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Urban Design: Best Practices, Case Studies, and Standards

Urban Design is a selective bibliographic research guide to Internet sites and library resources supporting urban design research at UC Berkeley.

Best Practices

Case Studies & Projects

Where can you find case studies?

  • Case studies are often published in journal articles, so consult the indexes and journals listed elsewhere in this guide.
  • Some case studies are presented as conference papers, which are sometimes published as part of conference proceedings (see below), as well as in journals.
  • Look for projects that have received formal recognition; awards announcements will usually provide details about a project that may be helpful to you. These announcements are sometimes published in journals, as well as on the Web sites of the organizations making the awards. See, for example, Urban Land Institute award winning projects.
  • You may also discover compilations of case studies published as books; start with the Melvyl catalog: combine a keyword search describing your topic with a subject search with the phrases case studies or case method.
  • See also titles in the Best Practices section of this guide. "Best practices" are often illustrated with case studies.
Case Study Sources

Online Sources


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