Ron Buliung
University of Toronto,Professor
Ron Buliung big
DV 3272 (UTM)
Downtown Office:
 Room SSH5014 (100 St. George Street), 416-946-8620

Administrative Position:
Graduate Chair

McMaster University (2004)

Other Degrees:
MA McMaster University (1997)
BA (Hons) McMaster University (1993)

Research Interests:
  • Disability studies
  • Transport geography
  • Child and youth geographies
  • Geography of health

Selected Publications:
Refereed Articles
  • Rothman L, Buliung, R., Howard, A., Macarthur, C., Macpherson, A. (2017) The School Environment and Student Car Drop-Off at Elementary Schools. Travel Behaviour and Society. doi:10.1016/j.tbs.2017.03.001
  • Rothman L., Howard A., Buliung R,  Macarthur C. Richmond S.A., Macpherson A. (2017)  School environments and social risk factors for child pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions: a case-control study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 98: 252-258.
  • Larouche R, Stone MR, Buliung RN, Faulkner GEJ. (2016). “I’d rather bike to school!” profiling children who would prefer to cycle to school. Transport and Health 3(3): 377-385.
  • Buliung, R.N., Mitra, R. (2016) Introduction: Transport and land use in childhood. Journal of Transport and Land Use. 9(2): 1-4
  • Larsen, K., Buliung, R.N., Faulkner, G.E.J. (2016). School travel route measurement and built environment effects in models of children’s school travel behaviour. International Journal of Transportation and Land Use. 9(2): 5-23
  • El-Geneidy, A., Buliung, R., Diab, E., van Lierop, Langlois, M., & Legrain, A. (accepted). Non-stop equity: Assessing transit accessibility and social disparity over time. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.
  • Larsen, K., Buliung, R.N., Faulkner, G.E.J. (accepted). Assessing how the built and social environment relate to children’s walking and independent mobility in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Transportation Research Record.
  • Legrain, A., Buliung, R., El-Geneidy, A. (accepted) Who, what, when, and where: Revisiting the influences of transit mode share. Transportation Research Record.
  • Mitra, R., Buliung, R.N. (2015) Exploring differences in school travel mode choice between children and youth. Transport Policy 42: 4-11.
  • Faulkner, G., Mitra, R., Buliung, R., Fusco, C., & Stone, M. in press. Children’s outdoor play time, physical activity, and parental perceptions of the neighbourhood environment. International Journal of Play.
  • Mammen, G. Stone, M., Buliung, R., Faulkner, G. 2014 School Travel Planning in Canada: Identifying child, family, and school-level characteristics associated with travel mode shift from driving to active school travel. Journal of Transport and Health.
  •  Twinomuhangi, R., Buliung, R., Nakitto, M.T., Lett, R. 2014. Application of geographic information systems methodology to injury surveillance in Uganda. International Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. 2(2): 20-39.
  • Richmond, S.A., Rothman, L., Buliung, R., Schwartz, N., Larsen, K., Howard, A. 2014. Exploring the impact of a dedicated streetcar right-of-way on pedestrian motor vehicle collisions:  a quasi experimental design.  Accident Analysis & Prevention. 71(October 2014): 222-227.
  • Mitra, R., and Buliung, R. 2014. The influence of neighbourhood environment and household travel interactions on school travel behaviour: An exploration using geographically-weighted models. Journal of Transport Geography 36: 69-78.
  • Rothman, L., Macarthur, C., To, Teresa, Buliung, R., Howard, A. 2014. Motor vehicle-pedestrian collisions and walking to school:  the role of the built environment. Pediatrics 33(5): 776-784.
  • Mitra, R., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R. (2014) Do parental perceptions of neighbourhood environment influence children’s independent mobility? Urban Studies (DOI: 10.1177/0042098013519140). 20 pages
  • Stone, M., Larsen, K., Faulkner, E.G., Buliung, R.N., Arbour-Nicitopolous, K.P., Lay, J. 2014. Predictors of driving among families living within 2 km from school: Exploring the role of the built environment. Transport Policy 33: 8-16.
  • Mammen, G., Stone, M.R., Faulkner, G., Ramanathan, S., Buliung, R., O’Brien, C., Kennedy, J. 2014. Active School Travel: An Evaluation of the Canadian School Travel Planning Intervention. Preventive Medicine 60: 55-59.
  • Stone, M., Mitra, R., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R. 2014. The freedom to explore: Examining the influence of independent mobility on weekday, weekend and after-school physical activity behaviour in children living in urban and inner-suburban neighbourhoods of varying socioeconomic status. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 11(5). 11 pages
  • Rothman, L., Buliung, R., Macarthur, C., To, T., Howard, A. 2014. Walking and child pedestrian injury:  A systematic review of built environment correlates of safe walking. Injury Prevention 20: 41-49.
  • Rothman, L., To, Teresa, Buliung, R., Macarthur, C., Howard, A. 2014. Influence of social and built environment features on children’s walking to school: An observational study. Preventive Medicine 60(March): 10-15.
  • Faulkner, G., Stone, M., Buliung, R., Wong, B., Mitra, R. 2013. School travel and children’s physical activity: A cross-sectional study examining the influence of distance. BMC Public Health 13:1166 9 pages.
  • Larsen, K., Buliung, R., Faulkner, G. 2013. Safety and school travel: How does the environment along the route relate to safety and mode choice. Transportation Research Record 2327: 9-18.
  • Siddiqi, Z., and Buliung, R. 2013. Information Communications Technology and Dynamic Ridesharing: The past, present, and future prospects. Transportation Planning and Technology 36(6) 479-498.
  • Buliung, R., Larsen, K., Faulkner, G. 2013. The ‘Path’ Not Taken: Exploring Structural Differences in Mapped versus Network Shortest Path School Travel Routes. American Journal of Public Health 103(9) 1589-1596.
  • Fusco, C., Faulkner, G., Moola, F., Buliung, R., and Richichi, V. 2013. Urban School Travel: Exploring Children’s Qualitative Narratives about Their Trip to School. Children,Youth & Environments 23(3): 1-23.
  • Richmond, S., Willan, A.R., Rothman, L., Camden, A., Buliung, R., Macarthur, C., Howard, A. 2013. The impact of pedestrian countdown signals on pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions: a reanalysis of data from a quasi-experimental study. Injury Preventiondoi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040717
  • Stone M.R., Faulkner E.J., Buliung R.N. 2013. How active are children in Toronto? A comparison with accelerometry data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Chronic Disease and Injury in Canada 33(2): 8 pages.
  • Buliung, R.N., and Hernandez T. 2013. Retail Development in Urban Canada: Exploring the Changing Retail Landscape of the Greater Toronto Area (1996 – 2005). International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research 4(3): 32-48.
  • Mammen, G., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R., Lay, J. 2012. Understanding the drive to escort: a cross-sectional analysis examining parental attitudes towards children’s school travel and independent mobility. BMC Public Health. 2012, 12:862. 12 pages
  • Stone, M., Faulkner, G., Mitra, R., Buliung, R. 2012. Physical activity patterns of children in Toronto: The relative role of neighbourhood type and socioeconomic status. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 103(3): 170-174.
  • Buliung, R., Bui, R., Lanyon, R. 2012. When the Internet is not Enough: Toward an understanding of Carpool Services for Service Workers. Transportation. 39:877-893.
  • Lee-Gosselin M.E.H., Buliung R.N. 2012. The role of ICTs in the transformation and experience of travel. Transportation 39:873-876.
  • Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K., Faulkner E.J., Buliung, R.N., Lay, J., Stone, M. 2012. The school run: Exploring carpooling as an intervention option in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), Canada. Transport Policy 21:134-140.
  • Camden, A., Buliung, R., Rothman, L., Macarthur, C., Howard, A. 2012. The impact of pedestrian countdown signals on pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions: A quasi-experimental study. Injury Prevention 18(4): 210-215.
  • Buliung, R., Sultana, S., Faulkner, G.F. 2012. Special section on child and youth mobility: current research and nascent themes. Journal of Transport Geography, 20(1): 31-33.
  • Mitra, R., and Buliung, R. (2012) Built Environment Correlates of Active School Transportation: Neighborhood and the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem. Journal of Transport Geography, 20(1): 51-61.
  • Fusco, C., Moola, F., Faulkner, G., Buliung, R., Richichi, V. 2012. Toward an Understanding of Children’s Perceptions of their Transport Geographies: (Non)Active School Travel and Visual Representations of the Built Environment. Journal of Transport Geography, 20(1): 62-70.
  • Wong, B., Faulkner, G.E., Buliung, R., Irving, Hyacinth. 2011. Mode shifting in school travel mode: Examining the prevalence and correlates of active school transport in Ontario, Canada. BMC Public Health, Aug 3;11: 618 (12 pages). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-618
  • Buliung, R. N. 2011. Wired People in Wired Places: Stories about Machines and the Geography of Activity. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101(6): 1365-1381.
  • Wong, B.Y.M., Faulkner, G., and Buliung, R. 2011. Objectively Measured Environmental Correlates of Active School Transport: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, May 6; 8: 39 (22 pages).
  • Buliung, R., Faulkner, G., Beesley, T., and Kennedy, J. 2011. School Travel Planning: Mobilizing School and Community Resources to Encourage Active School Transportation. Journal of School Health, 81(11): 704-712.
  • Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Faulkner, G.E.J., Buliung, R. N., Stone, M. 2011. Parental Awareness of School Travel Programs. Preventive Medicine, 52: 281-281.
  • Mitra, R., Buliung, R., and Roorda, M. J. 2010. The built environment and school travel mode choice in Toronto, Canada. Transportation Research Record, 2156: 150-159.
  • Buliung, R. N., Soltys, K., Bui, R., Lanyon, R., and Habel, C. 2010. Catching a Ride on the Information Super-Highway: Toward an Understanding of Internet-based Carpool Formation and Use. Transportation, 37(6): 849-873.
  • Faulkner, G., Richichi, V., Buliung, R., Fusco, C., Moola, F. 2010. What’s “Quickest and Easiest?”: Parental decision making about school trip mode. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physcial Activity (IJBNPA), 7(62): 1-11.
  • Mitra, R., Buliung, R. N., and Faulkner, G. 2010.Spatial clustering and temporal mobility of walking school trips in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Health and Place, 16(4): 646-655.
  • Buliung, R. N., Soltys, K., Habel, C., and Lanyon, R. 2009. The “Driving” Factors Behind Successful Carpool Formation and Use. Transportation Research Record, 2118, 31-38.
  • Buliung, R. N., Mitra, R., and Faulkner, G. 2009. Active school transportation in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada: An exploration of trends in space and time (1986-2006). Preventive Medicine, 48, 507-512.
  • Faulkner, G., Buliung, R., Flora, P., and Fusco, C. 2009.  Active school transport, physical activity levels and body weight of children and youth: A systematic review.  Preventive Medicine, 48, 3-8.
  • Buliung, R. N., Roorda, M. J., and Remmel, T. 2008. Exploring spatial variety in patterns of activity-travel behaviour: initial results from the Toronto Travel-Activity Panel Survey. Transportation, 35, 697-722. 
  • Buliung, R. N., and Remmel, T. 2008. Open source, spatial analysis, and activity-travel behaviour research: capabilities of the aspace package. Journal of Geographical Systems, 10, 191-216.
  • Kanaroglou, P. S., and Buliung, R. N. 2008. Estimating the contribution of commercial vehicle movement to mobile emissions in urban areas. Transportation Research Part E, 44, 260-276.
  • Buliung, R. N., Hernandez, T., and Mitchell, J. 2007. Exploring the relationship between big-box retailing and consumer travel demand in the Greater Toronto Area. Canadian Journal of Transportation, 1(2), 122-141.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2007. Activity-travel behaviour research: conceptual issues, state of the art, and emerging perspectives for behavioural analysis and simulation modelling. Transport Reviews, 27: 151-187.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2006. Urban form and household activity-travel behaviour. Growth and Change, 37: 174-201.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2006. A GIS toolkit for exploring geographies of household activity/travel behavior. Journal of Transport Geography, 14: 35-51. 
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2004. On design and implementation of an object-relational spatial database for activity/travel behaviour research. Journal of Geographical Systems, 6: 237-262.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2002. Commute minimization in the Greater Toronto Area: Applying a modified excess commute. Journal of Transport Geography, 10: 177-186.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Deluca, P. F. 2000. Spatial patterns of demand for education at McMaster University. Journal of Geographic Information and Decision Analysis, 4: 27-39.
  • Anderson, W. P., Kanaroglou, P. S., Miller, E. J., and Buliung, R. N. 1996. Simulating automobile emissions in an integrated urban model. Transportation Research Record, 1520: 71-80.
 Book Chapters
  • Buliung, R., Shimi, A., Mitra, R. 2015. Automobility and Non-Motorized Transport in the Global South: China, India, and the Rickshaws of Dhaka. In A. Walks (Ed.) Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics: The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility, publisher: Routledge: New York, pp. 152-168.
  • Buliung, R., Larsen, K., Hess, P., Faulkner G., Fusco, C., Rothman, L. 2015. Driven to School: Social fears and traffic environments. In A. Walks (Ed.) Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving
    Politics: The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility, publisher: Routledge: New York, pp. 81-100.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Morency C. 2010. “Seeing is Believing”: Exploring opportunities for the visualization of spatiotemporal dimensions of activity-travel and land use processes. In A. Páez, Le Gallo, J., R.N. Buliung, and S. Dall’erba (Eds.) Progress in Spatial Analysis: Theory and Computation, and Thematic Applications, Springer.
  • Páez, A., Le Gallo, J., Buliung, R. N., and Dall’Erba, S. 2010. “Progress in spatial analysis: Introduction” In A. Paez, Le Gallo, J., R.N. Buliung, and S. Dall’erba (Eds.) Progress in Spatial Analysis: Theory and Computation, and Thematic Applications, Springer.
  • Buliung, R. N., Kanaroglou, P. S., and Maoh, H. F. 2005. GIS, objects and integrated urban models. In M. E.H. Lee-Gosselin and S.T. Doherty (Eds.), Integrated Land-use and Transportation Models: Behavioural Foundations, Chapter 9, pp. 207-230 Elsevier, Oxford (UK).
  • Buliung, R. N., and Kanaroglou, P. S. 2004. An exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) toolkit for the analysis of activity/travel data. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), 3044: 1016-1025.
  • Páez, A., Le Gallo, J., Buliung, R., and Dall’Erba, S. (Eds.) (2010)Progress in Spatial Analysis: Theory and Computation, and Thematic Applications, Book, Springer.
  • Buliung, R. N., and Hernandez T. 2009. Places to Shop and Places to Grow: Power Retail, Consumer Travel Behaviour, and Urban Growth Management in the Greater Toronto Area. Published by the NEPTIS Foundation.

Research Clusters:
Cities and Everyday Life

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