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Sara Mesgarpour Tousi is a visiting researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG). She studied Architecture and Urban design at Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) in Iran. She received Academic Excellence Scholarship to study master’s degree at SBU. In her master’s thesis, she investigated the process of integrating supplementary-qualitative documents into city development plan with comparative study of Tehran and London.

Sara has several professional experiences in urban planning in Iran. Since 2018, she has joined the Center for Technology and Society (ZTG) at the Technische Universität Berlin to work on her PhD thesis titled “Everyday urban mobility practices in Tehran: Relating individual decision-making, mobility structures, and the Iranian socio-cultural context”. She is interested in investigating the mutual effects of social structures and individual mobility behavior in the megacity of Tehran.

  

Academic Career
Since 2018
Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society ( ZTG ) in the field of mobility and space, TU-Berlin
2011-2013 
M.Sc. in Urban Design, Shahid Beheshti University
2006-2011
B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University
Theses
2013
Master thesis title: A guidance to produce the urban development toolkit, the process of integrating supplementary- qualitative documents in to the city development plan, comparative study of Tehran and London
PhD Thesis title: Everyday urban mobility practices in Tehran: Relating individual decision-making, mobility structures, and the Iranian socio-cultural context
Selected academic experience
2013
Preparation of "Urban Design Strategy" for Tehran City Center, Iran
2013
Preparation of "Urban Design Framework" for Kuhsar Community, Tehran, Iran
2013
Preparation of "Spatial Masterplan" for kuhsar Community, Tehran, Iran
2013
Preparation of "Urban Design Brief" for a site in Kuhsar Community, Tehran, Iran
2012
Planning for a neighborhood unit in Evin, Tehran, Iran
Professional experience
Jun 2015 - 
Sept 2016

Urban Designer at Armanshahr
Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran, project title: Creation of an integrated pedestrian network in Tehran
Historical District: Evaluation, design and implementation

Sept 2012 -
March 2013

Urban Designer at Naghsh-e-Piravash
Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran
project title: spatial masterplan for waterfront of Babol, Iran

2009                          
Architectural Intern at Emko Iran
Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran

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