Hooshmand Alizadeh

Senior Postdoc Researcher

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Hooshmand Alizadeh is a senior postdoc researcher at the ISR. In February 2019, he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship towards joining the ISR in Vienna. He holds an MA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran, (1995-1998), and a PhD from Newcastle University, UK, on The design principles of traditional urban cores in Iran (2001-2006). Before joining the ISR, he was an Associate Professor of Urban Design at the University of Kurdistan, Iran. As an academic member of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, he headed this department during 2006-2016. Since 2015, he has been Vice Dean for Research at the Faculty of Art and Architecture, University of Kurdistan. His research mainly focuses on public spaces, Kurdish/Iranian cities, urban form, and urban sustainability. His current project is titled A cross-cultural comparative study of women's interaction in public spaces in Iran and Iraq and a selection of European cities. The study examines women's spatiality, particularly the extent of their interactions in public spaces. Click here for more information on his publications.

Research Areas

  • Public spaces

  • women’s public space

  • sustainable urban development

  • urban form

  • behavior and space

  • Kurdish/Iranian cities