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Welcome to the City & Regional Planning Resource Center! Our mission is to provide quality research and support for students in planning in the College of Architecture & Environmental Design. The facility is managed by students, and funded by the CRP department.

Location: Dexter Building (34), Room 167
Days of Operation: Monday - Friday

24 Hour Access: 24 Access is allowed, and the door code can be provided to those who would like to extend operating hours. Email the Student Coordinator for the information.

What We Offer

  • 6 Working Computer Stations - loaded with up-to-date programs
  • Access to all 24 MRC Periodicals
  • Over 400 Planning-Related Documents
  • Over 150 Books
  • Access to the Avery Search Index
  • Group Study Space
  • Changing Exhibits
  • A comfy couch
  • Refrigerator, Coffee Machine, and Toaster - for late nights, and early mornings

Resource Center Policies

Checkout

The CRPRC is in a constant state of change. Since we operate on limited funding and donations, materials are only for reference, not for circulation. The Hay Media Resource Center (MRC) and Kennedy Library offer options for checkout if this is necessary.

Environment

Students have and continue to facilitate a clean and welcoming environment. Based on principles for libraries of the 21st Century, the room functions as a, "Second Living Room" on campus to promote educational well-being. Since we are committed to enhancing student success, the room is also available for use 24 hours a day. The door code is available if needed and can be provided by the CRP department office. Please call 805-756-1315..

These links will adjust to support student research.

CAED > Hay MRC

CABE
British Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, offering: Free Publications,Case Studies, and more

CNU
Congress for the New Urbanism

MELVIL
University of California search and borrow database

Planetizen
Provides information regarding the planning profession