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Urban Studies Resources
Urban Sustainability Laboratory | Wilson Center
The Laboratory will develop learning exchanges that advance comprehensive and integrated policies, public-private partnerships, strategic long-term city planning and sustainable models for managing urban development by strengthening governance structures and engaging civil society.
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.
The US Census is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. Their website is full of free and searchable statistics.
National Center for Health Statistics
Run by the Centers for Disease Control, the NCHS is the nation's principal health statistics agency. Their site is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to the wide range of information and data available.
General Social Survey
The General Social Survey (GSS) conducts basic scientific research on the structure and development of American society with a data-collection program designed to both monitor societal change within the United States and to compare the United States to other nations.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
This website brings together data from state and federal agency reports, research centers, universities, and private companies. It includes statistical information on criminal justice issues and topics.
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.
The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Institute for Research on Poverty
IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.
Professional Organizations and Think Tanks
Urban Affairs Association
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals.
Urban Affairs Coalition
The Urban Affairs Coalition unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues.
American Planning Association
The American Planning Association brings together thousands of people — practicing planners, citizens, elected officials — committed to making great communities happen.
The City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank dedicated to urban affairs, consists of international professionals working together to promote strong and prosperous cities as well as good local government.