Metropolitan Studies

 

Resources

 

RESOURCES

Computer facilities are abundant at Towson University.  Each Metropolitan Studies major has access to the Social Science Computer Laboratory, located in Linthicum Hall. The lab is a state-of-the-art computer facility where students can access government and research databases via the Internet.  Software includes simulation and modeling programs as well as statistical packages.  The lab is continually updated to expand the resources available to students. 

Located just north of Baltimore and within a one-hour commute of Washington, D.C., Towson University reaps the benefits of one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the world.  Proximity to these cities provides convenient access to a variety of destinations for field trips and numerous opportunities for students to participate in civic engagement activities. The University’s location allows for easy access to a number of research institutes and advocacy groups in Baltimore and Washington, as well as a wide range of policy makers, scholars, activists, journalists and other experts who visit the campus for guest lectures and other events.  Some serve as adjunct faculty and teach courses at Towson on a regular basis.

INTERNET RESOURCES

 Links

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management   http://www.appam.org

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy 

Community Development Society

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program

International City/County Management Association

The National Main Street Center

National Civic League     http://www.ncl.org

National Community Building Network

The National Congress for Community Economic Development

Resources for Research on Cities  http://www.towson.edu/~sara/cities.htm

Smart Communities Network

Smart Growth Network              http://www.smartgrowth.org

Sprawl City                             http://www.sprawlcity.org/

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Conference of Mayors          http://www.usmayors.org/

Urban Institute                            http://www.urban.org

Urban Affairs Association            http://www.udel.edu/uaa/

 

 

 

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