Raktim Mitra is an urban planner with expertise and interests in the fields of land use-transportation planning and healthy communities planning. Prior to joining Ryerson University, Mitra worked as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructor at the University of Toronto and as a lecturer at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. At Ryerson, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on transportation planning, active and healthy communities, quantitative techniques and research methods.
Mitra is the co-director of TransForm Laboratory of Transportation and Land Use Planning, where he and his students explore the relationship between the urban built environment, travel behaviour and health. His recent areas of interest include:
Mitra’s active (and funded) research projects focus on: