Sepideh Shahamati is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University. She has a master’s degree from Newcastle University in Architecture, Planning, and Landscape, and a BA in Urban Planning and Design. Her research focuses on humanistic approaches in planning theory and practice. She is interested in the culture of people, people’s interaction with the built environment and the tangible and intangible dimensions of cultural heritage. In her current research, she explores ways of integrating intangible assets of cities in planning and policy-making through investigating mapping methods.