M. Rafee Majid received his PhD in City & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. He is currently the Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation, Commercialisation and Networking) of The Faculty of Built Environment, UTM and professor of environmental planning at its Department of Urban & Regional Planning. His research interests are at the intersection of land use, environmental planning and GIS applications. He is much enthusiastic about looking into the impact of urban design on the environment and environmental behaviours of urban residents.