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Matthias Sweet

Associate Professor and Co-Director of TransForm Research Laboratory
EducationBA, MA, PhD
OfficeSBB-420, South Bond Building
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 556774

I have topical interests in transportation policy, travel behaviour, land use planning, and urban economics. In previous work, I have investigated the role of transportation services in transportation-land use interactions, regional spatial structure and change, firm location decisions, travel behaviour and services, and regional urban economic growth and restructuring. Currently, I am working on projects related to emerging mobility technologies (e.g. ride hailing, car sharing, automated vehicles), telework (work-from-home), transportation finance, and sustainable mobility.

I am co-director of the Transportation and Urban Form Laboratory of Transportation and Land Use Planning (TransForm), where my students and I conduct both basic and applied research related to transportation planning.

Current or prospective students interested in working with me on topics related to transportation planning should reach out directly via email.

  • PLG 500: Advanced Planning Theory
  • PLG 300: Introduction to Regional Planning Theory
  • PLE 625: Transportation Policy
  • PLE 525: Introduction to Transportation Planning
  • PD 9004: Foundations of Quantitative Research

Research interests:

  • Transportation planning  and policy

  • Travel behaviour

  • Transportation-land use dynamics

  • The future of mobility

  • Urban economics

  • Big Data, GIS, and quantitative methods