Christopher D. Higgins


Assistant Professor
Department of Human Geography
University of Toronto Scarborough

Projects and Openings


Journal Articles

Páez, A., Higgins, C.D., & Vivona, S.F. (2019). Demand and level of service inflation in Floating Catchment Area (FCA) methods. PloS one, 14(6). DOI:

Higgins, C.D. (2019). Accessibility toolbox for R and ArcGIS. Transport Findings. DOI: 10.32866/8416

Higgins, C.D., Adams, M. D., Réquia, W. J., & Mohamed, M. (2019). Accessibility, air pollution, and congestion: Capturing spatial trade-offs from agglomeration in the property market. Land Use Policy, 84, 177-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.03.002

Higgins, C.D. (2019). A 4D spatio-temporal approach to modelling land value uplift from rapid transit in high density and topographically-rich cities. Landscape and Urban Planning. 185, 68-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.12.011

Mohamed, M., Higgins, C.D., Ferguson, M.R. & Réquia, W.J. (2018). The influence of vehicle body type in shaping behavioural intention to acquire electric vehicles: A multi-group structural equation approach. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 118, 54-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2018.05.011

Réquia, W., Mohamed, M., Higgins, C.D., Arain, A. & Ferguson, M.R. (2018). How Clean are Electric Vehicles? Evidence-based Review of the Effects of Electric Mobility on Air Pollutants, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Human Health. Atmospheric Environment. 186, 64-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.04.040

Ferguson, M.R., Mohamed, M., Higgins, C.D., Abotalebi, E., & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2018). How Open are Canadian Households to Electric Vehicles? A National Latent Class Choice Analysis with Willingness-To-Pay and Metropolitan Characterization. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 58, 208-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.trd.2017.12.006

Réquia, W., Higgins, C.D., Adams, M.D., Mohamed, M., & Koutrakis, P. (2018). The Health Impacts of Weekday Traffic: A Health Risk Assessment of PM2.5 Emissions during Congested Periods. Environment International. 111, 164-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.11.025

Higgins, C.D. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2018). Rapid Transit, Transit-Oriented Development, and the Contextual Sensitivity of Land Value Uplift in Toronto. Urban Studies. 55(10), 2197-2225. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017712680

Higgins, C.D., Mohamed, M., & Ferguson, M.R. (2017). Size Matters: How Vehicle Body Type Affects Consumer Preferences for Electric Vehicles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 100, 182-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.014

Higgins, C.D., Sweet, M.N. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2017). All Minutes Are Not Equal: Travel Time and the Effects of Congestion on Commute Satisfaction in Canadian Cities. Transportation. 39(1), 1189-1120. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9766-2

Higgins, C.D. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2016). Infrastructure or Attraction? Image-led Planning and the Intangible Objectives of Rapid Transit Projects. Journal of Planning Literature. 31(4), 452-462. DOI: 10.1177/0885412216667899

Mohamed, M., Higgins, C.D., Ferguson, M.R. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2016). Identifying and Characterizing Potential Electric Vehicle Adopters in Canada: A Two-stage Modelling Approach. Transport Policy. 52, 100-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.07.006

Higgins, C.D. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2016). Forty Years of Modelling Rapid Transit’s Land Value Uplift in North America: Moving Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg. Transport Reviews. 36(5), 610-634. DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2016.1174748

Higgins, C.D. & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2016). A Latent Class Method for Classifying and Evaluating the Performance of Station Area Transit-Oriented Development in the Toronto Region. Journal of Transport Geography. 52, 61-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2016.02.012

Kanaroglou, P.S., Higgins, C.D. & Chowdhury, T.A. (2015). Excess Commuting: A Critical Review and Comparative Analysis of Concepts, Indices, and Policy Applications. Journal of Transport Geography. 44, 13-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2015.02.009

Higgins, C.D. & Huque, A.S. (2015). Public Money and Mickey Mouse: Evaluating Performance and Accountability in the Hong Kong Disneyland Joint Venture Public-Private Partnership. Public Management Review. 17(8), 1103-1123. DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2014.881533

Higgins, C.D., Ferguson, M.R., & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2014). Light Rail and Land Use Change: Rail Transit’s Role in Reshaping and Revitalizing Cities. Journal of Public Transportation. 17(2), 115-134. link

Higgins, C.D., Ferguson, M.R., & Kanaroglou, P.S. (2012). Varieties of Logistics Centres: Developing a Standardized Typology and Hierarchy. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. (2288), 9-18. DOI: 10.3141/2288-02

Book Chapters

Ferguson, M. R., Higgins, C.D., & Mohamed, M. (2019). Pavlos Kanaroglou, his McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics and Research Contributions to the City of Hamilton (2007–2016). In H. Briassoulis, D. Kavroudakis, & N. Soulakellis (Eds.), The Practice of Spatial Analysis (pp. 21-48). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.