Wikipedia:WikiProject Urban studies and planning

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Welcome to the Urban Studies and Planning Wikiproject
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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Urban studies and planning. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.


This WikiProject aims to:

  1. Thoroughly explore Urban studies and planning - globally and historically.
  2. Improve Urban studies and planning related articles.
  3. Provide a place to discuss common issues on Urban studies and planning related pages.
  4. Organise, discuss and categorise Category:Urban studies and planning
  5. Ensure all pages meet the standards of Wikipedia:Cite sources. Non-referenced articles seem unprofessional. See also WikiProject Fact and Reference Check.
  6. Develop standards and templates for Urban studies and planning related articles.


Section open to discuss the format for each article based on the WikiProject. Include various categories applicable to the topic.


The goals of this project are the following:

  1. Ensure all the articles under the scope of this project are written to a high quality
  2. Organise all the articles into appropriate categories
  3. Place all categories in the correct hierarchy.
  4. Create user friendly linkages and navigation

An assessment department has been opened at Wikipedia:WikiProject Urban studies and planning/Assessment and a bot request has been made to tag all articles in Category:Urban studies and planning and all sub cats with the {{planning}} tag.


Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

Create new articles[edit]

Create requested articles.

This tool finds redlinks in the pages of a category, or of a single page, and sorts them according to number of occurrences: Missing topics




Improve former featured articles



  • Mcginnly 11:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Chriswaterguy (t - c - WPID) (particularly interested in sustainability aspects) 03:09, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Aude (talk contribs) 19:00, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
  • Nick 16:28, 28 June 2006 (UTC) I've got a lot of resources to draw from (books, lectures, presentations, etc.) and I want to make Wikipedia far more useful and organized in this area.
  • CQ 02:20, 14 July 2006 (UTC) • WP:CBTF • I'm here because i keep running into you folks while working on Community stuff
  • CComMack (tc) 02:08, 20 July 2006 (UTC) (particularly interested in transportation planning)
  • Chaerani Urban design and urban planning, sustainability.
  • Rickyrab | Talk 14:37, 16 January 2007 (UTC) Transportation planning, land use, history of urban development, historical mapping of cities (which appears to have been lacking from an Internet POV, even though there are numerous historical city maps: there's no real standard even for a single city, with the result being that comparing historical maps of the same city is difficult).
  • TonyBoswell 17:54, 19 January 2007 (UTC) Sign me up for this. I am particularly interested in U.K Town and Country Planning, and the legal/procedural aspects. Sustainability issues are on my radar - particularly the U.K legeslative and implementation aspects. (As a relative newcomer I also need the Wikipractice)!
  • DWaterson 20:46, 31 January 2007 (UTC) - I've edited a number of articles on the UK planning system in the past, so I might as well join too! I'm not a chartered town planner myself, though I do work in private practice in the business. I'm not a chartered surveyor either, but I do that now...
  • Uneirlys 23:01, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Interested in beginning to contribute to some of the historical British material
  • Bjrobinson 17:41, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Dogears (talk · contribs) 02:57, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Bossi (talk contribs) 19:09, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • IslesCapeTalk 16:29, 23 March 2007 (UTC) Urban and Regional Planning
  • H Padleckas 02:46, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Futurano 14:27, 29 March 2007 (UTC) Just a newbie interested in urban social studies, migration & expansion, crime, subcultures, future studies, urban nature preservation etc. Poorly connected to all this in real life, simply a researcher and PR agent living in a large third world city. Need a Wiki practice too.
  • Midwestmax 18:27, 12 April 2007 (UTC) I'm particularly interested in articles on land use and will be helping out when I can. Please let me know if you have feedback on my edits or if you want to collaborate.
  • Hydrogen Iodide 08:04, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
  • treekiller 12:33, 4 July 2007 (UTC) a rampaging with a professional passion for sustainable design around the globe
  • Trulystand700 New York City
  • MRSCTalk 08:50, 16 March 2008 (UTC) - UK regional and urban planning, the Thames Gateway
  • Parkwells (talk) 15:38, 22 April 2008 (UTC) Practitioner in the US, especially interested in urban history and design, but also social history and migrations
  • Mesmith9 7 June 2008 (UTC) - I am a researcher on ancient and preindustrial cities and willing to help out now and then when I have time.
  • Bhockey10 (talk) 07:25, 16 July 2008 (UTC)- former architecture major, still very interested in Urban Planning
  • Damian Doyle (talk) 09:04, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Daniel Case (talk) 06:31, 2 October 2008 (UTC) - I do a lot of historic district articles for WP:NRHP.
  • AlexPlante (talk) 23:44, 14 February 2009 (UTC) - I'm a civil engineer who designs municipal infrastructure for a consulting firm. Since early January I've added quite a bit to the article on infrastructure and would like some feedback.
  • Kagcole Preservationist
  • Elekhh (talk) 14:09, 13 September 2009 (UTC) - Urban Design
  • Wittyallusion (talk) 15:56, 2 February 2010 (UTC) - urban planning grad student
  • Stevevance 12 July 2010 - Recent urban planning graduate, bicycle transportation planner, Chicagoan.
  • Pondle (talk) 20:21, 17 July 2010 (UTC) - interested in cities, regeneration and regional economic development, primarily in the UK.
  • Jcovarru - Interested in spatial urban systems - land use, transit, street systems.
  • MetroFan - Interested in Urban St. Louis
  • Yclept:Berr - On again off again student of architecture & urban planning - involved in the Third place movement. Community activist.
  • Hholt01 - Poli Sci major (2000), Census enumerator 2010, very interested in how humans define "place" and how that definition is perceived differently in different regions. Eager to find (much like the Census and think tanks) to find a universal definition of "place" that can be applied without anomaly.
  • Jon314 (talk) 06:48, 24 November 2010 (UTC) Especially looking at stuff related to slums.
  • ThisguyYEAH - Great Lakes Megalopolis. This is a very big task for me to do since I am only 14 years old! This article explains the entire Great Lakes Megalopolis of over 50 million people and including many major cities like Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montréal, and more. See discussion for more details. To see my progress on the table click here.
  • PhantomPlugger (talk · contribs)
  • Mar4d (talk · contribs) - Interested in urban planning in Pakistan and South Asia.
  • MakeBelieveMonster (talk) 12:54, 27 August 2011 (UTC) - Urban planner / transport planner
  • LNWWatcher (talk) 18:13, 25 October 2011 (UTC) - Urban and Transport Planner
  • Lggernon
  • Mwtwgt (talk)
  • NehemiahAnkoor (talk) (I am interested in the global nutrition transition and how it affects urban communities.) NehemiahAnkoor (talk) 02:05, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
  • PatSunter - interested in transport planning, urban sustainability, and key planning thinkers' biography pages. --PatSunter (talk) 11:32, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Feihuamengxue-student in Rice University and plan to revise and expand the entry "Slum".
  • Nickknack00 (talk) 22:51, 3 February 2014 (UTC) Urbanization researcher focusing on India, Southeast Asia, and USA
  • Dan arndt (talk) 01:51, 28 May 2014 (UTC) - am an Urban & Regional planner from Western Australia
  • pmelton87 (talk) 11:42, 31 July, 2014 (UTC)


Here is a template for your use:

Code Result Usage
{{User WP USPL}}
L'Enfant plan.jpg This user is a member of
WikiProject Urban studies and planning
WikiProject USPL userbox


Recognised articles[edit]

List of Featured articles, Featured lists and Good articles:

  • Featured articles:
Bangalore, London congestion charge, Millennium Park, Chicago, Noel Park, London, Prairie Avenue, Chicago, Washington, D.C.
  • Featured lists:
Grade I listed buildings in Bristol, List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Somerset, List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the West Midlands
  • Good arcticles:
A1 road (London), Albert Dock, Liverpool, Burnham Park (Chicago), Central Troy Historic District, Citadel of Arbil, Columbia Park, Torrance, California, Congestion pricing , Copán, Covering of the Senne, Brussels, Historic district (United States), History of Milton Keynes, Lakeshore East, Chicago, , National Register of Historic Places, New Bedford Historic District, Pullman Square, Rush Street (Chicago), Skinner's Room, Transportation in New York City, Via della Conciliazione, Rome

Assessment Department[edit]



Project banner[edit]

WikiProject Urban studies and planning  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Urban studies and planning, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Urban studies and planning on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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  • {{Planning-stub}} - Use this template for Planning and Urban studies stubs.
  • {{UK-planning-stub}} - For UK-related articles. If applicable, you can add both.

The complete list of stub articles can be found at:

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NOTE: Unused parts of this WikiProject page are found at Archive1.

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External links[edit]

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  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
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