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Thomas Sanchez

Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning (UAP)
Thomas Sanchez
900 N Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
  • Office: 5-038
  • Ph.D., City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
  • M.C.R.P., City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, 1986
  • B.S., Environmental Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1984
  • SPIA 4454: Future of Cities
  • UAP 5224: Planning Methods and Technologies
  • UAP 5494: Advanced Quantitative Techniques for Urban Research
  • UAP 5564: Information Technology, Society, and Public Policy


  • Knowledge Networks and Flows, with Denise Bedford (UK: Emerald Publishing, forthcoming)
  • Planning Knowledge and Research (New York, NY: Routledge, 2018).
  • Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity, with Marc Brenman (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2012).
  • The Right to Transportation: Moving to Equity, with Marc Brenman (Chicago: American Planning Association, 2007).
  • The Social Impacts of Urban Containment, with Arthur C. Nelson and Casey J. Dawkins (England: Ashgate, 2007).


  • urban planning
  • transportation
  • technology
  • social equity
  • scholarly impact