We are ranked in the Top 50 planning websites!

PLANetizen, the national public-interest information exchange for the urban planning and development community, has placed EcoCity Cleveland's site in its first annual list of the 50 best planning and development websites. We are listed in the company of such sites as the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, and the Brookings Institution.

We are proud that our new site is following in the footsteps of our printed journal and receiving national recognition (the journal has been nominated three times for national "Best of the Alternate Press" awards). In the past year, we have devoted a great deal of time and resources to making our site a valuable online resource for everyone who cares about the future of Northeast Ohio. A recent grant from The Cleveland Foundation will enable us to continue the site's development.

To see the complete listing of the 50 best planning sites, click here.

Below is PLANetizen's press release announcing the Top 50 list:


(Los Angeles, CA, August 21, 2002) - PLANetizen, a national urban planning and development website, has named the top 50 most important websites for urban planners and developers from among 475 websites evaluated.

The list appears today on PLANetizen:

Research shows that an urban planner working for a local government in a California city typically spends approximately one hour per day searching for planning information. Using this list as a starting point for Internet research can make planners and developers more efficient in finding relevant information.

"By drawing attention to these top websites, we hope to stimulate the continued creation of outstanding Internet resources for the urban planning and development community," said Chris Steins, PLANetizen's Managing Editor.

"The list recognizes the hard work and talents of those that maintain quality websites. We hope this list will be a useful resource for professionals, students, and educators", said Abhijeet Chavan, PLANetizen's Editor.

The list is divided into seven categories, including Directories, Professional & Industry Associations, Publications, Research and Data, Government websites, Special Focus, Regional/Local Sites, International, and Outside the Box. This first annual list was compiled from suggestions from PLANetizen readers, Internet research, and industry sources.

PLANetizen is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, press releases, jobs and events. PLANetizen also publishes a free, twice-weekly email newsletter with the week's most popular planning stories. PLANetizen (plan-NET'-a-zen) is supported in the public interest by Urban Insight, Inc.

Contact: Chris Steins, Managing Editor, PLANetizen
Email steins@planetizen.com, 323-966-4540


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