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Dr Goran Erfani

Research Fellow

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Goran Erfani is a Research Fellow, having joined the Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University working on MADE project. Goran completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2018 in the field of Urban Design and then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield. His doctoral research centred on people-place relations in general as a conceptual basis for investigating urban redevelopment experiences in particular. His past professional experience includes working as a researcher with the Research, Analysis and Forecasting team at RIBA Enterprises, where thier team were focusing and working with Big Data related to design, planning and construction market in the UK. Goran did his bachelor in Architecture (2004) and MA in landscape architecture (2007) at the University of Tehran.

Goran Erfani


Urban Studies PhD April 11 2018

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research methods, citizen participation, people-place relations, sense of place

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Institutional stakeholder participation in urban redevelopment in Tehran: An evaluation of decisions and actions, Erfani, G., Roe, M. 1 Feb 2020, In: Land Use Policy
  • Sense of place as an investigative method for the evaluation of participatory urban redevelopment, Erfani, G. 1 Apr 2020, In: Cities


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