Tamim Raad has 16 years of planning experience in consulting, research and government, as well as with non-governmental organizations. His expertise is in strategic and urban physical planning with a focus on sustainable transportation. This includes transit service, rapid transit, bicycle and pedestrian planning, demand and parking management, street and urban design, and—the foundation of sustainable transportation—land-use and transit-oriented communities planning. He is co-author of An International Sourcebook of Automobile Dependence in Cities (1999), a comprehensive study of transportation, land use and environmental trends and patterns over four decades in 45 global cities. He is the former director of Strategic Planning and Policy at TransLink, and currently is principal of Access Planning Consultants.