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Appendix 1: National Organizational Resources

Policy and Economic Development Interests

Alliance for Public Technology (APT) -
PO Box 27146, Washington DC 20038-7146, (202) 263-2970, Fax: (202) 263-2960. APT is a nonprofit membership organization open to all nonprofit organizations and individuals, not members of the affected industries, concerned with fostering access to affordable and useful information and communication services and technologies by all people. APT is composed of public interest groups and individuals, some of whom historically have been left out of the Information Age, including the elderly, minorities, low income groups and people with disabilities.
American Planning Association (APA) -
122 South Michigan Ave., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603, (312)431-9100, Fax: (312)431-9985. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), are organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the activity of planning, physical, economic, and social, at local, regional, state, and national levels. Their regional chapter, the Arizona Planning Association (APA) can be found on the web at
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) -
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, 1309 East Tenth St., Suite 738, Bloomington, IN 47405. AREUEA provides information and analysis in the fields of real estate development, planning, and economics for academic, professional, and governmental people who are concerned with urban economics and real estate issues.
Benton Foundation Communications Policy & Practice -
1634 Eye St. NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 638-5770, Fax: (202) 638-5771. Benton's CPP program seeks to infuse the emerging communications environment with public interest values, and demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems and strengthening social bonds.
Berkman Center for Internet & Society (BCIS) -
Pound Hall 511, 1563 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-7547, Fax: (617) 495-7641. The Center is based at Harvard Law School and is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Center is a network of teaching and research faculty from Harvard and elsewhere, as well as students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.
Center for Civic Networking (CCN) -
CCN is a non-profit organization dedicated to applying information infrastructure to the broad public good, particularly by putting information infrastructure to work within local communities to improve delivery of local government services, improve access to information that people need in order to function as informed citizens, broaden citizen participation in governance, and stimulate economic and community development.
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) -
1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 637-9800, Fax: (202) 637-0968. CDT works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) -
1800 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 887-0200, Fax: (202) 775-3199. CSIS is a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact, covering key functional areas, such as international finance, U.S. trade and economic policy, national and international security issues, energy, and telecommunications.
Center for Urban Policy Research (CUPR) -
Civic Square, Suite 400, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1982, (732) 932-3133, Fax: (732) 932-2363. CUPR provides analysis of urban poverty, community development, economic development and forecasting, land use, housing, and environmental policy

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information's (CITI) Virtual Institute of Information (VII) -
VII is an on-line research facility for independent research in telecommunications and mass media, run by the at Columbia Business School, is a site for communications and mass media research from an economic and policy perspective.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) -
P.O. Box 717, Palo Alto, CA 94302, (650) 322-3778, Fax: (650) 322-4748. CPSR recognizes that computer technology affects society in many ways and emphasizes the importance of applying the same concerns for social responsibility in other domains in which computing technology is used.
Competition Policy Institute (CPI) -
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 520, Washington DC 20005, (202) 835-0202, Fax: (202) 835-1132. CPI is a non-profit organization that advocates policies before state and federal policy-makers that will bring the benefits of competition to consumers of telecommunications and energy services.

The Conference Board -
845 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022-6679, (212) 759 0900, Fax: (212) 980 7014. The Conference Board is a worldwide business membership organization and research network. They link executives from different companies, industries, and countries providing objective business and cross-industry knowledge, shared experiences and best practices from around the world.
The Council on Competitiveness -
1500 K St. NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 682-4292, Fax: (202) 682-5150. The Council sets an action agenda to drive U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership in world markets in order to raise the standard of living for all Americans. They focus on strengthening U.S. innovation, upgrading the workforce, and benchmarking national economic performance.
Economic TeleDevelopment Forum (ETF) -
The ETF web site is make available by David H. Deans of Phoenix, AZ as a global resource for TeleDevelopment policy and research. It provides a source of information, thought-provoking ideas, and commentary on the direct relationship between telecommunications infrastructure investment and sustainable community economic development.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) -
1550 Bryant St., Suite 725, San Francisco CA 94103-4832, (415) 436-9333, (415) 436-9993. EFF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression, in the arena of computers and the Internet.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) -
666 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20003, (202) 544-9240, (202) 547-5482. EPIC is a public interest research center established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
Harvard University's Program on Information Resources Policy -
Maxwell Dworkin 125, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, (617) 495-4114. Fax: (617) 495-3338. The Program's purpose is to help policymakers, the general public, and our Affiliates address problems brought on by changes in communications and information resources. Since 1973 they have worked with stakeholders to clarify what is at stake, how, and for whom.

Internet Alliance (IA) -
1825 I Street, Suite 400, PO Box 65782, Washington, DC 20035-5782, (202) 955-8091, Fax: (202) 955-8081. IA is the leading association devoted to promoting and developing online and Internet services worldwide. Through public policy, advocacy, consumer outreach and strategic alliances, the IA is building the confidence and trust necessary for the Internet to become the global mass market medium of the 21st century.
Internet Policy Institute (IPI) -
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Building, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 628-3900 Fax: (202) 628-3922. The Internet Policy Institute (IPI) is the nation's first independent, nonprofit research and educational institute created to provide objective, high-quality analysis, research, education, and outreach on economic, social and policy issues affecting and affected by the global development and use of the Internet.
Internet Society (ISOC) -
11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190-5321, (703) 326-9880, Fax: (703) 326-9881. The Internet Society is a non-profit, non-governmental, international, professional membership organization focusing on standards, education, and policy issues. Its more than 150 organization and 8,600 individual members in over 170 nations worldwide represent a veritable who's who of the Internet community.
The Morino Institute -
11600 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191, (703) 620-8971, Fax: (703) 620-4102. The Morino Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to achieve positive social and economic change through the use of the Internet. The Institute focuses its energies on netpreneurs, who are creating new Internet-related business and are the drivers of the New Economy, and youth in low income communities who at present lack the opportunity to fully participate in the New Economy.

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) -
400 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 390, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 624-7806, Fax (202) 624-8813. NADO provides training, information and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America. The association is the largest and leading advocate for a regional approach to community, economic and rural development.

National Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) -
1730 K St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 223-4735, Fax: (202) 223-4745. CUED is a membership organization committed to the economic revitalization of our nation's cities and offering a variety of services to economic development practitioners and to other allied organizations. Their Economic Development Commentary is the only magazine devoted exclusively to urban economic issues.
New Networks Institute (NNI) -
826 Broadway, Suite 900, New York, NY 10003, (212) 777-5418. NNI was created to research and investigate, on an independent impartial basis, how the break-up of AT&T and the creation of Baby Bells had impacted subscribers in the hopes of creating changes that benefit the telephone customer.
Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute (TIPI) -
College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, (512) 471-5826. TIPI explores the interaction of digital information technologies and emerging societies worldwide, talking to the leaders and citizens, surveying consumers and entrepreneurs, analyzing infrastructure and social capital, to address some of the most pressing questions of our time, such as universal service, rural telecommunications infrastructure, and societal impact of technology.
Telecommunications Industries Analysis Project (TIAP) -
University of Florida, 121 Mount Vernon St., Boston, MA 02139, (617) 367-6909, Fax: (617) 367-7127. TIAP is a research consortium that conducts and reports impartial research in the areas where network planning, business financials, and public policy (regulation and legislation) intersect.
The Urban Institute -
2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, (202) 857-8709. The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization that investigates the social and economic problems confronting the nation and government policies and public and private programs designed to alleviate them.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) -
1025 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 624-7000, Toll-free: (800) 321-5011, Fax: (202) 624-7140. ULI exists to research, analyze, or encourage responsible patterns for long-term urban growth and to conduct inquiries into what constitutes sound real estate development projects and practices.
World Foundation for Smart Communities -
2717 Caminito Prado, La Jolla, CA 92037, (619) 551-0051, Fax: (619) 551-0053. The World Foundation for Smart Communities is a non-profit educational organization founded by John Eger to promote the concept and facilitate the implementation of "smart communities" - communities using information technology as a catalyst for transforming life and work to meet the challenge of the new millennium.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) -
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Computer Science, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 253-2613, Fax: (617) 258-5999. Activities are organized in these domains: Architecture, Technology and Society, User Interface, and Web Accessibility Initiative.

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