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  • LA Cultural Policy Map
    This map provides a comprehensive overview of the LA regional arts & culture policy landscape.
    Icons link to cultural plans and policies, arts education plans and policies, informational pages for municipal arts/culture programs, and municipal general plans.

  • Resource Intensity of Cities:  
  is a web-map that illustrates data on material and energy use in cities. The goal is to provide an intuitive way of understanding this complex problem using an interactive interface. 42 cities were analyzed, estimating material and energy intensities.
  • Los Angeles Realty Board records, 1904-1984  
    The UCLA Library Special Collections Department has completed the rehousing and description of Los Angeles Realty Board records, 1904-1984. The Los Angeles Realty Board was organized in 1903, bringing together real estate agents into a professional organization with a governing board. This group was influential in the growth and development of Los Angeles neighborhoods and communities.

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Welcome to the Urban Planning Research Guide

This guide contains a variety of online and print resources for students in the Urban Planning Program. All of the resources you will need for your research are available by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page.

Suggestions and comments are welcome so that the guide can continue to grow and be a useful resource for you.


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Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the VPN Client (a program you install on your computer).

Spotted in the News

  • Harvard GSD Ecological Urbanism App
    An iPad app that visualizes the growing body of discourse surrounding the design and management of cities!

  • Urban Planning in the iPhone Age
    (in The Atlantic Cities; Nov. 2, 2011). Mentions the following article:
    Evans-Cowley, Jennifer S., "There's an App for that: Mobile Applications for Urban Planning" (October 29, 2011). Available at: SSRN.