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Thomas, R. (in press) Implications of immigrants’ housing and transportation choices on urban planning: The case of Filipinos in Toronto. Planning Practice & Research.

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2015) Policy transfer among planners in transit-oriented development. Town Planning Review 86(5) 537–560. DOI: 10.3828/tpr.2015.32

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2015) Defining critical success factors in TOD implementation using rough set analysis. Journal of Transport and Land Use. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu.2015.513 OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, R. and Bertolini, L. (2014) Beyond the case study dilemma in urban planning: Using a meta-matrix to distil critical success factors in transit-oriented developmentUrban Policy and Research 32(2): 219-237. DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2014.882256

Thomas, R. (2013) Viewing immigrants’ housing and neighbourhood choices through the lens of community resilienceSurveys and Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society (S.A.P.I.E.N.S.) 6(1). OPEN ACCESS

Thomas, R. (2013) Resilience and housing choices among Filipino immigrants in Toronto. International Journal of Housing Policy 13(4): 408-432. DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2013.840112

Thomas, R. (2010) “Why can’t we get around?” Travelling under constraints in Metro VancouverCanadian Journal of Urban Research 19(1): 89-110.

Thomas, R. (2009) Tomorrow’s transportation demographics: Youth and young adults. Plan Canada 49(4): 22-25.

Thomas, R. (2008) Engaged or disinterested? Youth political and civic participation in Canadian transportation planning. Critical Planning 15(1): 121-139.

Thomas, R. (2004) Instead of global warming: Husky Industrial Campus. Landscape Architecture 94(6): 60-66.

Thomas, R. (2002) A city’s sense of snow. Landscape Architecture 92(12): 123-127.

Thomas, R. (2000) Learning from A.E. Bye. Land Forum 2(3): 68-73


Peer-Reviewed Articles Under Consideration 

Thomas, R., Pojani, D., Lenferink, S., Bertolini, L., Stead, D. and Van der Krabben, E. Is TOD an easily transferable concept? (Submitted February 2015)


Encyclopedia Entries and Book Reviews

Thomas, R. (in press). The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies (book review). Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Thomas, R. (2017). Town and Crown: An Illustrated History of Canada’s Capital (book review). Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI 10.1177/0739456X16688769

Thomas, R. (2015) Changing Lanes: Visions and Histories of urban Freeways (book review). Canadian Journal of Urban Research 24(1): 102-105.

Thomas, R. (2015) Remaking the City Grid (book review). Spacing 36: 60.

Thomas, R. (2014) Tipping Points. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being ResearchDordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Volume 11, 6667-6670.

Thomas, R. (2013) Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (book review)Journal of Planning Education and Research 33(2): 245-247.

Thomas, R. (2011) Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada’s Provinces (book review). Canadian Journal of Urban Research 20(1): 164-166.



Thomas, R. (2011) Resiliency in Housing and Transportation Choices: The Experiences of Filipino Immigrants in Toronto. Ph.D. Dissertation. UBC. Supervisory committee: Penny Gurstein (supervisor), Tom Hutton and Elvin Wyly. Download the Summary here.

Thomas, R. (2007) The Social Travel Patterns of Youth and Young Adults. Masters Thesis. UBC.