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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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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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What Is Planning?

By analyzing the areas of expertise and interests of 851 undergraduate and graduate planning faculty members, Tom Sanchez investigates what planning is, what it is not, and what it could be.  Read more…

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