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Dr Hesam Kamalipour

Dr Hesam Kamalipour

Lecturer in Urban Design

School of Geography and Planning

Email
kamalipourh@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4463
Campuses
Room 2.98, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am a Lecturer in Urban Design at the School of Geography and Planning. My research and teaching activities have focused on the challenge of understanding the dynamics of informal urbanism and the ways in which different forms of informality work in a global context. I have previously served as Research Fellow at Monash University, Research Assistant and Guest Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Melbourne and Doctoral Academy Member at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. My current research interests include informal urbanism, forms of urban informality and adaptation, typology, urban morphology and morphogenesis, tactical and temporary urbanism, public space and streetlife, place identity and urban mapping.

NEWS

International Award for Excellence

I have been recently invited to receive the prestigious Spaces and Flows International Award for Excellence - 2018 at Heidelberg University for one of my papers, Mapping Urban Interfaces: A Typology of Public/Private Interfaces in Informal Settlements, which was published in the Journal of Spaces and Flows in 2017.

International Invited Presentations

I have been invited to present at the University of Tokyo in December 2018 as well as the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and Centre for Spatial Justice (MAD) in March 2019.

Enriching Student Life Award Nomination

I have been recently nominated for the Enriching Student Life Award - 2020 in the Most Uplifting Member of Staff category at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

I have been previously nominated for the Enriching Student Life Award - 2019 in the Most Innovative Member of Staff category at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

I have previously served as Research Fellow at Monash University, Research Assistant and Guest Lecturer in Urban Design at the University of Melbourne and Doctoral Academy Member at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. I have a background in Architecture and hold a PhD in Urban Design from the University of Melbourne as well as the Melbourne Teaching Certificate from the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

Research and Teaching Experiences

  • Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, UK (2018 - Present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University, Australia (2017 - 2018)
  • Research Assistant in Urban Design, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia (2015 - 2017)
  • Guest Lecturer in Urban Design, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia (2015 - 2018)
  • Academic Tutor in Urban Design, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Australia (2014 - 2017)

Professional Development

  • Co-founder of the Public Space Observatory, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2019 - Present)
  • Member of the Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Group, Association of European Schools of Planning (2019 - Present)
  • Member of the Planning and Complexity Group, Association of European Schools of Planning (2019 - Present)
  • Member of the Informal Economy Research Observatory, Cardiff University (2019 - Present)
  • Member of the Cities Research Centre, Cardiff University (2019 - Present)
  • Member of the SPACE Research Group at the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University (2018 - Present)
  • Doctoral Academy Member at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute, University of Melbourne (2016)
  • Member of the University of Melbourne Delegation in the Habitat III Conference in Quito (2016)

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I teach in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Urban Design and Planning. My teaching modules include:

  • Urban Design Foundation (Postgraduate)
  • Planning Theory and Practice (Undergraduate)
  • Space and Place: International Planning Practice (Postgraduate)
  • Autumn Studio (Postgraduate)
  • Spring Studio (Postgraduate)
  • Development Management (Postgraduate)
  • Research Methods and Techniques (Postgraduate)
  • Research Based Design Project (Postgraduate)

I am interested in exploring the dynamics of informal urbanism in a global context with a particular focus on mapping the morphologies and incremental transformations of informal settlements as well as the relations between informal and formal across different scales and multiple case studies. Investigating the processes of morphogenesis in relation to the dynamics of place identity is then a key part of my research to explore the space of possibilities for harnessing the productive capacities of urban informality in the processes of upgrading and formalisation.

My current research interest lies at the intersections of:

  • Informal Urbanism, Forms of Urban Informality and Adaptation
  • Typology, Urban Morphology and Morphogenesis
  • Public Space, Streetlife and Urban Mapping
  • Place Identity, Visibility and Image

My supervision interest lies at the intersections of:

  • Informal Urbanism, Forms of Urban Informality and Adaptation
  • Typology, Urban Morphology and Morphogenesis
  • Public Space, Streetlife and Urban Mapping
  • Place Identity, Visibility and Image

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