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By the Numbers: Urban Planning Faculty and Program Citations

For the past 7 years I have been tracking citations for urban planning faculty. I started with the U.S. and then added Canadian planning schools. Initially these were all done manually by searching Google Scholar with Publish or Perish and … Continue reading

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Normalizing Citation Counts (Part 2)

I received several insightful comments about my previous post on normalizing citation counts. Several people also suggested that because I calculated these indices at the individual level, that it would be interesting to see the results at the program level. Below … Continue reading

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Normalizing Citation Counts

Higher total citation counts are obviously biased toward more senior faculty who have had more time to publish and be cited. To account for this a variety of metrics have been developed to adjust for career length, output, and other … Continue reading

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Citation Activity of Urban Planning Assistant Professors

Occasionally I am asked how the citation rankings for planning programs take into account the age and rank distribution of planning programs (see most recent analysis: http://tomwsanchez.com/2018-urban-planning-faculty-citation-analysis/). They do not. Younger faculties have fewer overall citations compared to older faculties. For … Continue reading

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2018 Urban Planning Faculty Citation Analysis

Approximately half of urban planning faculty in the U.S. and Canada now have Google Scholar Profiles (534 out of 1,079), which makes my data collection a bit easier now than in the past. I tabulate publication and citation activity manually … Continue reading

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Planning Knowledge and Research (edited by Thomas W. Sanchez)

The field of urban planning is far-reaching in breadth and depth. This is due to the complex nature of cities, regions, and development processes. The knowledge domain of planning includes social, economic, technological, environmental, and political systems that continue to … Continue reading

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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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