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Regional Planning, Neighbourhood Design, or Individual Behaviour?

Curbing the effects of urban transportation on air quality and public health Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering McGill University Traffic-related air pollution has a large impact on the health of urban populations. There are sufficient data to conclude that exposure to traffic emissions is associated with a range of respiratory and… Read more »

An Integrated Approach to Estimate Pedestrian Exposure to Roadside Vehicle Pollutants

Fangzhou Su, MASc Candidate April 4, 2014 In this project, a pedestrian micro-simulation software was integrated with a vehicle micro-simulation software to investigate the interaction between pedestrians and vehicles on urban streets. A vehicle emission generation model and emission dispersion model was included as well to estimate the concentration of roadside pollutants. Consequently, the pedestrians’… Read more »

Transit Pricing: Fare or Unfair

This presentation provided a broad overview on transit pricing and the complex reality of fare policy setting, and provide perspectives on a range of related issues such as objectives, equity, elements of fare systems, fare structures, etc.

UofT ITE Student Chapter 3rd Annual Student-Industry Mixer

On Wednesday March 26th, the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers (UT-ITE) Student Chapter will be hosting our 3rd annual Student-Industry Mixer. This networking event provides students and professionals the opportunity to connect and exchange experiences, insights, and questions about transportation developments and career opportunities across the GTHA. In the past it has been very… Read more »

Walkability in the Inner Suburbs of Toronto

March 21, 2014 Dr. Paul Hess, Associate Professor and Associate Chair & Director of the Program in Planning in the Department of Geography & Planning at U of T Creating good places for people to walk is now recognized as crucially important for livable, healthy cities, but much of the conversation around walkability has little… Read more »

U of T Engineering Leads New University-wide Transportation Institute

On February 25, the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto voted to approve the establishment of UTTRI – the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute. MOTION THAT the Faculty establish the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) as an Extra-Departmental Unit:C (EDU:C) with the mandate… Read more »

Freight Day III Symposium: Innovation in Urban Goods Movement

When: Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:15am – 3:30pm Where: Faculty Club, University of Toronto Freight Day III features speakers from regional and provincial governments, Metrolinx, Pembina and the University of Toronto. As well, we will welcome international speakers from the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations Center of Excellence for Sustainable Urban Freight Systems at Rensselaer… Read more »

Transportation Research Day: Advances in Modelling Methods

November 25, 2013 Galbraith Building, Rm 202 Join us for UTTRI’s inaugural day-long symposium Advances in Modelling Methods, organized by Professor Khandker Nurul Habib, on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at the University of Toronto. Your participation will contribute to a stimulating discussion on the applications of advanced methods to planning and policy investigations. AGENDA 8:00… Read more »