Cyburbia: This portal is "a large selective directory of internet resources relevant to planning, architecture, urbanism, growth and sprawl, and other topics related to the built environment." Although it covers such matters as architecture and urban design, it also focuses on the problems and issues of urban sprawl. This is good for students studying urbanization and city life.
American Institute of Certified Planners: Although the official site of the American Institute of Certified Planners is geared primarily toward graduate students in urban planning, it does contain historical information about the rise of cities in the United States. It also contains topical information about urbanization and public planning.
Planning Commissioner's Journal: The Planning Commissioner's Journal offers information about a wide range of issues facing urban areas today. Students of the urban environment will also find links to web directories and newspaper and journal articles relating to population growth and other issues facing today's cities.
SocioWeb: Here is another website geared toward the introductory sociology student. Written by a Web developer with an interest in sociology, SocioWeb provides links to: 'Net indexes and Guides, Commercial Sites, Giants of Sociology, Journals and Magazines, Learning Sociology, Sociological theory, Sociological Associations, Sociology in Action, Surveys and Statistics, Topical Research, University Departments, and Writings.