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SPEA V161 Urban Problems and Solutions

Instructors: Nierzwicki, Sader, Warren

Background Information

Problems & Solutions

  City and Town Official Websites

Search by state to find official websites of towns and cities in the U.S.

Data & Statistics

   American FactFinder (provided by U.S. Census Bureau)

American Factfinder provides population, housing, economic, and geographic data and maps for the United States and individual states, counties, and municipalities.

Mapping Tools

   New York Times

   Social Explorer


   Patchwork Nation


   Simply Map

Simply Map is a web-based mapping application that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data. The IUB Libraries have a subscription to this resource. NOTE: You will need to create an account (username and password) the first time you use this resource.

   EPA NEPAssist

   Boston Research Map

Other Resources

   Working in Teams

Ideas and resources for working together effectively.