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Nico Malfara and Yunfei Zhang present “Applications of Transportation Planning in Practice”

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This presentation will demonstrate how concepts of transportation planning are applied in practice.

Areas of transportation planning such as travel demand modelling, master planning, multi-modal planning, complete streets, transit planning and functional planning will be featured through real-world case studies, such as the City of Mississauga Lakeshore Transportation Studies, City of Brampton LRT Extension, City of Vaughan Transportation Master Plan, and City of Mississauga Complete Streets Study.

Attendees will walk away with a greater appreciation for how their research studies can be applied in industry and positively benefit projects and society.

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Yunfei Zhang

Yunfei Zhang (she/her) is a project manager at HDR. She holds her undergraduate and graduate degree from U of T (EngSci 1T2+PEY, MASc 1T5) and is an active member of U of T’s transportation alumni network. She has been involved in a wide-range of projects including travel demand forecasting, multi-modal transportation planning, transportation master planning, secondary plans, and complete streets studies.

She plays a key role in Toronto’s flagship subway project, the Ontario Line, managing one of the four segments of this program.

Yunfei advocates for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ID&E) in the workplace and sits on HDR’s ID&E council as the chair for the Asian Pacific Employee Network Group.

Outside of work, she enjoys rock climbing, Muay Thai, camping, and yoga.

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Nico Malfara

Nico Malfara (he/him) is a project manager at HDR. He hold his undergraduate and graduate degree from U of T (CIV1T2, MASc 1T4) and leads the transit planning and BRT practice group for Canada within HDR.

His passion is transit planning, and has worked on a wide variety of projects including: BRT, LRT, subway, light-metro, and even gondolas and automated vehicle shuttles. Most recently, he has led the planning of Exhibition Station for the Ontario Line, the extension of the Hurontario LRT into Brampton, and was the project manager for the award winning Lakeshore Connecting Communities Master Plan for the City of Mississauga.

Outside of work, he balances Netflix binge-a thons with staying active by weightlifting, cycling, and hiking.


Presented by University of Toronto ITE Student Chapter, UT-ITE.

Free. All are welcome.

If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact ite@utoronto.ca. Requests should be made as early as possible.

Join link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/87624482177. Please note that the same Zoom link will be used for all of the UT-ITE fall semester seminars.

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