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Raktim Mitra


Assistant Professor B. URP (BUET, 2003); M. URP (BUET, 2005); M. Pl. (Queen’s University, 2007); Ph.D. (University of Toronto, 2011)




416.979.5000 ext. 2272

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Dr. Raktim Mitra is an Urban Planner with expertise and interests in land use-transportation planning and healthy communities planning. Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dr. Mitra worked as a GIS instructor at the University of Toronto, and as a lecturer at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). At Ryerson, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Transportation Planning, Active and Healthy Communities, Quantitative Techniques and Research Methods.

Dr. Mitra’s research explores travel behaviour and its relation to urban environment (both built and social) and health. Some of his recent areas of interest are (1) the social and environmental barriers and enablers to walking, cycling and transit use, (2) personal/household travel behaviour across space and over time, (2) the impact of engineering and non-engineering interventions on travel mode choice, and (3) the links between active transportation, physical activity and livability.

Dr. Mitra’s recent research has largely focused on mobility of the children and youth. A current list of his scholarly publications can be found here:

Research Interests:

Travel behaviour; the built environment- travel-health interaction; Active transportation; Children and youth

Teaching Interests

Transportation; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Research methods and techniques