Bio and CV
Mohammad is an urban planner and a visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SCARP. Following the completion of his PhD in Planning and Decision Analysis, Mohammad started the three-year international research project Multiculturalism in Urban Planning, based at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) at Uppsala University in Sweden. Addressing the question of living with difference through the lens of spatial analysis, Mohammad's main topics of interest include: cultural diversity and multiculturalism in urban planning, urban form and spatial morphology of multicultural cities, neighbourhood segregation, spatial encounters in public spaces, and GIS analysis of ethnic segregation. Mohammad is currently one of the collaborators at the UBC Migration research group.
As a planning practitioner, Mohammad is interested in the general theme of Social Sustainability and the question of how planning processes may exert influence on daily aspects of living together in difference in multicultural cities. Prior to joining UBC, Mohammad has been pursuing similar questions in practice and has the experience of working for WSP, the Stockholm office in Sweden.