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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
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
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
I just finished the process of updating faculty rosters for planning programs – thanks to many department/program chairs. Along with doing that, I updated the citation numbers and H-indices for individual faculty members. My 2020 database includes 109 schools in … Continue reading
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When I compare citation activity for urban planning faculties (i.e., departments), I usually use the median of total faculty citations. Faculties are generally small and there tends to be an outlier among them. A question that arises is whether more … Continue reading
Abstract Analyses of faculty citation activity usually focus on counts as a function of author characteristics, such as rank, gender, previous citation levels, and other factors influencing productivity and career path. Citation analyses of publications consider aspects, such as the … Continue reading
The most recent citation data for urban planning faculty are now available at: http://scholarmetrics.com/metrics This includes 1,111 U.S. and Canadian planning faculty, of which 626 have Google Scholar Citation Profiles. Data from profiles are used when available, otherwise counts for … Continue reading
Data from over 1,100 urban planning academics in the U.S. and Canada show a strong correlation between the h-index and total (career) citations. These vary by rank as shown in my early post analyzing citation levels for all planning faculty … Continue reading
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