Ph.D., City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
M.C.R.P., City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1986
B.A., Environmental Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1984
Sanchez earned his PhD in City Planning from Georgia Tech in 1996 and conducts research in the areas of transportation, civil rights, environmental justice, and other social aspects of urban planning and policy. His research over the past 20 years has resulted in over 100 articles, reports, and conference presentations on these topics. While a Nonresident Senior Fellow for the Brookings Institution, he authored several publications about how Metropolitan Planning Organizations address environmental justice in their transportation planning practices. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Housing Policy Debate, a leading journal on the topics of housing and community development policy. In 2012 he co-authored, Planning as if People Matter: Governing for Social Equity (Island Press) with Marc Brenman. In 2007 they co-authored The Right to Transportation: Moving to Equity (American Planning Association). Also in 2007, he co-authored The Social Impacts of Urban Containment (Ashgate) with Arthur C. Nelson and Casey J. Dawkins.