Craig Townsend, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair, Geography, Planning and Environment
Courses Taught (Last 5 Years)
URBS 230 - Urbanization: Global and Historical Perspectives
URBS 310 - Urban Transportation
URBS 470 - Public Infrastructure Finance for Planners
Graduate Student Supervision
Revington, Nick. MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies). Market Rental Housing Affordability and Accessibility to Rapid Transit in Montreal and Vancouver. 2015.
Durning, Matthew. MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies). A Direct Ridership Model for Rail Rapid Transit in Canada. 2015.
Mehreen, Rushdia. MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies). How are inner-city population densities affected by freeways? A study of eight Canadian cities. (Co-supervision with Jochen Jaeger). 2014.
Cherry, Tristan. MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies). Missing the bus: An assessment of metro-bus transfers in Bangkok, Thailand. 2012.
Yan, He. MSc (Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies). An Evaluation of Proposed Light Rail Transit Impacts on Land Use in Nanning, China. 2008.
Published Papers and Book Chapters
Filion, P., R. Tomalty, C. Townsend (2022) Changes in the Built Form of Canada's Suburbs Plan Canada. 62(2) Summer. pp. 19-23.
Townsend,C. and Gopakumar, G. (2022). Urban Transport Infrastructure, pp. 353-370 in Bain, A.L. & Peake, L. (eds) Urbanization a Global Context Second Edition, Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
Pourali, M., C. Townsend, A. Kross, A. Guindon, J.A.G Jaeger. (2022). Urban sprawl in Canada: Values in all 33 census metropolitan areas and corresponding 469 census subdivisions between 1991 and 2011. Data in Brief. 41. pp. 1-12.
Townsend, C. & Ellis-Young, M. (2018). Urban Population Density and Freeways in North America: A Re-Assessment. Journal of Transport Geography. 73, pp. 75-83.
Townsend, C. (2018). Book review of The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies, D. Pojani, D. Stead (Eds.), (2017). Journal of Transport Geography. 72. pp. 270-271.
Townsend, C. (2017). Global Convergence and Divergence in Urban Transportation. pp. 409-425 in Bain, A.L. & Peake, L. (eds.) Urbanization in a Global Context. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
Revington, N. & Townsend, C. (2016). Market Rental Housing Affordability and Rapid Transit Catchments: Application of a New Measure in Canada. Housing Policy Debate. 26(4-5). pp. 864-886.
Durning, M. & Townsend, C. (2015). Direct Ridership Model of Rail Rapid Transit Systems in Canada. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2537. pp. 96-102.
Townsend, C. (2014). Spatial Measurement of Transit Service Frequency in Canada. Journeys. pp. 33-43.
Cherry, T. & Townsend, C. (2012). Assessment of Potential Improvements to Metro-Bus Transfers in Bangkok, Thailand. Transportation Research Record. 2276, pp. 116-122.
Townsend, C. & Zacharias, J. (2010). Built environment and pedestrian behavior at rail rapid transit stations in Bangkok.Transportation. 37. pp. 317-330.
Kenworthy, J. & Townsend, C. (2009). Montreal’s Dualistic Transport Character: Why Montreal Needs Upgraded Transit and Not More High Capacity Roads, pp. 27-33 in Gauthier, P., Jaeger, J. & Prince, J.(eds.) Montreal at the Crossroads, Montreal: Black Rose.