Planning & Design Resources
- American Planning Association / American Institute of Certified Planners - The premier professional organization for professional and citizen planners.
- American Planning Association - Georgia Chapter - GPA is an official Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).
- Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators - The Georgia Association of Zoning Administrators, also known as GAZA, was founded in 1985 to provide education, training and networking opportunities in order to support and promote professional development in zoning and related fields.
- Cyburbia - An online urban planning community.
- Planetizen - An urban planning, design and development information exchange.
- Planning Commissioners Journal - Planners Web, the nation's principal publication for citizen planners, including members of local planning commissions and zoning boards.
- The Brookings Institution - The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy and independent research organization based in Washington, DC.
- Urban Land Institute - ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
- U.S. Census Bureau - The mission of the United States Census Bureau is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): These regulations set minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. These accessibility standards are published by the Department of Justice.
- Southface: For more than 30 years, Southface has promoted comfortable, energy-, water-, and resource-efficient homes, workplaces and communities throughout the Southeast.
- United States Access Board: The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.
- U.S. Green Building Council: USGBC is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. The LEED® green building certification program is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for buildings and sites designed, constructed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.