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Melika, Mehriar


I am a phD student of Sustinability and Urban Regeneration at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.My maim research focus is urban sprawl and its association to travel behavior in developing countries. More specifically, I am investigating urban forms, travel behavior and its impact on the quality of life. I also have professional working experience in urban and regional planning, land use and urban travel policies.

Academic Career 
Since 2017
PhD student at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Sustinability and Urban Regeneration
2011- 2013
M.A in Regional Planning, Islamic Azad University Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
2005 - 2009
B.A. in urbanism, Azad University of Hamedan.
Research Projects
Since January 2021
Fit-Old: Interventions in the Elderly’s Mobility Modes for Promotion of their Physical Activity and Fitness
Since November 2020
Urban and transPortation reGeneration for Reducing Automobile Dependency in mEna area (UPGRADE)
Since 2020
PAYAMOS- Promotion of Physical Activity of the Youth through Active Mobility to School.
2015 - 2016
Teaching assistant  in rural planning and theoretical foundations of architecture, Architecture Department, Faculty Architecture and  Art of Islamic Azad University of Pardis
2013 - 2014
Teaching Assistant  in  Physical planning  and analysis of urban space , Architecture Department, Faculty Architecture and  Art of Malayer

Mehriar, Melika; Masoumi, Houshmand; Mohino, Inmaculada (2020): Urban Sprawl, Socioeconomic Features, and Travel Patterns in Middle East Countries: A Case Study in Iran. Sustainability, 12(22), 9620. doi.org/10.3390/su12229620
Mehriar, M.; Masoumi, H. & Nosal-Hoy, K. (2020): Correlations of urban sprawl with transport patterns and socioeconomics of university students in Kracow, Poland. Scientific Journal of Silesian University of Technology.Series Transport, 108, 159-181. ISSN:0209-3324. Doi:doi.org/10.20858/sjsutst.2020.108.14 
Urban Sprawl's Drivers in Iran = Los conductores de la expansión urbana en Irán. Territorios En Formación. (15), 50. doi.org/10.20868/tf.2019.15.4000 
Evaluation of Urban Settlements Optimal System published by International Journal of Architecture and Urban development 

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