Anthony Vanky

Anthony Vanky, PhD is a lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and until recently, a researcher and former partner strategist at the MIT Senseable City Lab. His research considers the use of new, pervasive sensing technologies in measuring and evaluating the built environment.

Anthony has widely presented on topics of technology and urbanism, including at EmTech, Harvard University, Skanska Worldwide Research & Development, the Fraunhofer Institute, and the New York Center for Architecture; organized workshops for Volkswagen AG, Allianz, among other organizations; and published in both academic and popular publications, including Metropolis Magazine and the American Institute of Architects.

Anthony holds prior degrees from the MIT and Tulane University. Trained as an urban designer and architect, he has worked on projects across the United States, and his design work has been exhibited widely, including at the Venice Biennale, the Dutch Design Week, the Gwangju Design Biennale, and New Orleans DesCours. He previously served in national leadership capacities on each of the five governing organization of the architecture profession in the United States, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has launched two non-profit advocacy organizations which are still active today.

Areas of Interest
Computation, Parks and Recreation, Theory of Urbanism, Urban Design, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics


1957 -
Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 1957
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2011 - 2006
Master of Architecture, Tulane University

Academic Experience

Lecturer, MIT