T R A N S F O R M

T E A M

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Raktim Mitra, PhD

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Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

AREAS OF INTEREST: Neighbourhood environment- transportation- health interaction; Walking and cycling; Complete communities; Children’s mobility and wellbeing; Millennial travel behaviour.

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Matthias Sweet, PhD

C O - D I R E C T O R
Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning

AREAS OF INTEREST: Travel demand and congestion management, Transportation and society, Big Data, Autonomous cars, Transportation and urban growth.

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THE TEAM


 

Catherine Huynh

I am interested in the underlying policy frameworks and systemic behaviour that influences human use of spaces. I believe that great cities are built with inclusive spaces through progressive urban design and extensive community-engagement processes. The design of spaces can either encourage or discourage the livability certain populations. Aspects such as lack of connectivity or accesibility in urban, suburban and rural neighbourhoods can hinder developments. At TransForm, I am a coordinator who aims to strengthen the lab’s brand through a visual enhancement of the team’s hard work in an engaging manner.

Davin McCully

My interests lie at the intersection of transportation and land use planning. Understanding how we can design neighbourhoods to efficiently use active transportation and public transit are essential to achieving urban sustainability. An efficient public transit network can create an accessible environment for all residents to take advantage of the services and resources that a city offers. My personal research involves analyzing the effect of light rail transit on the regeneration of urban brownfield.
 

Niranjan Rajevan

I am deeply interested in transportation planning and transit design. From working with transportation consultants in the past, I’ve discovered I have a keen interest in helping resolve transportation congestion issues, access issues, and determining travel behaviours. My current research at the lab involves creating and analyzing mode-choice models to determine travel behaviours and interests with automated vehicles for Immigrant and Ethnic Populations.

Sadaf Shahid

Behavioural science and design go hand in hand when looking at how a city functions, which is why I've always been interested in the significance of urban infrastructure and public spaces. Ryerson University, with its distinctive urban setting allows me to uncover the relationship between built form and functional spaces. I am particularly invested in finding ways to achieve density with increased activity without introducing large quantities of high rise as well as using urban design as a tool to strengthen the livability and resiliency of communities. At TransForm Lab, my task is to manage graphics and creative formats that allow people to engage with information and reports the lab has to offer.
 

Hong Yun (Eva) Shi

I am interested in understanding and influencing the relationship between transportation and land-use. Well coordinated transportation and land-use decisions can foster vibrant communities, create safe public spaces, and achieve sustainability targets. I believe that policy and urban planning has the potential to fill in the inequities and inconveniences in our current auto-centric transportation system for those who are unable to drive. Currently, my research explores the public perception of driverless cars in the GTHA

Adam Wilson

From the moment I learned that there is a stark gender gap in cycling rates in North America, I have been interested in exploring both that phenomenon and the broader behaviour trends within active transportation. I believe that through changes to cycling infrastructure and policies, informed by proper research, it is possible to vastly increase the current cycling mode share. Working with the team at TransForm and Dr. Mitra has allowed me to participate concretely in determining how we can increase cycling mode share in the GTA.
 


ALUMNI


Zainab ABASSI

Christina BOROWIEC

Ian CANTELLO

Elyse COMEAU

Cate FLANAGAN

Alex GAIO

Greggory HANSON

Graham HENDREN

Victoria KAATZ

Kailey LAIDLAW

Tamara NAHAL

Sean NASH

Michael NIEZGODA

Tyler OLSEN

Adam WILSON

Michelle ROWLAND

Christopher YUEN