School of Computing and Engineering

Hakiminejad, Ahmadreza

Ahmadreza HakiminejadPhD student profile

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Research group: Sustainable Built Environment

Research topic

Measuring Cities: A Study on the Development of Iranian Urban Sustainability Assessment Mechanisms; Based on the UK Experience


The research particularly focuses on the evaluation, measurement, and assessment of sustainable urban development in Iran. Since Iranian cities suffer from major challenges towards sustainable development, the recognition, analyses, and assessment of this problematic situation is imperative. In Iran, due to the lack of sufficient research on the approaches of urban sustainability assessment mechanisms and the absence of comparing and assessing their results, this study aims to provide a deeper insight and develop a better understanding of these approaches to define a theoretical framework regarding urban sustainability assessment mechanisms and systems. The findings of this study will provide insights into the issues that policy makers and practitioners should consider in developing programs and efforts dealing with the problems of urban sustainability assessment mechanisms. This piece of work draws a comprehensive study on the urban sustainability assessment mechanisms in Iran which tries to delve deeply into the environmental, social and economic aspects of systems and mechanisms of urban sustainability assessment with regards to indicators, data sources, and assessment techniques based on a comparative study. It aims to enhance the theory and literature within the knowledge bases of evaluation of urban sustainability in Iran tackling the existing issues and making suggestions which will depict the most appropriate way for the development of Iranian urban sustainability assessment mechanisms considering the three substantial pillars of sustainability: environment; society; and economy. It also develops a detailed proposal for developing a sustainability assessment mechanism in Iran with detailed indicators, data requirements and assessment techniques.


Sustainable development; Urban Sustainability; Assessment; Developing countries


Dr Charlie Fu, Dr Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Dr Hamideh Mohammadzadeh Titkanlou, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran (Adviser)