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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.


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.



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.

Robert Wachs

Doris (Margolis) Wachs

Helen Poliner

Faye Linda Wachs

Steven Brett Wachs