What follows are website links to other organizations, public agencies, and foundations that help communities identify and preserve their sense of place, often for tourism purposes.
Center for Livable Communities - a California-based project that assists communities with land-use planning and transportation.
Center for Neighborhood Technology - promotes sustainability for urban communities.
Center for the Rocky Mountain West- headquartered in Missoula, this public policy institute examines issues of growth, culture, regionalism, and other pressing issues in the West.
of the American West - a university-based program in
Boulder, this institute regularly tackles issues concerning community
building in the West.
Tourism Planning & Design - a great Canadian program
that emphasizes many of the concepts central to Civic Tourism. Good
Creative Class - find out what the Creative Class is and why and how communities are planning to attract this group.
Cultural and Heritage Tourism Alliance - marketing professionals who share the challenge of attracting cultural and heritage tourists to their towns.
Cultural Heritage Tourism - a great website to help communities get started with cultural and heritage tourism.
- a program of the National Geographic Society that sustains or
enhances the geographical character of a place - its environment,
culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of residents.
Kettering Foundation - the Kettering Foundation supports civic engagement projects around the world, a great resource.
Land Trust Alliance - the national federation of land trusts, provides information and resources on conservation issues.
National Civic League - a good resource for communities, particularly with strategic planning and civic engagement.
National Endowment for the Humanities - funding and information related to community history and heritage.
Trust for Historic Preservation - a wealth of information
about the value of historic structures; NTHP also operates an ambitious
heritage tourism program.
for Livable Communities - a great
resource that for over 25 years has been helping towns create healthy
Partners in Tourism - a coalition of national associations and federal agencies building a common agenda for cultural tourism.
- a global organization that provides information, training, online
forums, and other resources that promote responsible tourism.
America - a White House coalition of preservation,
cultural, and environmental federal agencies partnering to enhance
Place in the Urban Space - a blog about place-making
and all that makes it work – historic preservation, urban
design, transportation, culture, economics, tourism, and quality
America's Treasures - a national effort to protect
"America's threatened cultural treasures.and illuminate the
history and culture of the United States."
City Radio - a weekly interview program that features
the people behind innovative place-making enterprises.
Smart Growth Online - just what it says, information and resources for helping communities grow smart.
Sustainable Communities Network - a first-rate site that provides tons of resources, information, and tactics.
Travel International - a very helpful Colorado program
that promotes responsible tourism.