Author Archives: Tom Sanchez

2017 Urban Planning Citation Analysis

Updated: March 16, 2017 The following is the most recent update (as of 1/2017) and ranking of urban planning citation activity using Google Scholar Citations. These data are for urban planning programs and faculty in the U.S. and Canada, which … Continue reading

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Ranking North American Urban Planning Scholars Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles

Inspired by Isidro Aguillo‘s ranking of scientists in Chile (see: http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/92), I prepared a ranking (by Hirsch Index) of urban planning faculty from schools in the U.S. and Canada. The list is based on the schools from my 2015 citation analysis … Continue reading

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Planning Citation Analysis Update

The database of Planning faculty was recently updated from planning department websites. This means that faculty rosters are more current than those used in the 2015 Citation Analysis, which was derived from the 2014 ACSP Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate … Continue reading

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Five Academic Planners You Should Know

In his “Research You Can Use” column in Planning magazine, Reid Ewing at the University of Utah, discusses some findings from my 2015 citation analysis of urban planning scholars.  You can read the column here and search the data at: … Continue reading

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Where Do the Top Planning Scholars Come From?

My recent analyses of the 2015 citation data considered the school where urban planning faculty are currently teaching.  In a 2013 Planetizen article, I looked at where planning faculty received their degrees, which showed many of these schools did not … Continue reading

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Another Way to Slice the Data: Performance by Rank

To control for departments with more senior faculty that have higher citation rates, I used the median number of citations for ranking purposes (see 2015 rankings).  As might be expected, there is significant skewness in the data, attributable to a … Continue reading

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2015 Urban Planning Citation Analysis

The following is a summary of the 2015 citation analysis results for Urban Planning faculty in North America (mostly U.S.). The lists of urban planning departments and faculty were based on the 20th Edition (2014-2015 academic year) Association of Collegiate … Continue reading

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Scholarly Citation Differences Between Male and Female Faculty in U.S. Planning Schools

Among urban planning faculty in the U.S, who is cited more – men or women? My previous analyses compared schools, years of service, and academic rank (see 2014 Urban Planning Citation Analysis), and I thought it would be interesting to … Continue reading

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Highway Trust Fund Running Out

WASHINGTON, DC (localmemphis.com) Authorization for the federal transportation Highway Trust Fund is set to expire July 31st.  It’s the 34th time in six years that congress has faced this dilemma. If congress does not act… Federal funds for transportation projects … Continue reading

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TechniCity Enrolls Students from Around the World

TechniCity, the MOOC about cities and technology taught by UAP Professor Tom Sanchez and Ohio State University Professor Jennifer Evans-Cowley, enrolled 9,355 students from 154 countries.  Nearly 40% of students enrolled are from emerging economies around the world. The following … Continue reading

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