ACSP Institutional Data Task Force
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The ACSP Institutional Data Task Force was appointed by Pres. Takahashi in August 2017. This task force was merged with the former ACSP Advisory Committee for the Planetizen Guide. It has two charges:

  1. To consider the potential for ACSP involvement in collection, management and dissemination of data concerning planning education, including the possibility of renewing the ACSP Guide to Schools. The charge given the Group includes consideration of potential partnerships with other planning organizations.
  2. To advise the editors of Planetizen on the preparation, data collection and data analysis during their guide's production process. ACSP is in no way responsible for the ranking of planning schools shown in the Planetizen Guide.

The Committee:

  • Chair: Bruce Stiftel, Georgia Institute of Technology,
  • Tom Sanchez, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,
  • Marlon Boarnet, University of Southern California,
  • Meghan Gough, Virginia Commonwealth University,
  • Brent Ryan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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