Profile of Mr Mohammad Ali Behbahani Politecnico di Milano

Mohammad Ali Behbahani

This project will explore the role of new towns in the (post) oil-based economy of the Middle East. My aim is to investigate to what extend the production of new towns is part of a clearly identified national development strategy in one hand; on the other to assess to what extend this strategy is producing relevant effects. I will tend to adopt different perspectives in this sense, whether new towns are considered and planned as tools either to manage growth or produce new urban quality, or foster economic development in certain economic fields or even to cope with social issues.

General research interests

urban planning