California Planning Online
California Planning online is a selected
list of approximately 100 web links to California city & regional planning
information. Note that many additional print
resources are available at the libraries of the University of California,
Berkeley. For further assistance, please consult the Environmental
Design Library reference staff, 210 Wurster Hall.
UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked
UCB Only or UC Only by using The Library's
Compiled by Deborah Sommer. Content reviewed: August 2008
planner (Amer. Planning Assoc., Calif. Chapter)
publication of the California Chapter of the APA.
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and publications by organization
(Land Use Planning Information
Network, Calif. Resources Agency)
An extensive directory of links to
planning-related publications, from a wide range of governmental,
non-profit, and private organizations, including the Governor's Office of Planning
Guides to California Planning
local information (UC Berkeley, Library)
research guide to finding U.S. community-specific information in the UC
Berkeley libraries, the community, and on the web, in the context of the
built environment and with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and
Association of Bay Area Governments Data Center:
of San Francisco Bay Area economic and demographic statistics. Categories available
include: Population and demographics, Land use and maps, and Real estate and housing.
county profiles (Calif. Dept. of Finance)
of selected economic, social, and demographic data for California and its
Online ed.: http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/fs_data/profiles/pf_home.htm
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demographics (Calif. Dept. of Finance, Demographic Research
Includes California demographic data, selected full-text
reports and papers, catalog of publications, etc.
employment and labor market data.
The California spatial information library: statewide data index (California Geographic Information Systems(GIS))
Provides metadata, sample views,
and ftp links to some of California's physical and cultural geospatial information, previously distributed by the Teale
statistical abstract (Calif. Dept. of Finance)
Online ed.: 2000; http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/FS_DATA/stat-abs/sa_home.htm
Paper ed.: 1958--;
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Economic Development Alliance for Business (EDAB)
Provides economic, demographic,
and quality of life information. Also includes a description of the region
and information on 15 cities in the East Bay (SF Bay Area).
Index of Silicon Valley (Joint Venture: Silicon
The JVSVN is a non-profit regional collaborative. The annual Index
provides a set of indicators tracking the Silicon Valley's economy and
quality of life.
Online ed.: http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=182
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Projections ... Silicon Valley
San Jose: Silicon Valley Leadership Group (formerly the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group)
Online ed.: 2004--; http://svlg.net/press/library/index.php
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RAND California (RAND)
interesting features, including an extensive database on California and its cities and counties, ranging from the economy
to crime rates to housing and an online index of public policy and research publications. Excellent data time series.
UC Data: Data archive
& technical assistance (UC Berkeley)
UC Berkeley's principal
archive of computerized social science and health sciences data.
Bay Area labor-economic digital directory (UC Berkeley, Institute
of Industrial Relations Library)
An annotated research guide
to the San Francisco Bay Area. Excellent site. Both print and
web resources are listed.
California Association for Local Economic Development
California Economic Development Department-- Forms and Publications
(Calif. Resources Agency)
versions of certain categories
of California plans: county general plans; habitat conservation plans; regional plans; and tribal plans. Part of the CERES' LUPIN project. Supported
by the Berkeley Digital Library Project.
local planning documents database (UC Berkeley, Institute of
Governmental Studies Library)
A searchable list of current California
planning documents, primarily city and county general plans and specific
planners book of lists (Governor's Office of Planning and Research,
& Calif. Resources Agency)
Lists general plans and specific plan
elements by municipality. A practical classic. Also includes directories
of California local planning agencies and of the California Councils of
Government and their jurisdictions.
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) A bibliography and guide to finding general plans,
with a focus on California and San Francisco Bay Area plans.
Catalog of Aerial Photography (UC Berkeley, Library)
Online catalog to many thousands of aerial photographs of San
Francisco, the East Bay, the greater Bay Area, and northern California. The images are
available in the UC Berkeley Earth Sciences & Map Library. A few are also available
Coastal Records Project
The site contains over 34,500 digital aerial photographs
of the current California coastline. Images from a 1972 aerial survey are also available.
Archive of California
. Brings together historical materials from a variety of
California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Includes
more than 120,000 images.
A comprehensive list of digital
newspaper indexes, many offering full text
online, available to
the UC Berkeley community.
California newspapers via NewsBank
- UCB Only
Select America's Newspapers
Access to the full text
of 70 California newspapers, including the following: Contra Costa Times
1995-, Fresno Bee
(Santa Rosa) 1994-, Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
1989-, San Jose Mercury News
Laws, & Codes
information (California Legislative Counsel)
legislative information. Includes searchable database of current California
State Assembly & Senate bills.
local codes and charters (UC Berkeley, Institute of Governmental
Online index of the California local code collection
of IGSL. Includes links to full-text
web versions of local California
codes where available.
City & Environmental Planning Professional Practice
(UC Berkeley, Library
are codes of professional ethics, handbooks, planning regulations, and
other material of interest to the practicing American planner, with a particular
emphasis on California planning.
planning (UC Berkeley, Library)
Lists a selection of web
sites pertaining to environmental planning, selected to support landscape
architecture, environmental planning, and city planning programs at the
University of California, Berkeley. Good selection of California
Land use planning
information network (LUPIN) (Calif. Resources Agency)
project of the California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES).
Provides a searchable full-text database of California environmental assessment
documents, general plans, maps, photos, regulatory documents, etc.
Planning, zoning, and development laws (Calif. Governor's Office
of Planning and Research)
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Bay Area Transportation
and Land Use Coalition
gridlock: meeting California's transportation needs in the twenty first
(.pdf), by James Corless and Sharon Sprowls]. [San Francisco,
CA]: Surface Transportation Policy Project, 2000
Online ed.: http://www.transact.org/ca/gridlock/ca%20report.pdf
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of Transportation (Caltrans)
of Transportation Studies Library (UC Berkeley)
links to major transportation web sites, as well as other useful information.
The transportation planning,
financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay
Government Agency Directories
of Bay Area Governments)
Includes links to San Francisco Bay Area city
and county web sites.
(Calif. State Assoc. of Counties
links to California county websites.
State Government Agencies
& Housing Agency
of Housing & Community Development
Department of Real Estate
of Water Resources
California Division of
the State Architect
Resources Evaluation System
(CERES) (Calif. Resources Agency)
The site includes a section on environmental law, regulation, and policy,
w ith a California emphasis.
California Housing Finance
California State Lands
Includes text of environmental
impact reports and GIS data.
California Tahoe Conservancy
(Calif. Resources Agency)
Governor's Office of
Governor's Office of
Planning and Research
Regional Government Agencies
of Bay Area Governments
The regional governance organization
for the San Francisco Bay Area nine county region. Excellent web
site, with links to Bay Area city, county, and regional sites.
California Central Valley Economic Development Corp.
Includes links to Central Valley county and economic development corporation web sites.
The IRP is a group of elected officials which
is focussed on issues related to jobs/housing balance, transportation and
air quality which cut across county and regional boundaries. Members represent
Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties.
Sacramento Area Council
San Diego Association
Comprised of representatives of 18 incorporated
cities and San Diego County in the San Diego region.
Directed by elected officials from
local government agencies in Sierra, Nevada, Placer, and El Dorado counties.
Association of Governments
Tahoe Regional Planning
California Planning Organizations
Association, California Chapter
Includes selected articles
from California Planner
and codes of ethics.
California Association for Local Economic Development
State Association of Counties
The Great Valley
Excellent web site, with links to data and organizations
concerned with the economic development of the California Central Valley.
of Governmental Studies Library (UC Berkeley)
source of California local government and public policy information.
League of California
Silicon Valley Leadership
Concerned with major public policy issues affecting
the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley.
SPUR--San Francisco Planning
and Urban Research Association
Located in Oakland, California, Urban Ecology uses "urban planning, ecology, and public participation to help design and build
Planning Programs in California
Polytechnic Univ., San Luis Obispo, City and Regional Planning
State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
Univ., Chico, Geography and Planning
State Univ., Northridge, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning
State Univ., San Diego, City Planning Program
State Univ., San Jose, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design
Dept. of City
& Regional Planning
Irvine, Dept. of Planning, Policy & Design
UCLA, Dept. of
Architecture + Urban Design
Dept. of Urban Planning
San Diego, Urban Studies and Planning Program
of Urban and Regional Planning