Center for Community Change – Helping low-income people, especially people of color, build powerful, effective organizations through which they can change their communities and public policies for the better.

Center for Community Economic Development – University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Center for Community Economic Development. Click on “Community & Leadership Development”.

Congress for the New Urbanism – The principles of the New Urbanism include coherent regional planning, walkable neighborhoods, and attractive, accommodating civic spaces.

Connecticut Chambers of Commerce – (Chamberline) – links to the 68 Chambers of Commerce in CT.

Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CT) – AIA/CT serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments.

Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA) – The national organization of professional planners and citizens involved in planning for our nation’s communities.

Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) – The advancement of knowledge, education and skill in the art and science of Landscape Architecture as an instrument of service in the public welfare.

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – A resource for networking, news and information on grantmaking and philanthropy in Connecticut .

Connecticut Rural Development Council – Developing strategies to help improve employment opportunities, incomes and the well-being of rural communities in Connecticut .

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation – Through education, advocacy, collaboration and support, the Trust assists residents and community organizations throughout the state to preserve, protect, and revitalize Connecticut’s historically significant communities.

Downtown Research & Development Center – Provides a forum for exchanging news, information and ideas on how to rebuild the hearts of our cities.

International Downtown Association – A world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers.

International Special Events Society (ISES)To educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

National Park Service – A guardian of our diverse cultural and recreational resources; environmental advocate; world leader in the parks and preservation community; and pioneer in the drive to protect America ‘s open space.

National Main Street Center – The Center has led the preservation-based revitalization movement by serving as the nation’s clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, research, and advocacy.

National Trust for Historic Preservation – Working for more than half a century to save the historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes that form our communities and enrich our lives.

Project for Public Spaces – PPS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining public places that build communities.

Regional Plan Association – An independent, not-for-profit regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning, and advocacy.

Urban Land Institute

Walkable Communities, Inc. – Helping whole communities become more walkable and pedestrian friendly.