World Wide Web Planning Resources

State of Minnesota
Minnesota Cities
Minnesota Counties
American Planning Association and Local Chapter Sites
Other Sites of Interest
State of Minnesota
The State of Minnesota Index site is North Star This site provides links to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the state government and also to state agencies
Minnesota State Legislature This is the web site for the legislature. This will lead you to information concerning the House, Senate and Minnesota government in general. This is a valuable resource during the legislative session
State Statutes are available on line at gopher://
Minnesota Planning, the state’s planning and research agency, has a new World Wide Web site at — where the public can find information and data instantly about such issues as government spending, crime and justice, Minnesota children, state demographics, environment and development.
Metropolitan Council
Piper Letter index to Minnesota government. This site contains links to Minnesota’s state, county and local government home pages. It is updated regularly.
Minnesota Internet Center –
Provides links to other sites of interest to planners.

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MINNESOTA CITIES is a general index of Minnesota Cities with web sites.
Austin or
Cottage Grove
Maple Grove
Maple Plain
Roseville or
St. Paul
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Minnesota Counties
Association of Minnesota Counties
Blue Earth
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American Planning Association and Local Chapter Sites
American Planning Association Home Page
California Chapter
Connecticut Chapter
Florida Chapter
New Hampshire
New York Metro Chapter
North Carolina Chapter Information about the North Carolina Chapter is contained on the North Carolina Planners Home Page (scroll halfway down the page to find it).
Northern New England
Saskatchewan Planner’s The Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan The Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan (APCPS), a provincial affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners(APCPS), a provincial affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners
South Carolina Chapter
Texas Chapter
Utah Chapter
Virginia Chapter
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Other Sites of Interest
Sensible Land Use Organization This site contains a directory of planers This is a great resource to check.
Comprehensive Directory of Planning Related Links Planning Resource Directory
The Electronic Charrette: Community Building & Design for the Internet site is now up and running. The author asks “Please collect your team and participate in this ground-breaking, global competition. Check it out at
The Electronic Charrette (EC) took place on February 22, 1997, via the URSI Web Site, using First Class software. Based on the process of the Minnesota Design Team (, the community planning and design project focuses on the re-use / design and visioning for the Carnegie Art Center (CAC), housed in the 1904 Mankato Carnegie Library. We are testing a new planning and design process as well as asking for specific solutions for the CAC. We hope that this first EC will promote global collaborations and interdisciplinary problem solving.

Minnesota Census Information
Mapping Sites
Area Maps You can request a map of a city, a block etc. It zooms in on a specific location.
Specific Area Maps This site draws out maps of very specific areas (enter the street address)
The Congress of the United States has a presence on the web. This site is a jumping off place for the House, Senate and Congressional Record.
There is a new site on the Internet called that offers full, free searchable access to all Federal Laws and Regulations (the US CODE AND CFR), IRS laws, transportation laws, Medicare laws, etc. Everything. It also offers the daily feed of the Federal Register, all the changes to laws and regulations from the Federal Government.
Center for Rural Massachusetts is a site that has articles of interest regarding cluster housing.
Planning and Architecture Resource Center
The Planning Commissioners Journal site had changed it’s name to Planners Web The major focus for the Planners Web is the development of an “On-Line Planning Encyclopedia” or “OPE” for short. They have also developed a resource guide on sprawl. This can be found at
On line planners’ site and Planners’ Bulletin Board This site is maintained by Perry Norton at ASU.
The home page of “The New Planner” – the national student planning newsletter, published under the auspices of the APA is made available online by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville .
Planning Information on the Internet
New Jersey Planning Officials
The International Society of City and Regional Planners
The Minnesota Design Team, a non-profit organization consisting of volunteer professionals from architecture, landscape architecture, planning, education, historic preservation, tourism, community development and a wide range of other fields, assists communities in planning and designing a viable, appropriate future.”The Minnesota Design Team
LUFNET (Land Use Forum Network, Inc.) is an IRS certified, 501c3 non-profit organization that is making history with a unique, hands-on land planning process that achieves the seemingly impossible: open, trusting discussion and creative visioning between neighbors, developers, environmentalists and planning board that actively benefits each of the participants
The city of Northfield, MN is initiating an electronic discussion on sustainable development. To take part in the discussion go to and enter the “Web Cafe”. On your first attempt to enter you will need to register and get a password e-mailed to you. Once in the “Web Cafe” go to the Nature discussion area and look for sustainable development.
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