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Challenges of participatory urban design: Suggestions for socially rooted problems in the case study of Sang-e-siah, Shiraz, Iran (2017)
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Souri, E., Pakzad, J., & Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2017, July). Challenges of participatory urban design: Suggestions for socially rooted problems in the case study of Sang-e-siah, Shiraz, Iran. Presented at Silk Cities Conference

The paper commences by introducing a problematic participatory urban design project. This is followed by identifying the main social obstacles found through qualitative interviews (with 20 residents of the neighborhood) and meetings with authorities... Read More about Challenges of participatory urban design: Suggestions for socially rooted problems in the case study of Sang-e-siah, Shiraz, Iran.

Urban continuity and urban change; lessons from Jolfa a historical district of Isfahan (2012)
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Ahmadi Venhari, A., & Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2012, November). Urban continuity and urban change; lessons from Jolfa a historical district of Isfahan. Presented at Silk Cities

There is a dialectical relationship between continuity and change in urban phenomena. When urban change accelerates, especially due to external forces, cities are likely to face the crisis of identity. Iran is a country that has undergone very differ... Read More about Urban continuity and urban change; lessons from Jolfa a historical district of Isfahan.

Iranian townscape and city form, from water-based to oilbased cities (2012)
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cities. Presented at International conference urban change in Iran

The development of cities is based on economy in Iran. Water and later oil have been the main economic resources and therefore associated with power. Taking this point of view, this research discusses what traits influenced the form and townscape of... Read More about Iranian townscape and city form, from water-based to oilbased cities.

Between knowledge, belief, and desire, green utopia and its application (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Khabazi, M., & Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2011, February). Between knowledge, belief, and desire, green utopia and its application. Paper presented at 5th International Forum on Urbanism [IFoU]

This paper shows how greed utopia is informed by knowledge, beliefs and other common desires

Studying the role of knowledge: How urban design knowledge has changed in the last quarter of a century
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Foroughmand Araabi, H. Studying the role of knowledge: How urban design knowledge has changed in the last quarter of a century. Presented at Global Urban Higher Education: the challenges and potentials of internationalisation

n 1992 A.V. Moudon published an article titled: “A Catholic Approach to Organizing What Urban Designers Should Know” where she introduced a set of categorisations that helps urban designers to organise their knowledge. After almost quarter a century,... Read More about Studying the role of knowledge: How urban design knowledge has changed in the last quarter of a century.