Steven Farber

Selected Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Human Geography, UTSC

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Professor Steven Farber

I am a quantitative transportation geographer and spatial analyst. My research program investigates how land use and transportation systems affect social and economic outcomes of urban areas. At the core of my research philosophy is the belief that travel behaviour is a means through which land use and transportation systems are linked to social, economic and environmental conditions. My work is aimed at better understanding this link in an effort to improve the sustainability of transportation and land use planning. This is achieved through the development of novel geo-computational and spatial econometric techniques and their judicious application to a number of research areas including: activity behaviour accessibility, and social sustainability. My interdisciplinary approach draws from and contributes to the theories of activity and travel behaviour modelling, urban-, transportation-, and time-geography, spatial analysis, and geographic information science (GIS).

Specialty Focus Areas

Social outcomes; spatial analysis; accessibility; public transit.

Phone: (416) 208-5120


  1. The Benefits of On-demand Transit in Belleville: Findings of a User Survey – May 2020
  2. Towards Transportation for All: The Mobilizing Justice Workshop Outcomes Report – 2020
  3. Planning for Transit Equity in the GTHA – Presentation – May 29 2019
  4. Planning for Transit Equity in the GTHA – Report – May 29 2019