Bio and CV
Chris Mah is a student in the Master of Community and Regional Planning program at UBC SCARP. His interests are tied to transportation, land use, and the built environment. Chris is focused on improving public transportation networks; developing complete, compact, sustainable, and accessible neighbourhoods; and integrating compact urban development with transportation networks. With new technologies emerging and contexts and culture changing, people are living, working, playing, interacting, and getting around in completely new ways. Now is an integral time for transportation and land use planning and Chris is excited to tackle these challenges and opportunities.
Chris has experience working in a planning capacity at Metro Vancouver's transit authority, TransLink, as a student transportation planner. At TransLink, Chris worked on bus network management and improvement. He was involved in developing specific bus service improvements for a new investment plan, analyzing ridership data to improve the system where possible, and interacting with customers to better understand issues and opportunities.
For his SCARP capstone project, Chris is researching real estate development and investment opportunities for public transportation agencies in North America. There exist opportunities for public transit agencies to better integrate stations and current infrastructure with agency-owned revenue generating properties. Projects like these have the opportunity to help fund transit operation and investments. Chris is interested in finding public transportation funding solutions while also creating better urban places integrated with sustainable transportation options.
J. Armand Bombardier Sustainable Transportation Fellowship