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ANTH 158a: Urban Worlds

Resources and tips for students in ANTH 158a, taught by Prof. Emily Ibrahim in Spring 2023.

Find Policy Papers, Scholarly Sources, and Grey Literature

Government Planning Agencies

Government agencies can be good sources of information on urban planning. The ones listed below would be useful if you are investigating the Greater Boston area; to find one for your city, see the search tips below.

Site: Searching

If you can't find what you are looking for using a website's own navigation, try site: searching!  Also called "domain searching," this is a method you can use to search all the pages within one web domain (e.g., 

Search engines including Google and Duck Duck Go support the following search syntax: housing

This would search the entire website of the city of San Francisco ( for the word "housing."