Oladapo (Alex) Olajide
MScP | Research Assistant
Oladapo (Alex) Olajide is young transport planning consultant who is passionate about the strategic role of transportation in fostering economically vibrant, healthy, and sustainable cities globally. He has worked as an intern planning consultant with Arup Canada and EcoPlan International (EPI) respectively. Alex completed his master’s degree in Planning from the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) specializing in transportation. He also obtained a bachelor’s of Environmental Studies degree in International Development from the University of Waterloo in 2013. Alex professional specialties cover transport infrastructure planning, economics, finance, and development. His primary career goal is to guide transport agencies, governments, private business, and the public in making informed decisions about urban transport investments using advanced evidence based transportation techniques.
For his master’s research project at SCARP, Alex conducted a global examination of Land Value Capture (LVC) mechanisms (Development based and Taxation based) to ascertain their potential and trade-offs as strategic tools for financing urban transit projects and enabling compact urban forms.
Alex’s research interests include:
- Alternative models for transit project finance and procurement
- Transit ridership elasticities
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
- Transport Demand Management (TDM) strategies
MScP (2015) Planning – The University of British Columbia
BEs (2013) International Development – University of Waterloo
Alex was tasked with conducting data entry and preparation for the CHANGE project.