Prof. Saxe investigates the relationship between the infrastructure we build and the society we create, with a particular focus on environmental sustainability. Our infrastructure systems are the skeletal structure of society; they drive how we live, work, consume and travel. The need for quantitative understanding of the sustainable impact of infrastructure is pressing. Toronto alone will spend $40 billion in the next 10 years on infrastructure; globally $90 trillion will be spent within 15 years.
Prof. Saxe is an alumna of Action Canada and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Committee on Sustainability, the Transportation Research Board’s standing committee on Transportation and Sustainability, and Waterfront Toronto’s Capital Peer Review Panel.
Education and Designations
- Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics from McGill (2007)
- Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT (2009)
- PhD from the University of Cambridge in Engineering (2016) (Jesus College)
- Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto (2016)
- PEng (Ontario)
I am recruiting MASc and PhD students for interdisciplinary research investigating infrastructure sustainability. This research calls on methods from construction engineering, construction governance, geotechnics, transport engineering, energy engineering, industrial ecology, accessibility analysis, land use planning and big data analysis. Interested candidates should email a CV, unofficial transcripts, and a brief research proposal (max 1 page).
- Hui, N, Saxe, S., Roorda, M., Hess, P. and Miller E. J. (2018). "Measuring the completeness of complete streets", Transport Reviews, DOI: 10.1080/01441647.2017.1299815
- Saxe, S, Miller, E. and Guthrie, P. (2017). "The greenhouse gas impact of the Sheppard Subway Line" Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol 51, March 2017, 261-271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2017.01.007
- Widener, M. J., Saxe, S., Galloway, T. (2017). “The Relationship between Airport Infrastructure and Flight Arrivals in Remote Northern Canadian Communities”. Artic, Vol 70, No. 3. Pg 249-248, https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4663
- Xi, Y., Saxe, S. and Miller, E. (2016).“Accessing the Toronto Subway: Access by Mode and Catchment Area.” Transportation Research Record,No. 2543, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2016, pp. 52–61. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2543-06
|Course Code||Title & Description||Session||Day(s)||Start Time||End||Section|
|CIV100H||Fall 2018||Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.|
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