seattle Department of Housing and Human Services
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/dhhs/dhhs-pg.htm
This site includes a variety of information bout Seattle's DHHS programs, services, initiatives, and general information. Details about Seattle's aging and youth populations, tenant rights, housing options, energy efficiency, homeowner's assistance, energy conservation programs, and housing discrimination are provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative, Shelter / Homeless, Transitional
 
Seattle Neighborhood Planning Office
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/npo/homepg.htm
This page details Seattle's innovative plans to provide community-created neighborhood plans for various areas in the Seattle region. Resources, ongoing projects, financing information, neighborhood websites, program information and a monthly calendar of events and meetings are included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Seattle Office of Management and Planning
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/planning/home.htm
This site includes Seattle's current initiatives, plans, programs and budget and as well as their entire comprehensive plan and detailed issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Solstice -- Center for Renewable Environment and Sustainable Technology
http://solstice.crest.org/index.shtml
This site details energy efficiency, renewable energy and provides a variety of sustainable technology information. Information on reducing energy usage, and increasing affordability is included, as well as links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Southface Energy Institute
http://www.southface.org/
This site details Southface's education and research in energy, building science, environmental technologies, low-cost housing, and energy efficient methods of construction. Their innovative Homebuilding School is also described.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Sustainable Building and Culture
http://www.west.net/~prince/
This site by Prince Associates Architects maintains an extensive database of sustainable building, architecture, alternative construction techniques, ecovillage, environmental, and landscaping links.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Multi-National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Sustainable Communities Network
http://www.sustainable.org/
This site defines sustainable living, provides several case studies, and includes a huge list of related resources, partner organizations, relevant readings, and other useful resources.
Rating: Recommended
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Sustainable Development --WWW Virtual Library Subject Catalog
http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/sustvl.html
This page takes a minute or two to load, but is well worth the wait if you are interested in anything related to sustainable development. The most comprehensive list I have ever seen, this site is surely one to bookmark. Links are included to other search engines, newsgroups, mailing lists, agencies, academic units, universities, journals, libraries and other databases.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Related pages: Belgium, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods -- University of Louisville
http://www.louisville.edu/org/sun/
This site includes a variety of information about crime prevention, community partners, economic development, minority-owned businesses, homeownership, community design and planning, human development, recent housing project developments, and other topics related to housing and community development in the US.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Kentucky, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Tweed Eco-Village Project
http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/~brianj/tev.html
This site explores an environmentally beneficial village structure based on the permaculture concept. This project is accessible to 200 low income households, and their site provides details on low cost housing, energy efficient homes, farming, small industries, services and social activities.
Rating: Informative
Location: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Related pages: Australia, Australia, New South Wales, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
United Nations
http://www.un.org/
This site details everything the UN ever has done, is doing, or is planning on doing. Available in English, French or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
United Nations Economic and Social Development Division
http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/
This site index provides information about every kind of economic, social, housing, personal or environmental program the United Nations maintains.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare, Shelter / Homeless
 
Urban Environmental Management
http://www.soc.titech.ac.jp/uem/
The site hosts a wealth of information related to urban environments and their management including articles, reports, and books, statistics, and networks.
Rating: Informative
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Related pages: Japan, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Urban Land Institute
http://www.uli.org/
With a mission to "provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment," ULI and its website strive to provide ample information to members, officials, and the public about urban planning, growth, and development. Information on this site includes conference, meeting and event dates, a continuing education database, research agendas, project reference files (you must be a member to have access to full text files), their online bookstore, and an extensive resource directory.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare, Manufactured, Shelter / Homeless, Single Room Occupancy, Transitional
 
Vitruvius
http://www.inforamp.net/~vitruv/
An online magazine for building professionals and designers, this site includes regular features, materials and technology sections, and select information on innovative issues in housing, construction and design.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Westwood Cohousing
http://westwoodcoho.home.mindspring.com/westwood.html
The site for a newly constructed cohousing community in rural North Carolina includes information about cohousing, site and floor plans, community meeting minutes, the history of Westwood, and various energy efficient and environmentally friendly techniques used in construction. Details on how to join Westwood or other cohousing communities is also provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, State / Regional / Local, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
 
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