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Urban and Regional Planning

This guide will you help identify and locate a wide variety of resources for your Urban & Regional Planning research projects.

Searching Think Tanks

Think tanks can be defined as "institutions affiliated with universities, governments, advocacy groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and businesses that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity." [Harvard Kennedy School, Think Tank Search: Inclusion Policy]. Think tanks may be partisan or non-partisan, and vary widely by ideological perspectives, sources of funding, topical emphasis, and prospective consumers. Think tanks are playing an increasing role in influencing the development of government policies.

Use Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Think Tank Search, a custom Google search of more than 470 think tank websites.

The Harvard University Think Tank Search website also has two alphabetized lists of U.S. Think Tanks & Research Centers and Global Think Tanks by Region.

A sampling of some Think Tank Search results:





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