I am a PhD scholar in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. I am an Urban Planner having diverse experience in affordable housing schemes, land use planning, database mapping and solid waste management sector. Studying conflicts of planning policies and practices with local community’s needs has always been my aspiration. My PhD research is about shared housing, particularly room sharing in the private rental housing market in Sydney. My previous research includes impact assessment of Regularisation and Development Program for squatter settlements, and Public Private Partnership Program for solid waste management services in Lahore, Pakistan.