Christopher D. HIGGINS
Assistant Professor; Library Liaison Officer; Examination (Quality) Officer; Academic Advisor
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  Dr. Higgins obtained his Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada in 2015. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics and Department of Building and Real Estate, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics at McMaster University. While at McMaster, he worked with public- and private-sector partners on a range of projects in the field of land use and transportation planning. Publications generated from his research program seek to demonstrate that economic, social, and environmental sustainability are not mutually exclusive.
Main areas
Urban studies and planning

Public policy

Sustainable development
Research and Scholarly Activities
Policy and planning for sustainable cities

Travel and the built environment, real estate and development

Spatial analysis and econometrics
Selected Recent Publication List

Publications in Refereed Journals

1. Higgins, C.D. & P.S. Kanaroglou (In Press). Rapid Transit, Transit-Oriented Development, and the Contextual Sensitivity of Land Value Uplift in Toronto. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098017712680
2. Higgins, C.D., Mohamed, M., & M.R. Ferguson (2017). Size Matters: How Vehicle Body Type Affects Consumer Preferences for Electric Vehicles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.04.014
3. Higgins, C.D., Sweet, M.N. & P.S. Kanaroglou (2017). All Minutes Are Not Equal: Travel Time and the Effects of Congestion on Commute Satisfaction in Canadian Cities. Transportation. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-017-9766-2
4. Higgins, C.D. & P.S. Kanaroglou (2016). Infrastructure or Attraction? Image-led Planning and the Intangible Objectives of Rapid Transit Projects. Journal of Planning Literature. DOI: 10.1177/0885412216667899
5. Mohamed, M., Higgins, C.D., Ferguson, M.R. & P.S. Kanaroglou (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
6. Higgins, C.D. & P.S. Kanaroglou (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
7. Higgins, C.D. & P.S. Kanaroglou. 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

Updated in June 2017