Profile of Miss Sanaz Shobeiri PhD Researcher at School of Architecture and the Built Environment- University of Westminster

Sanaz Shobeiri

I have been working in the both fields of Architecture and Landscape Urbanism. During and since completing my MA in architecture I have been working on Architectural projects with different functions such as residential, educational and cultural in the architectural scales like 1:100 and 1:200.

Since 2010 I have also been working on how to use the existing natural structures of the cities in Landscape Urbanism. At present my PhD Research is about the large-scale strategies regarding the natural structures of the river-valleys in the design-planning process at the scale of a city.

General research interests

My research interest is about the relationship between human-beings and nature in the urban contexts by specific consideration on the existing natural structures of the cities. I am interested in studying of how these natural structures can be applied in the design and planning in a way that responses to the socio-cultural aspects of sustainability as well.

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

PhD- Investigation of Large-Scale Strategies in Design-Planning process of Tehran’s 7 River-Valleys”

PhD Abstract

PhD “Investigation of Large-Scale Strategies in Design-Planning process of Tehran’s 7 River-Valleys”
-School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Westminster
-Supervised by Professor Marion Roberts- Due for submission in 2015
My thesis investigates the relationship between human-beings and nature in an urban context by specific consideration on the synthesis of river-valleys.
In this research I have a multi-disciplinary approach involved in Landscape Urbanism and Cultural Geography for design and planning process of Tehran’s river-valleys. This approach creates a link between keys factors
defining this relationship in Iranian-Tehranian background, the present/future needs and problems of citizens and city’s natural environment and also
existing potentials of both worlds.