The Smart Growth Network’s online database of relevant news, events, resources and funding information relating to sensible and livable development in small towns, urban centers, suburbs, and wilderness areas.
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) began in 2003 to create and organize a database of resources and tools of various practitioners in the field of dialogue and deliberation. Over 2,000 resources are summarized with web links.
This handbook targets community leaders and provides specific information for how to work with the community to undertake three different Asset Mapping approaches: the Whole Assets approach, the Storytelling Approach, and the Heritage Approach.
Planetizen is a clearinghouse for news stories, opinion pieces, book and website reviews, courses, blog posts, announcements and job listings all relating to planning, design, and development. Users can also post their own news, job announcements.
The Heart & Soul Community Planning Handbook explains how a values-based approach can engage citizens in the process of planning their future and provides assistance for completing a Heart & Soul process in your community.
To help communities build a strong, cooperative relationship with their local government, this Heart & Soul Community Planning Implementation Guide describes how to increase inter-sector collaboration and foster open government.
A database of community planning methods, scenarios, projects and further resources, this website hopes to provide accessible, universal advice to a diverse range of community members and encourage more widespread involvement in planning initiatives.