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Assessing the effective resources of urban designing in Iran, based on the localization approach (2017)
Journal Article
Foroughmand Araabi, H., Khabazi, M., & Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2017). Assessing the effective resources of urban designing in Iran, based on the localization approach

Urban design, like any other branch of the social sciences and built-environment studies, has developed in relation with the contexts in which it has emerged. Built environments in Iran have been constructed in a different way compared to their Europ... Read More about Assessing the effective resources of urban designing in Iran, based on the localization approach.

Schools and skills of critical thinking for urban design (2017)
Journal Article
Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2018). Schools and skills of critical thinking for urban design. Journal of Urban Design, 23(5), 763-779. https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2017.1369874

© 2017, © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper explores possible ways in which urban design can engage with critical thinking and critical theory. After a brief explanation of the terms, with particular attention t... Read More about Schools and skills of critical thinking for urban design.

Multiple expectations: Assessing the assumed roles of theory in relation to urban design (2017)
Journal Article
Foroughmand Araabi, H. (2017). Multiple expectations: Assessing the assumed roles of theory in relation to urban design. Journal of Urban Design, 22(5), 658-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2017.1298402

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Designers take different approaches when dealing with urban problems. Some find solutions in existing theories, some rely on their creativity, and many take a middle way. The questions h... Read More about Multiple expectations: Assessing the assumed roles of theory in relation to urban design.

Challenges of participatory urban design: Suggestions for socially rooted problems in the case study of Sang-e-siah, Shiraz, Iran (2017)
Presentation / Conference
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.