Real estate and planning: useful websites

This page lists useful, free internet resources for real estate and planning. See databases for real estate and planning for a list of key online sources purchased by the University to help you find information in this subject.

Key site

  • Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE)
    This subject centre is part of the Higher Education Academy. It aims to improve learning and teaching in the disciplines of architecture, planning, landscape, building and surveying. The web site includes news, events and discipline related links.

Guides and tutorials

General real estate and planning-related sites

Real estate

  • EGI (Estates Gazette Interactive)
    Searchable full text of the key real estate and planning journal Estate Gazette, plus other online property related databases. The department pays an annual subscription for student access to the EGi archive and some of the other databases. Contact staff in the ARC (see  Other libraries for real estate and planning)  for information about the password to access this site.

  • Property Mall
    A portal for commercial property and related products and services. It provides property news and links to major surveyors and other property companies.

Planning

  • Planning Portal
    This is an online planning service intended to provide an electronic gateway into the planning system in England and Wales. It contains latest planning news, development plans, regulations and guidance notes as well as links to other relevant sites.

  • Planning Resource
    Produced by the publishers of the weekly journal Planning, this UK web site provides news, job advertisements and useful links to other sites.

  • Online Planning Resource
    This site was originally developed by the University of Nottingham, Institute of Urban Planning, but is now part of RUDI. It is freely accessible and provides extensive planning bibliographies and lists of planning related organisations and websites.

  • Cyburbia: Urban Planning Portal
    This is a key US gateway for planning. It is produced by the University of Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and provides access to a large number of planning related resources.

  • RUDI
    Resource for Urban Development International (RUDI) is a web resource dedicated to urban design and placemaking and pulls together resources from many providers. Contact staff in the ARC for information about the password to access this site.

Environment

Organisations and institutions

  • British Property Federation
    This is the trade association of the property industry. It provides information about current issues and policy and lobbies on behalf of investors in commercial and residential property.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government
    This government web site includes consultation papers, other publications and information about regeneration, housing, planning and urban policy.

  • RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
    The professional body of chartered surveyors. Includes information about training, education, research and RICS contributions to public policy and debate.

  • Royal Town Planning Institute
    The professional body for town planning. Includes information about training and education, continuing professional development and information for the public.
     
  • Town and Country Planning Association
    The TCPA is a charity, which campaigns for reform of the UK's planning system. The web site includes many useful links to related organisations.

Please note: our site descriptions are based on information available on the site described at the time it was evaluated.

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