Posts Categorized: News

New MScPl concentration in Transportation Planning & Infrastructure

The Department of Geography and Planning has created a new concentration, Transportation Planning and Infrastructure, in the Master of Science in Planning program (MScPl). This concentration was approved through Faculty governance in December 2017 and will be effective as of September 2018. Transportation and infrastructure planning are integral to urban planning, and the creation of this… Read more »

Gagandeep Singh on GTHA Logistics Sprawl

Following his UT-ITE seminar on December 14, 2017, Gagandeep Singh has kindly shared a PDF of his presentation file: Logistics Sprawl: Spatial Patterns and Characteristics of New Warehousing Establishments in The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Abstract A significant sprawl in logistics facilities have been identified both in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the… Read more »

Steve Farber interviewed about transit accessibility by Toronto Star

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Steven Farber was quoted by the Toronto Star on accessibility gains for subway extensions in After delays, cost overruns, and tragedy, a subway to Vaughan is complete on December 16, 2017. Professor Farber published Transit accessibility, land development and socioeconomic priority: A typology of planned station catchment areas in the Greater Toronto and… Read more »

Internet of Things Smart Cities Platform partners U of T with Ecole de technologies superieure

Smarter cities: Strategic partnership leverages technology and big data to improve urban environments Posted December 15th, 2017 by Tyler Irving Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia (ECE) and his partners aim to use data to improve the efficiency and livability of cities such as Toronto. (Photo: City of Toronto, via Flickr) From traffic cameras to real-time transit schedules, cities produce gigabytes… Read more »

Amer Shalaby on streetcar ‘bunching’

Professor Amer Shalaby was interviewed by CityNews in a piece on TTC streetcar ‘bunching’ December 14, 2017, TTC streetcars run late half the time, creating ‘bunching’.

Steve Farber on King Street: Now a faster and more reliable transit route

December 4, 2017.  UTTRI-associated faculty Steve Farber was quoted in the Toronto Star saying that the King Street streetcar service has become faster and more reliable between Bathurst and Jarvis since the start of the King Street Transit Pilot November 12. Read the Toronto Star article. Farber and PhD candidate Nate Wessel analyzed data collected pre- and… Read more »

Mark Fox taps into technology-based ‘smart solutions’ for Pune, India

The Hindustan Times featured Professor Mark Fox ‘s work in India on December 3.  The article outlined a collaborative project led by Professor Fox which will use technology-based ‘smart solutions’ and artificial intelligence to make Pune, India, a Smart City. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding… Read more »

Transportation Tomorrow Survey (TTS) 2.0 Workshop

The annual TTS 2.0 Workshop was held on December 1 in the Galbraith Building at University of Toronto. The workshop was held to examine results of field tests on advancing travel survey method practices in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA). New data collection methodology and use of innovative technology were also discussed. Planning practitioners from… Read more »