Development and related networks

World Habitat (formerly the Building and Social Housing Foundation) is an independent research organisation that promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing through collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

ARC•PEACE International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility is an international non-government, non-for-profit organization of architects, designers and planners. is a fully-searchable online digest of the latest international development research, specialising in bringing all aspects of development research to an international audience of policy makers, development practitioners and journalists. id21 also produces the regular email research bulletin id21News, and the bi-monthly print review Insights.

Article 25 is a UK registered charity that manages sustainable architecture projects in areas of extreme poverty and disaster.

The RICS Foundation, is a global charity for research into land, property, construction and development. They apply their knowledge to sustainable development, acting as a catalyst between the private, academic and government sectors. Aiming to highlight ways in which we can all live in a more prosperous society which can be sustained over the long term for the benefit of present and future generations: prosperity with responsibility.

The International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development aims to provide a forum for cutting edge research and rigorous debate for in-depth and holistic understanding of the complex inter-related environmental, social, economic, political, spatial, institutional and physical challenges facing urban areas.

Development agencies

Universities & training programmes