Dr. Mahbubur Meenar is an Assistant Professor of Planning in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability at Rowan University. He examines the connection between spatial and human dimensions in developing plans for sustainable communities, focusing on the nexus of land, water, and food. His research interests also include the use of geospatial and other digital technologies in participatory spatial planning. Dr. Meenar launched the Community Planning & Visualization Lab in Spring 2017. The lab’s current projects include brownfield redevelopment planning, green infrastructure planning, and multisensory virtual reality in participatory planning. His work has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of American Planning Association, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Planning Literature, Landscape and Urban Planning, Local Environment, and Environmental Management.