ArchNet is an international online community for architects,
planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and
scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations.
H-Urban Web Links - Provides links to many websites related to
urban history and urban studies, all reviewed and screened by academic
professionals affiliated with H-Urban.
Sites can be sorted by title, subject, or location.
Maps of U.S. and World Cities - From the University of Texas
library. If you can’t find it here, they
have an excellent set of links to other map sites.
Jerusalem Old City Initiative will develop creative options for the governance and management of the Old City of Jerusalem in preparation for a negotiated settlement between Israelis and Palestinians. The powerful symbolic and emotional attachment which these two peoples have for the Old City and its holy sites requires careful preparatory work and discussion in order to create possible paths to a just and lasting peace.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Take a look at the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project on the site.
Sacred Sites Since ancient times, sacred sites have had a mysterious
allure for billions of people around the world. Legends and contemporary
reports tell of extraordinary experiences people have had while visiting these
places. Different sacred sites have the power to heal the body, enlighten the
mind and inspire the heart. What is the key to the mystery of the sacred sites
and how are we to explain their power? Anthropologist Martin Gray has spent twenty-five years
studying and photographing hundreds of sacred sites in more than one hundred
countries. On this web site Martin discusses the mythology and history of
sacred sites and presents a fascinating explanation of the miraculous phenomena
that occur at them.
Social Explorer - Provides easy access to current and
historic census data, through interactive maps as well as tabular reports.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT,
is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN
General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and
cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
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
World Heritage Foundation founded in 1998 to promote UNESCO's World Heritage Program. The emphasis is China and Asia.