Wikipedia:WikiProject Urban studies and planning

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Welcome to the Urban Studies and Planning Wikiproject
Panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline

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 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




For those who are:

This user is an urban planner.

Here is a template for your use:

Code Result Usage
{{User WP USPL}}
This user participates in WikiProject
Urban studies and planning
WikiProject USPL userbox


Recognised articles[edit]

List of Featured articles, Featured lists and Good articles:

  • Featured articles:
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 articles:
A1 road (London), Albert Dock, Liverpool, Arbor Hill Historic District–Ten Broeck Triangle, Burnham Park (Chicago), Center Square/Hudson–Park Historic District, Central Troy Historic District, Citadel of Arbil, Columbia Park, Torrance, California, Congestion pricing , Copán, Covering of the Senne, Brussels, Downtown Ossining Historic District, Downtown Triangle (Jerusalem), High Line (New York City), Historic district (United States), History of Milton Keynes, Kowloon Walled City, Lafayette Park Historic District, Lakeshore East, Chicago, Milton Keynes, National Register of Historic Places, New Bedford Historic District, Pullman Square, Rush Street (Chicago), Skinner's Room, South End–Groesbeckville Historic District, Urban heat island, Via della Conciliazione, Rome

Assessment Department[edit]



Project banner[edit]

WikiProject iconUrban studies and planning NA‑class
WikiProject iconThis article 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.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.



  • {{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:

Featured pictures[edit]

Streets and Squares
New York panorama
Manhattan from Staten Island Ferry
Chicago skyline
Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri
Skyline of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Panoramic view of Milwaukee 1890-1900
Melbourne, Australia from Waterfront City, Docklands
Melbourne Skyline from Rialto tower, Australia
Melbourne Docklands panorama
Canberra, Australia
Cuzco, Peru
Beirut, Lebanon, last third of the 19th century



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

Category trees[edit]



Related WikiProjects[edit]

Similar WikiProjects are:

Related Portals[edit]

Related Sister projects[edit]

External links[edit]

These links should provide some utility for referencing Urban Planning & Studies pages. Please feel free to add more sources as you find them.


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

Good article nominees

Peer reviews

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation