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Ardeshir (Ard) Anjomani, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Ph.D. in Urban Planning & Public Policy, and Master’s in City & Regional Planning

School of Urban & Public Affairs


Academic Background

Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California, 1979.

M. Pl., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California, 1976.

Certificate in Transportation Planning, University of Southern California, 1976.

M. Arch., Architecture, University of Tehran, Iran, 1968

Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise

Environmental and Land Use Analysis and Modeling

Transportation Planning

Physical Planning

Urban and Regional Economics

Policy Analysis

Summary of Current and Ongoing Research

My recent research concentrates on interconnections and interactions as well as methodological challenges regarding sustainable integrated land-use and transportation planning with a particular attention to metropolitan regions. A sustainable planning of this sort naturally would pull upon environmental consideration, as well as other major systems affecting the growth of urbanized regions which are one of the most important contributing factors to environmental and sustainability problems.

On Sustainability...

My research (and teaching) during the last three decades have been on searching for a balance between urban development and its environmental effects—sustainable urbanization. In order to achieve this I have done extensive research on use of land and environmental suitability analysis and attempted to bring all the affecting factors together through utilizing optimization techniques.