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Associate Professor in Urbanism and Infrastructure, ARC Future Fellow, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Tooran Alizadeh is an ARC Future Fellow, investigating the socio-spatial implications of smart city development in India. She is also the co-convener of Smart Urbanism (Research) Lab at the University of Sydney, the lead investigator on the Infrastructure Governance Incubator funded by the Henry Halloran Research Trust, and the Associate Editor of Telematics and Informatics - an interdisciplinary high impact journal (IF: 9.140) on the social impacts of new technologies.

Prior to academia, Tooran had several years of professional practice and project management experience in metropolitan planning, new town development, urban design, and disaster management.


  • 2020–present
    Associate Professor, University of Sydney
  • 2022–present
    ARC Future Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2017–2020
    Senior Lecturer, Director of Urban Design, University of Sydney
  • 2018–2019
    Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2016–2017
    Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2011–2016
    Lecturer, Griffith University


  • 2013 
    Griffith University, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • 2010 
    University of Syndey, PhD, Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
  • 2005 
    Shahid Beheshti University, Master of Urban Design
  • 2002 
    Shahid Beheshti University, Master of Architecture

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    Future Fellowship: Socio-Spatial Implications of Smart City Development in India
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2020
    Infrastructure Governance Incubator
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Henry Halloran Research Trust
  • 2017
    Enabling Participatory Local Government in Smart Cities
    Lead Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Smart Cities and Suburbs Program

Research Areas

  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)
  • Urban Policy (160514)