Selected Professional Appointments
- Assistant Professor, Department of Human Geography, UTSC
My research is focused on the relationship between form and function in cities. Using the tools and methods of GIS/geographic data science, I capture and quantify the physical form and infrastructure of the city, its urban networks and the flows of people, goods, and information they facilitate, and the use of the city as an area or volume for engaging in activities. By providing a window into how the dynamic state of the city impacts and is impacted by social, environmental, and economic processes, my work seeks to better inform policy and planning interventions and promote more sustainable urban outcomes. This is achieved through spatial and spatio-temporal analyses of urban morphology, mobility and accessibility, real estate and land value uplift/capture, housing and neighbourhood change, choicemaking behaviour, and health and wellbeing.
Specialty focus areas
Spatial analysis; spatial econometrics; land use; accessibility.
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