URBADOC – The Online-Database Service

URBADOC is a major international resource bringing together over 700 000 references to documents relating to urban and regional policy and planning from key European database producers, with the aim of improving the international exchange and dissemination of information within these subject areas.

The founding database producers are:

  • Archinet, an association for architectural information (IUAV, CNBA, QUASCO) (IT – Italy)
  • Association Urbamet (IAURIF, DGUHC-CDU du ministère de l’Equipement, INIST) (FR – France)
  • Centro de Información y Documentación Cientifica (ES – Spain)
  • Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DE – Germany)
  • Greater London Authority, Information Services (UK – United Kingdom)

In the future, these may be joined by other database producers working in similar subject areas, extending the information available.

The databases are:

  • Acompline und Urbaline (Greater London Authority, UK)
  • Docet, Bibliodata (Archinet, Italien)
  • ORLIS, (Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, Deutschland)
  • Urbamet, Pascal und Francis (Association Urbamet und INIST, Frankreich)
  • Urbaterr (Centro de Información y Documentación Científica, Spanien)

Each database can be searched separately or all the databases can be cross-searched. The databases on Urbadoc are updated four times a year.

Urbadoc is supported by the Urbandata Association.