Ahmed M. El-Geneidy | TRAM Group Leader
Professor
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
Co-Editor in Chief, Transport Reviews
Member of CIRRELT, the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherché sur les Réseaux d'Entreprise, la Logistique et le Transport pour le Québec, le Canada et le monde
Ahmed's research interests include land use and transportation planning, transit operations and planning, travel behaviour analysis including both motorized (Auto and Transit) and non-motorized (Bicycle and pedestrian) modes of transportation, travel behaviour of disadvantaged populations (seniors and people with disabilities) and measurements of accessibility and mobility in urban contexts.
Aryana Soliz | Postdoctoral Researcher
Aryana
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
Ph.D. Sociology & Anthropology, Concordia University, Montréal
M.A. Sociology, Simon Fraser University
B.A. Sociology, University of British Columbia
Aryana is a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the REM project with Transportation Research at McGill (TRAM). Broadly, her work engages with the study of cities, exploring the intersections between everyday travel, urban infrastructure, and environmental politics. This research advances an understanding of the need for well-connected networks for active travel, traffic-calming measures, and meaningful consultation processes with local citizens to address a variety of particular needs. Building on ethnographic and mixed methods, her work aims to contribute to broad-based understandings of mobility justice that are sensitive to the particularities of local contexts.
Meredith Alousi-Jones | Graduate Research Assistant
Meredith
PhD Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
MASc., Civil Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
Meredith finished her masters in Civil Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, where she developed a keen interest in the link between travel behaviour, travel satisfaction and the built environment. In her masters thesis, she studied the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the relationship between Montrealers’ travel satisfaction and their immediate neighbourhood using GIS and survey data, and hypothesized how the the pandemic could impact planning and travel in the long term. Her main research interests are active transportation, more specifically walking, and how urban planning can contribute to healthy and environmentally-friendly travel behaviour.
Hisham Negm | Graduate Research Assistant
Hisham
PhD Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
M.Sc., Architectural Engineering and Urban Design, University of Alexandria, Egypt
B.Sc., Architectural Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt
Hisham is a PhD student, with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering and Urban Design from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. During his course of study, he developed an interest in physical urban design and how people use public urban spaces. This led his master’s research to focus on pedestrian stationary and movement behavior in urban spaces, connecting spatial theories with built environment realities and social interactions. Hisham’s current research interest revolves around accessibility by public transport and its relation to improving quality of life of individuals. He has special interest in understanding the travel needs of marginalized groups and its relation to accessibility to generate practice-ready policy recommendations.
Thiago Carvalho dos Reis Silveira | Graduate Research Assistant
Thiago
PhD Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
MASc., Civil Engineering, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brasil
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Brasil
Thiago graduated from his B.Sc. and MSc. in Civil Engineering at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, where he developed in interested in transport policy, transport satisfaction, and travel behavior. In his master thesis, he developed an integrated framework of social psychology and marketing theories to explain user loyalty towards public transport using survey data and structural equation modeling. His main research interests are public transport, more specifically satisfaction and attitudes, and how urban policies can foster sustainable travel.
Rodrigo Victoriano | Graduate Research Assistant
Rodrigo
PhD Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
MSc., Civil Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile
B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile
Rodrigo is a PhD student who graduated from his B.Sc. and MSc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Concepción, Chile, where he developed a deep interest in urban mobility and transport planning. In both his undergraduate and master’s theses he studied the interrelationships of different dimensions that shape people’s travel behavior, including time use, social interaction, and modal choice. Having been born and lived most of his life in Chile, he has a deep concern about problems that are especially relevant in the Global South, and which may be addressed through efficient transport planning, such as income and social inequality. In his last years before coming to Montreal, he collaborated in different research centers where he studied topics related to covid-19 spread and mobility patterns in the Chilean context. Today, he’s excited to start learning and collaborating in TRAM’s research.
Carolyn Birkenfeld | Graduate Research Assistant
Carolyn
Master's Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
BA. Community Environment and Planning, University of Washington
Carolyn is a Master's of Urban Planning student at McGill University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Community, Environment, and Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she grew up. Carolyn’s undergraduate thesis analyzed children’s active transportation culture in elementary schools and received the University’s distinguished research award. Since then, she has worked in the public sector supporting active transportation outreach campaigns and in the private sector implementing TDM strategies for large tech employers in Seattle. Carolyn believes that access to safe, affordable, and flexible transportation is a fundamental right. She enjoys data analysis, strategizing transportation policy, and engaging with community members about their transportation experiences.
Stephen Hickson | Graduate Research Assistant
Stephen
Master's Student
School of Urban Planning
McGill University
B.Sc., Economics and Public Policy, University of Ottawa
Stephen is a Master's of Urban Planning student at McGill University. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s of Social Sciences in Economics and Public Policy where he analyzed governance of P3s and performed cost-benefit analyses of light rail projects. Before coming to McGill, he worked for the federal public service in the management of its portfolio of real property. Stephen is passionate about a future that is less car-dependent and his main interest is in the planning and development of transit and active transportation projects.
Lancelot Rodrigue | Graduate Research Assistant
Lancelot
Master's Student
Department of Geography
McGill University
BASC Sustainability, Science and Society; Minor in Urban Studies, McGill University
Lancelot finished his undergraduate in Winter 2021, majoring in Sustainability, Science and Society with a minor in Urban Studies. During his undergraduate, Lancelot developed an interest in urban planning and health geography. This includes a more pronounced interest in the planification of public transportation and urban greenspaces as means to reduce human impacts on the environment while promoting active living environments. As a result, Lancelot is continuing his studies at McGill in Fall 2021 with a Master of Science in Geography. His research project will be focused on the built environment surrounding the transit stations of the upcoming Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) and its capacity to influence ridership and active transportation.
Isabelle Bernard | undergraduate Research Assistant
Isabelle
Undergraduate Student
Department of Geography
McGill University
Isabelle is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Geography and minoring in International Development at McGill University. She is particularly interested in fields related to urban planning, land use, transportation, and aims to tackle environmental issues through the development of sustainable urban environments. She aspires to continue her studies at McGill and complete a master’s degree in Urban Planning by 2024.
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