John Hunt


Department of Civil Engineering

Associate Head of Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering


Cambridge University, 1988


University of Alberta, 1981

Contact information


Office: 403.220.8793


CNRL Engineering Complex : ENF 258


Research areas

  • Transportation engineering
  • Transportation planning

Research activities

Dr. Hunt's research interests include mathematical modelling of transportation-related aspects of human behaviour.

Primary areas of focus are:

  • The interaction between transportation and land use
  • Stated response techniques for obtaining data for estimation of model parameters
  • Automobile parking behaviour and parking policy

Recent and on-going activities include:

  • Developing a land use and transport model of Edmonton using the MEPLAN framework
  • Participating in a study to compare land use and transport models of Sacramento based on alternative modelling frameworks
  • Advising two British Rail subsidiaries, Union Railways and European Passenger Services, on the forecasting of the demand for international rail services using the Channel Tunnel
  • Conducting a study using stated response techniques to measure and quantify Calgarians' attitudes to elements of urban form, including mobility, density, taxes and the environment
  • Developing a model of mode and parking location choice in Calgary using the EMME/2 framework
  • Investigating methods of representing the joint choice of workplace location, home location and travel mode to work using data collected in Calgary
  • Conducting a study of the factors influencing choice of time of travel for recreational trips using stated preference techniques
  • Analyzing the factors influencing the decision to join the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering using stated preference techniques
  • Analyzing the factors influencing the selection of a home location using stated preference techniques


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