Holding a virtual workshop on Urban Planning Theories with the presence of professor from the University of Illinois

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Design of the faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of Shahid Beheshti University has made efforts to hold a specialized virtual workshop entitled “Urban Planning Theories” with the participation of guest professor from the University of Illinois and also attendance of professors and Graduate students of other universities across the country were held on the Saturday afternoon, 30 May 2020.

Lecturers Prof. Sarrafi and Dr. Nedayi Tusi, along with the guest professor, Prof. Mir Aftab (Faculty member of Urban Planning Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) to discuss the crisis of the capitalist system in the current world, social divide and marginalization of urban poor And its manifestation were mainly addressed in informal settlements in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Then, with the introduction of “Insurgent Planning” theory, they devised strategies to realize low-income citizenship rights and justice-oriented urban planning.

In the following, after the stated introduction by the lecturers, given a presentation by Dr. Mir Aftab for one hour and then question session more than an hour and half were given about the aforementioned issues. In this class, in addition to master’s degree students, PhD students of the relevant department of Shahid Beheshti University, University of Tehran, University of Science and Technology, University of Arts and professors of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Design of Shahid Beheshti University, Kurdistan University and a group of Urban planning specialists was presented.