My research works have focused on ethnic communities and the effects of immigration, religion and cultures on urban structures and public policies. My most recent works are on urban/suburban growth in Alberta, human rights and zoning, high density rural regions of India, effects of tall buildings in Colombo, Sri Lanka and affordable housing in the United Arab Emirates. I recently edited two special issues of Plan Canada on "Planning around the edges" and "Human rights and the city". My co-authored book "Understanding India's new approach to Spatial Development and Planning" published by Oxford University Press is available in the market. Currently, I am pursuing three projects: 1. Alberta Land Institute-funded project on annexations in Alberta; 2. SSHRC-funded project "Human Rights and the City"; and 3. Canada First Research Excellence Fund-sponsored project "Municipalities and Future Energy Systems".