American Planning Association
Congress for New Urbanism
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Smart Growth America
Gateway Cities Council of Governments
South Bay Cities Council of Governments
San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments
Westside Council of Governments
Southern California Association of Governments
A directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism, growth and sprawl, and other topics related to the built environment. Also features online discussion forums.
A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community, offering daily urban planning news headlines, job opportunities, commentary and events.
California Planning and Development Report
APA California Chapter
APA California Sections
Links to Northern, Sacramento Valley, Central, Central Coast, Los Angeles, Orange, Inland Empire, San Diego Sections.
California Center For Regional Leadership
A statewide nonprofit organization established to support, facilitate, and promote innovative regional solutions for our major economic, environmental, and societal challenges, to help achieve a more sustainable California.
California Planning Roundtable
Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
California Strategic Growth Council
Delirious LA: Exhibits and essays on landscape and urbanism by Alan A Loomis
Los Angeles Conservancy
Preserving and Revitalizing Greater Los Angeles’ Architectural Heritage
LA County Department of Regional Planning
LA Department of City Planning
A nonprofit housing developer and policy advocate working to make neighborhoods in Los Angeles County more livable and environmentally sustainable while building for our growing population.
Center for Advanced Public Safety Research (CAPSR)
Part of the School of Public Safety and Professional Studies at the University of New Haven, CAPSR provides consulting and training services in many areas including Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and and crime mapping and analysis.
Child Care Law Center
Many planners are unaware that local requirements imposed on large family child care homes are unnecessary and may conflict with The California Child Day Care Facilities Act. This FAQ page will help you understand local governments’ obligations under state law and how family child care administrative policies can be streamlined.
Online resources on a variety of topics. Also access detailed summaries of more than 250 articles for planning commissioners and citizen planners from the archives of Planning Commissioners Journal (with full articles available to order and download).
Public Art in Public Places
Public Art in Public Places Project maintains official data for thousands of permanent public artworks in more than 250 cities and communities across Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawai’i – from Ventura to San Diego and from Palm Springs to Catalina Island and Honolulu.
PublicHealth.org is dedicated to meeting the growing need for public health professionals by connecting students with opportunities to begin and advance their careers. This page has resources for public health students in California.
Solar Action Alliance
Environmentalist Action Group page with various information on solar energy, including California-specific solar infographics, historical data, a petition, a blog full of informative articles, and much more!