Zachary Patterson

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Zachary Patterson received his BA (Honours Anthropology) from McGill University in Montreal, his Master's (Economics) from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and PhD (Geography) from McGill. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland in the Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR). Professionally he worked as an economist at the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation and as transportation modeler at the Montreal regional public transportation planner, l'Agence métropolitaine de transport. Zachary's research focuses on the modeling of transportation, the environment, land-use and their linkages. He is currently a member of the Transportation Research Board's Planning Applications Committee (ADB50), its Land Development Committee (ADD30), the Global Environmental and Climate Change Centre (GEC3) and of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).

Representative publications:
Nithya Vijayakumar, Ahmed El-Geneidy, and Zachary Patterson. Driving to suburban rail stations: Identifying variables that influence driving distances. Accepted for publication in the Transportation Research Record.

Nikolaus Fries, Gerard de Jong, Zachary Patterson, and Ulrich Weidmann. Market potential and value of sustainable freight transportation chains - a discrete choice approach. Transportation Research Record, 2168:33-42, 2010.

Zachary Patterson, Mark Kryvobokov, Fabrice Marchal, and Michel Bierlaire. Disaggregate models with aggregate data: Two UrbanSim applications. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 3(2), 2010.