Maged Senbel's research focuses on public engagement in long term neighbourhood planning. He strives to make planning more accessible to both expert and non-expert audiences. His publications include research on neighbourhood scale energy performance and comparative GHG emissions analysis, municipal climate change planning, youth engagement in climate change planning, leadership in sustainability planning, and different approaches to spatial thinking for people new to design. He has additionally theorized on approaches for cultivating inclusive and intercultural visions of a compelling urban future. Senbel is currently leading a 3-year SSHRC funded project on inclusive planning practice with a near term focus on refugees and vulnerable immigrants. He is also leading ongoing research on community scale reductions in energy and emissions.