Monday, March 19, 2012

Information Center at Pugt Sound Regional Council

Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is the municipal planning organization for the Puget Sound Region. The council is made up of a number of committees that affect growth and development in the north Puget Sound region. The website is a valuable resource for information on transportation, growth management, and economic development in the region. There is also an extensive amount of research available through the links to data resources.

The Information Center at PSRC is "is a clearinghouse for PSRC’s regional data and publications on population, housing, economy, and transportation." The information center is open to the public Monday - Friday during normal business hours. The center primarily provides access to agency publications to the public. The document library can be accessed here, and you can submit a form request to the library to have a print copy of most documents mailed to you. The library staff has also curated an extensive list of useful links for information on a variety of transportation, economic development, and growth management resources on the web.

The information center houses a small collection of monographs and serials which are accessible to the public visiting in person, but are only circulated to agency staff. The library staff are very knowledgeable about the collection and data resources for Census information, and information about the Puget Sound region and Washington State. If you are looking for information about cities, the region, planned growth, projects, or development, drop by during office hours or contact the library staff. To keep up with agency information, you can follow them on Twitter or subscribe to RSS feeds. Here is a photograph of agency resources in the Information Center taken by PSRC staff.

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