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Martin Wachs

Martin Wachs, American urban planning educator, author, consultant.


  • Wachs, Martin was born on June 8, 1941 in New York City. Son of Robert and Doris (Margolis) Wachs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, City University of New York, 1963. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1967.


    • Assistant professor University Illinois, Chicago, 1967-1969, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1969-1971. Associate professor urban planning University of California at Los Angeles, 1971-1976, professor, 1976-1996. Director University California Transportation Center, 1996-1999.

      Professor civil and environmental engineering and city/regional planning University California, Berkeley, 1996—2005, director Institute Transportation Studies, 1999—2005. Director transportation space and technical group Research and Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, since 2006. Visiting distinguished professor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1983—1984.

      Member executive committee Transportation Research Board, 1995—2004, chairman, 2000. Visiting fellow Oxford University, England, 1976—1977. Served to captain Ordnance Corps.

      United States Army, 1967-1969.



    Denomination: Judaism


    Member steering committee Los Angeles Parking Management Study, 1976—1978. Board directors Los Angeles Commuter Computer, 1978—1994. Member California Commission Transportation Investment, 1995.

    Fellow: American Institute Certified Planners, American Council Education. Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (Thomas B. Dean Distng. lectr, Transportation Research Board, 2010), Cosmos Club.


    • Married Helen Poliner, August 18, 1963. Children: Faye Linda, Steven Brett.
    • father: Robert Wachs
    • mother: Doris (Margolis) Wachs
    • spouse: Helen Poliner
    • children: Faye Linda Wachs
    • Steven Brett Wachs
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    Born June 8, 1941
    • 1963
      City University of New York
    • 1965
      Northwestern University
    • 1967
      Northwestern University
    • 1967 - 1969
      Assistant, professor University Illinois
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      Assistant, professor University Illinois
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1996 - 2005
      professor, civil and environmental engineering and city/regional planning University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1996 - 1999
      director, University California Transportation Center
    • 2006
      director, transportation space and technical group Research and Development Corporation
      Santa Monica, California, United States
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