Dr Farahani is a Research Fellow at Centre for Urban Research working as a member of the Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub. She conducts industry and government funded research in monitoring and evaluating public and green spaces, with a particular focus on how the built environment and physical structure of neighbourhoods impact residents.
She holds a PhD in urban studies from Deakin University and has a Masters Degree in Architecture from University of Tehran. She has also practised as an architect and urban designer for several years.
Her research interests include greening, public life studies, liveability, sustainable urban development, socio-cultural studies and environmental psychology. She is currently working on a number of projects which are based upon monitoring and evaluating neighbourhood public and green spaces, liveability, sense of community and social life.
Research Officer in Urban Studies, RMIT University
Deakin University, PhD in Urban Studies
University of Tehran, Master Degree in Architecture
The need for diversity of uses in suburban neighbourhood centres,
Persian Gardens: Meanings, Symbolism, and Design,
The value of the sense of community and neighbouring,
Measuring human experiences of public spaces: A methodology in the making,
The social life of historical neighbourhoods: case study of a Middle Eastern city, Shiraz,
Investigating the Sustainability of a Vernacular Village,
Contextualizing palimpsest of collective memory in an urban heritage site: Case Study of Chahar Bagh, Shiraz-Iran,
Investigating The Issue Of Pollution In The Micro-Scale Design Of Mega-Cities: A Case Study Of Enghelab Street, Tehran,
A Framework for Exploring the Sense of Community and Social Life in Residential Environments,