Every planning project offers the opportunity for creativity and innovation to solve complex problems, a career as an urban planner is as enlightening and engaging as it is challenging! I am interested in urban sustainability, revitalization and intensification projects, the development of multilevel and multi-modal transportation networks, and the application of geographic information systems (GIS). Currently I am investigating the impact of lane closures and the relationships between congestion, safety, and travel reliability on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.
At a young age, my interest in planning was spurred by the various transit systems he used to travel to school. Today, my interests are still transportation related, but include transportation policy, streetscape design and how it relates to right-of-way, transportation modelling, and other forms of transportation analysis. More information on my background and interests can be found here. My current research relates to understanding cycling behaviour at a regional scales, specifically how different socio-demographic and built environment characteristics impact cycling.
Urban planning provides me with opportunities to create places and policy that promote the right to multimodal mobility, accessibility of information and spaces, and consideration of environmental sustainability. I am interested in healthy communities, active transportation policy, planning for families in urban areas, transportation equity, and civic engagement. My research focuses on the policies, practices, and stakeholder relationships within school travel planning; contributing to a larger regional planning project for coordinating active and sustainable school travel (ASST) programs in the GTHA.
I am interested in urban planning because it provides an opportunity to impact economic opportunity, quality of life and environmental outcomes at a large scale. I am also interested in transportation planning, climate resilience, and public engagement. My research studies the link between traffic congestion and surface transit headway unreliability and the impacts on its policy implications.
I want to make a contribution to the improvement of the city I live in and positively influenced the lives of the people who call it home. As a planning student, I am particularly interested in transportation planning and hope to make that the focus of my career in the future. I am currently researching the travel behaviors and characteristics of post-secondary students in the GTHA.
I am interested in the nexus of transportation, public health, and environmental sustainability. The stakes have never been higher for urban transportation and planning for new technologies. Emerging trends will help cites build resilience and exponentially improve livability and quality of life in the near future and for subsequent generations. The biggest challenge I am working to provide a solution to is measuring the success of implementation for transportation projects that include components for human-scale amenities, social services, and culture.
I am firmly committed to the idea that urban planning can help create more livable cities. I am inspired by how the interdisciplinary nature of transportation planning has the potential to create practical solutions to accommodate current and future residents while protecting the environment. My research interests include studying travel behaviour, land use policy, and imagining the ways in which new technologies will alter our current landscape. I am currently exploring how self-driving vehicles could potentially change the way we travel, where we live, and impact land use patterns in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
I am interested in the multidisciplinary nature of Urban Planning and am particularly interested in investigating the intersection of identities that can occur within the realm of transportation planning. My research interests include active transportation with a focus on cycling, gender and public space, healthy communities, multi-modal transportation, and civic engagement. My current research is focused on cycling rates, patterns, and trends among students and employees at Ryerson University.
I am a graduating student in the Urban and Regional Planning undergraduate program. My interest in urban planning stems from an interest in systems in general and a desire to take them apart to understand how they work. I am particularly interested in how land use and real estate markets shape transportation patterns and vice versa. My work at TransForm has focused on investigating how Big Data can complement and enhance traditional transportation research methods.
The various ways in which new economies reshape the urban landscape of cities is of great interest to me! I believe that as planners, we must be open to adopting new technologies in meaningful ways that can improve the quality of life of the communities that we are planning for. Other planning interests involve sustainable transportation, revitalization, as well as disaster risk management planning. My research at TransForm focuses on the topic of automated vehicles, specifically regarding potential users and implementation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.