With a background in architecture, Kaveh Fouladinasab has worked from 2005 to 2011 at ‘Memararsh’ Engineering Consultants, Tehran, Iran. Besides working in area of praxis, he has worked as part-time lecturer in various universities in Iran. In 2011, he has awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) research scholarship. Currently, he is doing his doctoral research in the field of Urban and Regional Planning at Institute for Urban and Regional Planning (ISR) at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He is also a member of ‘Participation Studies’ unit at Center for Technology and Society (CTS), Technical University of Berlin.
Kaveh Fouladinasab is interested in public participation in urban planning process. He is also interested in social and structural issues and characteristics of urban contexts. Based on his work experiences, he is also interested in slums/informal settlements planning and more generraly in poverty reduction and social justice.
Kaveh Fouladinasab’s doctoral research seeks to analyze the transformation in public participation in urban planning processes with special focus on different social and structural contexts by using a comparative study between planned and self-organized areas in Iran, Tehran, due to its dynamic urban life and its historically opened arms to embrace the rural migrants.