- Center for Urban Ecology
The Center for Urban Ecology is dedicated to developing a better understanding of the ecology of human-dominated landscapes.
- Department of Energy's Smart Communities
Department of Energy's Smart Communities
Network, providing information and encouragement to communities to adopt sustainable development policies, especially with regard to energy.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
This is the home page of HUD, the federal agency devoted to helping our nation's communities develop and thrive.
Eco-Home is a center for the study, development, and demonstration of an ecologically sound lifestyle in an urban setting.
- Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations
This home page for Educational Concerns for Hunger Organizations provides a great deal of information about the organization's activities in helping people around the world to raise food using appropriate technologies.
- Environment Program
The United Nations Environment Program maintains this Sustainable Cities Website. Numerous reports and publications are available, including "City Experiences in Improving the Urban Environment," an evaluation of six city initiatives in Africa.
- Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance is in northern California and seeks protection of farmlands, watersheds, parks, and other productive open space from the threat of urban sprawl.
- Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is the parent agency of this organization, which has many local chapters. This is a volunteer organization that builds houses for disadvantaged people around the world.
- Innovative Transportation Technologies
This interesting and well-illustrated site is devoted to alternatives in personal transportation.
- Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
The full text of the ISTEA law is available on this page.
- Isles, Inc
Home page for Isles, Inc., Trenton's nonprofit community development and environmental organization. Provides information on Isles, and how individuals can help.
- Livable Communities
This site describes the Livable Communities project, initiated in 2000 by the Clinton-Gore administration. An interesting report, Building Livable Communities, is downloadable from the site.
- National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America
In May, 1999, a National Town Meeting for A Sustainable America was held in Detroit. This Website describes the objectives and accomplishments of the town meeting. The event is sponsored by the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
- President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development
Home page for the President's Council on Sustainable Development. All of the publications of the council are downloadable from this site, including its final report, Towards a Sustainable America: Advancing Prosperity, Opportunity, and a Healthy Environment for the 21st Century.
- Shack/Slum Dwellers International
This is a loose network of people's organizations from an increasing number of countries in the South. The network is made up of Federations of community organizations and other grassroots initiatives that are in the process of developing Federations. Linked to this network is a group of professionals who are committed to supporting Federations of the urban poor.
- Smart Growth
The Smart Growth web site provides resources and information in support of the smart growth movement to control urban sprawl but still allow development to occur in environmentally sustainable ways.
- Sprawl Net
The Sprawl Net, based at Rice University, is a new, but growing collection of articles, graphics, and links related to the topic of urban sprawl.
- Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse,
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse, a useful source of information on urban sprawl books, reports, websites and organizations.
- Surface Transportation Policy Project
Surface Transportation Policy Project provides information on renewing the Transportation and Equity Act that supports mass transit and other alternative transportation modes that are more sustainable than highways.
- Sustainability in Action
The index to Sustainability in Action is a document with 50 Case Studies from around the country, developed for the EPA by CONCERN, Inc. and other organizations. The Chattanooga and Trenton stories came from this source.
- Sustainable Building Sources
There is information and links here related to construction of ecologically sound buildings.
- Sustinable Development, USDA
Sustinable Development, USDA. Provides a key to USDA's sustainable development initiatives related to Sustainable Forest Management, Sustainable Agriculture, and Sustainable Rural Community Development
- Sustainable Communities Network
The home page of the Sustainable Communities Network is a rich source of information and links to many other useful sites; major links include: Creating Community, Smart Growth, Growing a Sustainable Economy, Protecting Natural Resources, Governing Sustainably, and Living Sustainably.
- Transportation and the Environment
This extenisve annotated bibliography is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- Transportation Choices
This group from Washington State promotes alternatives to automobiles, such as public transit, bicycling, and walking.
- Transportation Equity Act of 1998
The Committee for the National Institute for the Environment's report on the Transportation Equity Act of 1998 is here.
- UN Commission on Sustainable Development
Home page of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development offers records of meetings and links to other UN programs.
- UN Development Programme
UNDP's mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human development.
- UN Human Settlements Program
This is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
- Urban Agriculture Notes
This nonprofit society promotes urban food production and environmental conservation.
- Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology is a nonprofit organization that participates in the development of ecologically healthy and socially vital cities and towns.
- Urban Environmental Management
This well-organized site provides numerous links to government agencies, nonprofit organizations, programs, and information about sustainable cities.
- Waitakere, New Zealand
Waitakere, New Zealand, maintains this site to explain what it is doing to carry out its program as an eco-city.