Resources to Learn Urbanism

New to urbanism and want to dive in deeper? We've compiled some links to resources that we use to research and debate urbanism. Don't forget that there's no one path to urbanism and we are not fully endorsing any of these writers' views. We debate amongst ourselves all the time in our quest to build a better, urban Phoenix.

Local Allies:

  • Phoenix Spokes People - Phoenix bicyclist advocacy organization and frequent UPP partner.

  • CHISPA AZ - Latinx community organizing group specializing in environmental issues. Check out their #CompleteStreets / #CallesCompletas campaign.

  • Tempe YIMBY - The YIMBY group in light rail neighbor Tempe. Pushing for much the same as us in the City of Tempe.

  • RAIL CDC - Our urbanist allies down the light rail in the City of Mesa.

  • Trees Matter - Our friends involved in the tree and arborist scene in Phoenix. Allies for increasing the tree canopy.

  • Coalition for Transportation Choices - An AZ PIRG facilitated coalition of organizations that share our mission both in the Phoenix metro and statewide.

  • Phoenix Community Alliance - A coalition of businesses, individuals and organizations interested in Central Phoenix including multi-modal transportation, development and housing.

  • Phoenix Neighborhoods - Too many to list, but often our closest allies are the neighborhoods fighting for sidewalks, bike lanes and better development in their own backyard. 

Regional Friends:

Complete Streets:

Better Buildings:

  • YIMBY Action - Housing advocates.

  • StrongTowns - A little bit of everything, but really unique in approaching incremental design.

  • Congress for New Urbanism - Focusing on placemaking and what it takes to build urban communities.

  • Planetizen - An online planning magazine.

  • Shelterforce - An online housing and community organizing magazine.

  • Next City - An online magazine about community development and different project based activations.

  • Bloomberg CityLab - An online newspaper for city based issues. Sometimes urbanist, sometimes environmental and sometimes government focused.

  • Bloomberg Government Innovation - A constant newsletter on city management improvements that sometimes overlaps with development.

  • The Western Planner - A publication of the Arizona Planning Association and other affiliates about topics in city planning.