Author Archives: Tom Sanchez

New Whitepaper from the APA AI Foresight Group

As stated in the American Planning Association’s 2022 Trend Report for Planners2022 Planners, over centuries, professions have evolved with changing environments, shifting eras, new challenges, societal shifts, and technological innovations. While some professions have become obsolete or or were replaced by technology, others have adapted or readjusted and stayed relevant in an ever-changing world. What is different today is the pace of change, which requires faster, even proactive, adjustments—including new tools, processes, and skills. Continue reading

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Fall 2022 Urban Planning Faculty Citation Update

The new citation data are now available for Fall 2022. Citations are tracked for regular (tenure track) faculty in urban planning programs and departments in the U.S. and Canada. Continue reading

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The Prospects for AI in Urban Planning

Over the past year, we have been working along with the American Planning Association (APA) on the topic(s) of AI for urban planning. Here are a few items that are related to that work – with more on the way. … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence in Urban Planning

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2022 Urban Planning Faculty Citation Update

The new citation data are now available for 2022. Citations are tracked for regular (tenure track) faculty in urban planning programs and departments in the U.S. and Canada. I am pleased to report that over 70% of the faculty being … Continue reading

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Faculty Citations by College/School Type

Recently someone asked if there was a difference in faculty citation rates between planning programs in design/architecture colleges or schools and those in non-design related colleges or schools. Basically, the question is related to the different scholarly cultures between the … Continue reading

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Total Citations by Rank for Urban Planning Scholars

Using the updated data mentioned in my previous post, I recalculated the citation ranges for assistant, associate, and full professors. There were 268 assistant professors (mean of 364 and median of 174 citations), 353 associate professors (mean of 922 and … Continue reading

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Urban Planning Faculty Citation Counts

The scholarly citation counts have been updated for 1,027 planning faculty at 116 universities. See the searchable database (and data) at: http://scholarmetrics.com Top 10 schools based on median faculty citations: New York University USC UC Berkeley UCLA Harvard University UNC … Continue reading

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Sanchez, T.W. Exploring the Relationship between Combined Household Housing and Transportation Costs and Regional Economic Activity in Virginia. Land 2021, 10, 742.

See the article at: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/10/7/742

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Urban Planning Academics and Twitter: Who and what?

Abstract Twitter has increasingly become a resource used by academics to share scholarship and opinions within professional networks. This paper presents a descriptive analysis of Twitter use by urban planning faculty, reporting characteristics of users, the topics posted, and indicators … Continue reading

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