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Urban Planning: Minimum Cost Housing


Sources for Background Information

Guides and Handbooks

  • Affordable Housing: A Selected Resource Guide
    HD7293 Z9 A34 1985 (Ref)
  • Directory of Information Resources in Housing
    HD7286.5 D57 1986 (Ref)
  • Guidelines for Preparing Urban Plans
    HT167 A735 1995 (Ref)
  • History of Housing
    NA7125 S384 1992
  • International Handbook of Housing Policies and Practices
    HD7287 I523 1990
  • Safe Housing Standards for Affordable Renovation
    TH4816 E54 1996 (Ref)
  • Urban Projects Manual
    HD7287.5 U73 1983 (Ref)
  • Urban Research in the Developing World
    HT110 U75 1994

Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries

  • Dictionary of Art - Oxford Art Online
    (includes Grove Art Online)
  • Encyclopedia of Architecture: Design, Engineering
    NA31 E59 1988 (Ref)
  • Encyclopedia of Housing
    HD7287 E53 1998 (Ref)
  • Encyclopedia of Planning
    NA9010.5 A83 [1973] (Ref)
  • Encyclopaedia of Urban Planning
    HT166 E5 [1974] (Ref)
  • Glossary of Housebuilding Terms=Glossaire des termes
    TH9 C4 [1974] (Ref)
  • Housing: A Multidisciplinary Dictionary
    HD7287 S29 1987 (Ref)
  • International Planning Glossary
    HT166 I59 [1975] (Ref)
  • Dictionary of Development Terminology [1975]
    HT108.5 D84 [1975] (Ref)

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Core and Additional Databases, and Selected Journals

Indexes and Databases

  • America: History and Life
    Z1236 A48 McL & online via McGill Library
  • Architectural Publications Index (API)
    Z5941 A7x (Ref) & online via McGill Library
  • Art Full Text, Art Index, and Art Retrospective
    Z5937 A78 (Index Stand) & online via McGill Library

    Open the "Database Selection Area" to choose the indexes you would like to search.

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Z5942 C649 (Index Stand) & online via McGill Library
  • Building Green Suite
    Available online via McGill Library
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database
    Available online via McGill Library
  • Index to Current Urban Documents: A Guide to Local Government Publications
    Z7165 U5 I654 (Index Stand)
  • PAIS International
    Z7164 E2 P82 McL & online via McGill Library
  • Urbadisc
    Available online via McGill Library
  • Urban Plan Collection
    Available online via McGill Library
  • Urban Studies Abstracts
    Available online via McGill Library
  • Web of Science
    Available online via McGill Library

Selected Journals

  • Architects' Journal
    TH1 A7
    Find it online
  • Cities
    HT119 C563
    Find it online
  • Environment and Planning D. Society and Space
    H1 E58
    Find it online
  • Habitat International
    HT166 H33x
    Find it online
  • Housing Research Quarterly
    HD7285 H66
  • Housing Studies
    HD7285 H68
    Find it online
  • Journal of Green Building
    TH880 J68
  • Journal of Housing
    HD7285 H68
    Find it online
  • Journal of Housing and Community Development
    Find it online
  • Journal of Planning Literature
    NA9000 J68
    Find it online
  • Open House International
    HD7285 O63
  • Third World Planing Review
    HT169.5 T5

Selected Internet Sites

Other Resources

Library Catalogues and Exhibition Catalogues

  • Catalog of the Avery Memorial Architecture Library
    Z5945 O652 1968 (Ref)
  • Dictionary Catalog of the United States Dept. of Housing
    Z7164 H8 U4494 1983 (Ref)


  • Higher Degree Dissertations with Relevance to Developing
    Z5055 G7 N4 1988 (Ref)
  • Housing for Developing Countries: Short Bibliography
    Z7164 H8 T56 1985 (Ref)
  • Housing Policy: An International Bibliography
    Z7164 H8 N48 1986 (Ref)
  • Journal of Planning Literature including CPL Bibliographies
    NA9000 J68 (Periodical)
  • International Bibliography of Prefabricated Housing
    Z7914 B9 M3 (Ref)
  • Low Cost Housing in Developing Countries
    Z7914 B9 I27 no.129 (Ref)
  • Published Research Index
    HD7287.5 P83 1996 (Ref)
  • Self-Help Housing Projects in Developing Countries
    Z7914 B9 I27 no.131 (Ref)

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