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Faculty of Community Services

Raktim Mitra




416-979-5000, ext. 2272

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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:

  • The social and environmental barriers and enablers to walking and cycling
  • The impact of active transportation-related engineering solutions and programming on traveller behaviour change, health and well being
  • Travel behaviour of children, youths and millennials

Mitra’s active (and funded) research projects focus on:

  • The impact of cycling facilities on traveller behaviour change
  • Complete Streets policy and practice in Canada
  • Travel behaviour at the university/college settings
  • Children’s active mobility including walking/cycling to and from school and outdoor play

Current list of scholarly publications

Working papers and professional reports

Research Interests:

Research interests: 

  • The built environment-travel-health interaction
  • Active transportation
  • Complete streets and communities
  • Children, youth and the millennials

Current Courses:

Teaching interests:

  • Transportation
  • Healthy communities
  • Research methods and techniques

Position Currently Held:

Associate Director, Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor

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  • SBB-410, South Bond Building