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 | Post date: 2016/12/27 | 
 
mahshid ghorbanian, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and
Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
Phone: +982173228259
Email:  ghorbanianiust.ac.ir
Overview
 
Dr. Mahshid Ghorbanian is an Urban Designer with more than 15 years of professional experience. She currently works as an assistant professor at the department of Landscape Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran. She is the author or coauthor of more than 21 scholarly articles and monographs, and author of 9 books and book chapters. Dr. Ghorbanian’s research interests include modeling and simulation, urban spatial structure and public health, analytical methods and techniques through design process, and healthy urban transportation in the complex city network.
 


 

Education and Qualifications

Ph.D. in Geography and Urban planning (2009- 2013)

University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Thesis Title: Analyzing Urban Safety due to Spatial Structure of the city (Based on Land Use Characteristics) Using Space Syntax

MA. in Urban Design, September (2006- 2008)

Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Dissertation Title: Urban Main Streets; Design Guidelines for Creating a Vibrant Space for Public Life

BA. in Urban Planning Degree, September (2002- 2006)

University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran

Dissertation Title: Urban Districts in Iran

Publications

a: Books (Author)

  • Ghorbanian, M. (2020), "Recognition of Social Safety in Urban Spaces: How to Design a Safe City?" (in Persian), Tahan Press, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A., and Mashhadimogham, N. (2020), Smart Growth; Sustainable Cities and Human-Based Transportation Priorities, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), England.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2014), "City Center; From Theory to Urban Design Guidelines" (in Persian), Tehran Art University Press, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A., Khaksari, A. (2006), "Urban Mahallas in Iran (in Persian), Second Edition, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies Press, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2006), "Planning Environmental Conditions; Principles of Urban Climatology" (in Persian), Fifth Edition, Tahan Press, Tehran, Iran.


b: Peer Reviewed Book chapters       
  • Ghorbanian, M., Chehregan, Z. (2022), “The relation between urban physical indicators and solar irradiation availability on building envelopes: using Tehran as a case study ". In Sustainable Urbanism in Developing Countries (chapter 13). Taylor & Francis Group, America.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2016), "Using Advanced Approaches in Urban Design Researches: A Mutation from 3D Digital Models to Virtual Reality". In Handbook of Research on Emerging Digital Tools for Architectural Surveying, Modeling, and Representation (pp. 2281-2308). IGI Global.

C: Book (Translation from English into Persian)
  • NACTO, I. (2013). "Urban Street Design Guide". Island Press/Center for Resource Economics. Translated by: Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2017), Tehran Art University Press, Tehran, Iran.
  • Meeda, B., Parkyn, N., & Walton, D. S. (2007). "Graphics for urban design". Thomas Telford. Translated by: Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2012). Tahan Press, Tehran, Iran.

D: Journal Publications

  • Ghorbanian, M., (2022) "Evaluating the Effects of Land Use Spatial Structure on Pedestrian's Mental Safety in Urban Mahalla layouts Using Space Syntax (Case Study: Manzariye and Bazar Malallas in Tabriz, Iran)", International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development (IJAUD) Journal, under publication-118, DOI: 10.30495/IJAUD.2021.58213.1502.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (2020), "The Evolution of Urban Zoning from Conventional to Form Based Codes; Introducing Non-Euclidean Zoning Techniques", International Journal of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shariatpour, F. (2020), " Applying of City Information Modeling (CIM) Technology; a new approach in smart urban management (Case study: Kalad, Tehran City)", International Journal of Urban and Rural Management, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Behzadfar, M., Shariatpour, F. (2020), "Analyzing Techniques of Urban Facade with the Approach of Developing Topic-based Analysis of Cityscape due to the Factors Affecting it; An Urban Design Perspective", Journal of Architecture & Urban Planning, Art University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shariatpour, F. (2019), "Procedural Modeling as a Practical Technique for 3D Assessment in Urban Design via CityEngine", International Journal of Architecture & Urban Planning, Vol 29, No. 2, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2018), "Effects of Urban Spatial Configurations and Physical Structures on Pedestrians' Perception of Subjective Duration", Interaction Design and Architecture(s), No.36.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2017). "Toward time-based design: Creating an applied time evaluation checklist for urban design research". Frontiers of Architectural Research, 6(3), 290-307
  • Ghorbanian, M., PourMohammadi, M. (2017), "Fear of Crime in Urban Spaces: Recognizing the Impressive and Operative Locational Components for Fear Control and Security Increment Based on Theoretical Approaches", (in Persian), Armanshahr Architecture & Urban Development Journal, Tehran, Iran, No. 19.
  • Ghorbanian, M., PourMohammadi, M.  (2013), "Crime prevention in Urban Design: Towards Space Syntax Approach as a Quantitative Analytic Modeling of Qualitative Issue of Security (Based on Spatial Configuration)", Armanshahr Architecture & Urban Development Journal, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 5, No. 10.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (2011), "Recognizing Neighborhood Satisfaction; Significant Dimensions and Assessment Factors", International Journal of Academic Research, Vol. 3, No. 1.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (2010), " Reconstruction of Urban Central Districts: Intervention Pattern and Renovation Guidelines in Perceptional Micro Areas ", (in Persian), Iranian Association of Architecture & Urbanism Journal, No. 1.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Behzadfar, M. (2007), "A Good Street Design based on Environmental Characteristics", (in Persian), Armanshahr Architecture & Urban Development Journal, Tehran, Iran, No. 1.
  • . . .

E: conference publications

  • Ghorbanian, M., Behzadfar, M., Shahzeidi, F. (2019), "Recognizing the Qualities Affecting urban landscape design", (in Persian), 6th.National Congress on Civil Engineering, Architecture              and Urban Development (16-17 March 2019), Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2010), "Sustainable Green Corridor as Breathing Spaces: Ecological Effects on City", ICSAUD 2010 (International Conference on Sustainable Architecture & Urban Design), Malaysia.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (2008), "How Good Is a Street? An Environmental Characteristic Based Evaluation",  the 2nd Symposium on the Best City, Best Plan of Hamedan Conference, Hamedan, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M., Shakibamanesh, A. (2008), "Investigating on City Centers Problems; Finding Criteria to determine their Effect Range", Zagros Traditional Settlements International Conference, Sanandaj, Iran.
  • . . .

Academic Experience

September 2016 – Present: Assistant professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
2016- 2017: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
2013- 2015: Guest Lecturer, Department of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
2013- 2015: Guest Lecturer, Department of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.
2013- 2014: Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tehran University, Aras International Campus, Jolfa, Iran.
2010: Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.

Academic positions  

 
2020 - Member of ipcc, IRAN Meteorological Organization, Tehran, Iran.
2016- Present- Member of center of excellence in Smart City, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
2016- Member of Cityscape association, Iran's Municipalities and Village Administrators, Tehran, Iran.
 

Teaching Experience

Master of Landscape Architecture

  • Digital landscape design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Urban landscape, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH METHOD for landscape architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Master of Urban Design & Planning

  • Urban Planning Studio 1 (Strategic Planning), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Urban Planning Studio 2 (Neighborhood Problem-Solving Scale), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Urban Transportation Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2016-Present) and Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran (2015-2017) and Department of Urban Planning, University of Tehran, Aras Campus, Jolfa, Iran (2013).
  • Regional Transportation Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Urban Transportation DESIGN, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran (2015-2017).
  • Housing Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Planning for urban designers, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • ADVANCED RESEARCH METHOD, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Methods & Techniques in Urban Design, Tabriz Islamic Arts University, Tabriz, Iran (2013-2014).
  • Urban Design Studio 2 (District Scale), Tabriz Islamic Arts University, Tabriz, Iran (2014) and
Payam-e- Noor University, Tehran Shargh Branch, Tehran, Iran (2017).
  • Urban Challenges in iran (seminar), Department of Urban Planning, University of Tehran, Aras Campus, Jolfa, Iran (2013).
 

Bachelor of civil engineering

  • Fundamentals of Urban Design and architecture, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran (2010).

Bachelor of Urban Studies and Architecture

  • Urban Studies studio 3 (Neighborhood Design), Department of Urban Planning and Design, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran (2014-2015).
  • Urban Studies studio 2 (Data Collection, Data Analysis, Formulation of Goals & Objectives), Department of Urban Planning and Design, School of Architecture and Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran (2013-2014).
  • physical planning, Department of Architecture, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran (2012- 2014).
  • Research and writing METHODs, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2023).

 

 

Supervisorships

a: supervisor

Master of Landscape architecture:

  • Ahmadi, Yasaman (in progress), "Reinventing Playgrounds: The Impact of Flexible Forms and Shapes on Children's Creativity in Green Play Spaces Powered by Pufferfish; Case study: Narenjestan Park, Tehran", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Rezaee, Maede, S., (in progress), "Therapeutic Landscape Design: Evidence-based design of Green Spaces for Children to Reduce Stress Level and Improve the Effectiveness and Efficiency Using EEG", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Ebadi, Yalda, (in progress), " Designing a Creative School for Autistic Children Based on Optimizing Sensory Integration Spaces Using the Evomass Plugin for Rhino; Case study: Ekbatan Town, Tehran", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Vakili, Mohammad, (in progress), "Developing a user-centered approach to an optimized urban park design according to visual preferences; Applying VR-based design by Unreal Engine; Case study: Mehregan Park", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Saeed Bani Mehdi Dehkordi, (in progress), "Landscape design of the Midblock spaces at residential complexes to create Wind Comfort Zone Using Swift Modeling", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Vakili, Mohammad, (in progress), "Developing a user-centered approach to an optimized urban park design according to visual preferences; Applying VR-based design by Unreal Engine; Case study: Mehregan Park", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Nikzade, Mohammad S. (in progress), "The Landscape of Fear: Creating a Terrifying Experience through Designing a Horror-Themed Wonder Park Powered by Virtual Reality", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • VahediPour, Elnaz (in progress), "Parametric Daylighting Simulation to Redesigning a Site for Optimal Shading Structure Performance Using TRNlizard Plugin for Rhino: A Biomimicry Approach; Case study: Tehran Botanical Garden", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Soltani, Masoume (in progress), "Scented Waterscapes: Enhancing User Experience through Designing a Scented Water Garden; Case study: Chenaran Park, Lavasan", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Sheikhzade, Shokouh (in progress), "Reducing the Heat Island Effect Through a Biophilic Promenade Design for Urban Comfort Using Ladybug; Case study: Marnan Bridge to Shahrestan Bridge, Isfahan", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Kabiri, Mohammad M. (in progress), "Multi-Sensory Approaches to Highway Landscape Design: enhancing the remembering time durability of highway edges and intersections; Case study: Modares High. to kave Blv., Tehran", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Alkamel, Maryam. (in progress), "Performance-Based Design for Creating a Multi-Functional and Adaptable Space for Resilient Riverside at a hot and dusty climate; Case study: Shatolkoufe, Najaf, Iraq", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.
  • Alkamel, Maryam. (in progress), "Enhancing the Auditory Experience of Place Formal Elements of Soundscapes and their Impact on Noise Control and Sonic Branding Using SoundPlan; Case study: South Bus Terminal, Tehran", Department of Landscape Architecture, School of architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology.

Master of urban design:

  • Shariatpour, Farshad (2019), "Designing Residential Town Based on Procedural Design Modeling", Master of Urban Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Yousefi-e-Salekdeh, Mahnaz (2019), "Nightscape design; Representing the Night Scene in the Physical Body of the City", Master of Urban Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Sharifi, Shahrzad (in progress), "Designing Sub-Surface Spaces with an Emphasis on increasing Social Safety", Master of Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Master of urban planning:

  • Chehraghan, Zahra (2019), "Solar Urban Planning Based on Urban morphological indicators”, Master of Urban Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Bachelor of Urban design and planning

  • Zeynali, Arezoo (2014), "Identifying the Patterns of Rehabilitation of Urban Texture (case study: Sanglaj Mahalla of Tehran)", BA in Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mirzaee, Roghaye (2014), "Enhancing the Environmental Safety Based on the CPTED Approach (Case Study: East of Monirieh District)", BA in Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Khani, Shaghayegh (2014), "Increasing Vitality of Urban Places with an Emphasis on the Enhancing of
Visual Quality of Pedestrians", BA in Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Khezri M., Mohammad (2014), "Analytical Comparison of Hafez Street Based on Successful Place Making Measures", BA in Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Motahari, Mahya (2014), "The Challenges of Realization of Social Justice in Amirye Mahalla", BA in Urban Studies, Department of Urban Studies, Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran.

b: advisor

Master of architecture technology:

  • Sabery, Mohammad, and Tajabadi, Iman (2023), " Developing an Algorithm for digital design and construction of house ", Master of Technology of Architecture, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Master of urban design:

  • Shahzeidi, Fariba (2019), "Redesign of the Urban landscape in Center-Oriented Places based on Citizen's Visual Preferences", Master of Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Professional affiliations and services

REsEARCH sCHOLAR

  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Architecture (DIDA), University of Florence, Florence, Italy (August- June, 2022).

Reviewer of Journals and Conferences

  • Habitat International, ), Elsevier B.V. (2019-Present).
  • Cities (The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning), Elsevier B.V. (2018-Present).
  • International Journal of Architectural Engineering & Urban Planning (IJAEUP), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2012-Present).
  • Urban Studies Journal (in Persian), Kordestan University, Sanandaj, Iran, (2012-Present).
  • Armanshahr Architecture & Urban Development journal; ISC degree (Both in English and Persian), (2012- Present).
  • Journal of Architecture and Urban Planning (Name Honar) in Persian, Tehran Art University, (2013-2018).
  • Iranian Association of Architecture & Urbanism Journal (in Persian), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2015-Present).
  • The Journal of Fine Arts (Tarh-o-Namd) (Both in English and Persian), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2015-Present).
  • Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran (2018-Present).

Scientific Committee Member

  • International Conference on Urban and Intercity Roads Landscape (a Vernacular Approach), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2018.
  • Future City; Urban Design and Its Governance Seminar and Workshop (Main Lecturer: Professor Matthew Carmona), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, February 2017.
  • 4th National Conference on Recent Achievements in Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism,

Allame Tabatabaee University, Tehran, Iran. 2017.
  • Cooperation with "Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center" as a member of "the Committee for Development of Urban and Architecture Ideas" June 2015- September 2016.
  • Local Facades, Global Cities: Choosing the Best Facades of Tabriz, Department of Planning and Architecture, Tabriz City municipality, 2016.
  • 1st National Conference of Urban Planning, Urban Management, Sustainable Development, Tehran, Iran, 2014.

Workshops

  • Ghorbanian, M. (2023), "Rhino for Urban Designers and Architects", School of Architecture and Urban Studies, Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (November 26, 2022), "Scincometric: Applying VOSviewer to explore hot research topics", School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (May 24, 2023), "Grasshopper for Landscape Architects", School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (May 31, 2021) and (2023), "GIS; Applying Geographic Information System in Landscape Design", School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (May 8, 2018), "Ethics in Research; Prevention of Plagiarism ", Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ghorbanian, M. (May 17, 2017), "Scientific Ways of Validation and Identification of Valid Journals from Invalid and Fake Journals", Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Keynote speaker

  • Ghorbanian, M. (2017), "Evaluation of Social Behavior and Safety in Local Texture Based on Functional Layout of the Community", New Techniques for Urban Space Assessment Seminar, September 2017, Nazar Lab, Tehran, Iran.

accomplished Projects

a: Research Projects:
  • 2020-2021, “A review of soundscape design in the city with the aim of improving the quality of urban landscape perception”; Funded by the Vice-Chancellery for Research and Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017-2018, "Understanding the Modeling of Network Analysis Based on Space Syntax"; Funded by the Vice-Chancellery for Research and Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016-2017, "Explaining the Urban Design Principles of Safe and Vibrant Communities"; Funded by the Vice-Chancellery for Research and Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016-2019, "Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces Based on Smart Growth Approach; an Effort to Promote Urban Environments Giving Priority to Sustainable Human-Based Transportation (Case Study: District 12 of Tehran)"; Funded by Tehran Art University.

b: Professional Projects

  • 2007, Collaboration with Farnahad Consulting Engineers Co. (Grade 1 in Urban planning & Design), in compiling:
        • Master Plan for New City of Toos, Mashhad, Iran.
        • The Mountain Park of Kamar Maghboula, Mashhad, Iran

C: Internal Research Projects
  • April 1400, "noise pollution; Identification of practical issues in the field of demands assessment; introducing research priorities of urban projects", Tehran Province General Environment Department (Research and Technology Department). Iran, Tehran.
  • September 1400, "Urbanscape of the city entrances; Preparing a comprehensive RFP for Makou ", Makou Free Zone Organization (Urban Planning and Geographical Information Management), Iran, Makou.

ResEarch Interests

urban spatial structure and public health
modeling and simulation: New Technologies in Design and Smart Cities
analytical methods and techniques through design process
Healthy transportation and sustainable mobility in the complex city network: New Solutions for Sustainability, Health, and City Scenarios based on methodological innovation
morphological and visual analysis of THE city texture: Enhancing Future Urban Life Quality
 
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