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Dr Sina Shahab

Dr Sina Shahab

Senior Lecturer in Planning and Land Policy

Email
shahabs@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6092
Campuses
Room 1.55, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA
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  • Senior Lecturer in Planning and Land Policy at the Cardiff School of Geography and Planning
  • Course Director for the MSc Spatial Planning and Development programme
  • Member of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

News

Principal Investigator - ESRC UK and South Korea Connections Grants 2022

Have been awarded an ESRC grant to collaborate with a team of UK and South Korean researchers on the project 'Creating Prosperous City Centres Post-Pandemic Through Repurposing Retail Space'. This project will bring together researchers from six different universities (Cardiff University, University of Glasgow, Nottingham Trent University, University of Seoul, Hanbat National University, and Seoul National University) to share knowledge and experience of practice and research on the planning and regeneration of retail spaces in city centres in the UK and South Korea to identify future challenges and develop solutions.

The RTPI Award for Research Excellence 2018

One of my papers, ‘‘Estimates of Transaction Costs in Transfer of Development Rights Programs’’, which is published in the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA), was selected as the winner of the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Research Excellence Award 2018 - Early Career Category.

The JAPA Article of the Year Award 2019

The paper ‘‘Estimates of Transaction Costs in Transfer of Development Rights Programs’’, was selected as the winner of the JAPA Article of the Year Award 2019.

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Qualifications

  • Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators, University College Dublin, Ireland (2018)
  • PhD (Planning and Environmental Policy), University College Dublin, Ireland (2017)
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Tehran, Iran (2011)

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2019 - The JAPA Article of the Year Award
2018 - The RTPI Award for Research Excellence

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • Lecturer, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK (2018-present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland (2019-present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland (2017-2018)

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I lead the postgraduate modules ‘Planning and Real Estate’ and ‘Critical Planning Practice and Research’. I also contribute to several modules including 'Site Planning and Development Valuation', 'Space and Place: International Planning Practice',Environmental Policy and Climate Change’, Community Engagement, Mediation and Negotiation Skills’, and ‘Research Project’.

Informed by various economic theories, including New Institutional Economics and Behavioural Economics, my research explores the ways in which decision-makers can design land, housing, and planning policies that are more effective, efficient, and equitable. My policy research and practice experiences have been in an international context, involving projects in the USA, UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Iran, and Mauritania.

My recent published works focus on the self-build and custom housebuilding sector in the UK, land policy in Switzerland, and housing development in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Previously, I examined the extent, drivers, and distribution of transaction costs in transferable development rights (TDR) programmes in the US state of Maryland. My research is highly regarded by experts in the field. I have been the winner of two prestigious awards: The Royal Town Planning Institute Award for Research Excellence 2018 and the Journal of the American Planning Association Article of the Year Award 2019.

Supervision

I am happy to supervise students interested in the following research areas:

Development Management and Land Policy:

  • Instruments of Land Policy (e.g., Land Readjustment, TDR, Land Taxation)
  • Transaction Costs, Property Rights, and Land Policy
  • Developer Obligations and Land Value Capture
  • Self-build and Custom Housebuilding
  • Quality of Real Estate Development

Environmental Policy:

  • Behavioural Economics and the Environment (e.g., Sludge and Nudge Theory)
  • Policy-related Transaction Costs
  • Policy Implementation and Institutional Arrangements
  • Policy Analysis (particularly concerning Fuel Poverty)