Skip to Main Content

Urban and Regional Planning

Locate a variety of resources for urban and regional planning studies, as well as transportation studies.

What is Urban Technology?

Recently added by Taubman College as an undergraduate degree program, Urban Technology lies at the intersection of urbanism, technology, and digital systems. An urban technologist designs technologies to address urban challenges such as unequal access to transportation, to clean water, or to the internet, in addition to countless other threats to safe, equitable, and prosperous cities.

Likewise, resources for Urban Technology include multiple disciplines, such as digital technologies, urban studies, the environment, sociology, etc.  Listed below are a few databases that are most likely to be helpful as you investigate and design processes, systems, and technologies to improve cities. For additional guidance, contact Rebecca Price (

Finding Books about Urban Technology

Use Subject Searching in the Library Catalog to find books about cities and technology.

Useful LC (Library of Congress) subject terms include:

Subject = "Cities and towns -- effect of technological innovations on"

Subject = "City planning -- technological innovations"

Subject = "City planning -- information technology"

More general keyword terms include:

Keyword = "smart city"

Keyword = "data city"

Use filtering options (i.e., format, date, subject) to further refine your results.