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AbstractThe word "portal" has become a trendy term when referring to interactive and personalized access to a variety of resources and tools. The question is how to design a portal with a set of resources that changes over time, engages the professional community that makes and uses the resources, and customizes itself to the user. The Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education (UNITE) in collaboration with the Teacher Education Network (TEN) PT3 Grant embarked on an initiative to develop an urban education portal with the purpose of providing an environment for its members to share and promote resources and tools. The process used to create the urban portal and manage the digital resources is presented in this paper using developmental research as the framework (Richey & Nelson, 1996).