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Urban Affairs: Cities
A research guide of recommended information resources for Urban Affairs research
From the U.S. Census Bureau. Provides information about government employment and payrolls; federal spending; the structure of governments; and statistics on government activities concerning finance, taxes, criminal justice, education, and libraries.
From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Provides access to the original data sets generated by Office of Policy Development and Research sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.
From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Provides data for individual metropolitan areas, central cities, and suburbs: demographic and economic characteristics of the population; unemployment rates; jobs, business establishments, and average pay; violent and property crime rates; information on local building permits; government finances; and Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy.
Four volume eBook provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.
Four volume eBook compiles information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.
Serves as the national voice for regionalism by advocating for regional cooperation as the most effective way to address a variety of community planning and development opportunities and issues like: transportation, Economic & Community Development, Environment, Homeland Security and Public Safety.
he Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) has served the planning needs of the Miami Valley in Southwest Ohio since 1964, serving the Region for more than fifty years. MVRPC serves as the MPO for Montgomery, Miami, Greene Counties, plus a portion of Northern Warren County. MVRPC also provides Regional and Environmental planning support for members in seven counties. MVRPC policies guide agency interactions in many areas including the implementation of project funding, public participation in the planning process, public records retention and access, and non-discrimination.
UI 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.