Skip to content

The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington

Faculty & Staff

Ahmad Bonakdar

Ahmad Bonakdar

Instructor-UPPP Ph.D. EGTA Program

Planning and Landscape Architecture

Ahmad is an Urban Planning instructor for CAPPA’s Urban Affairs Minor. In his classes, PLAN 1301 Introduction to Urban Life and Plan 4310 Planning the American City, students develop a critical understanding of cities, a planning lens for examining urban issues such as equity, place-making, sustainability, and economic growth, putting their new knowledge into action. Ahmad is passionate about teaching, encouraging students to achieve their full potential, as they uncover the urban experience in relation to their academic major and future career.

Ahmad brings several years of experience in teaching undergraduate students majoring in planning at The University of Art in Tehran. Ahmad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning (BUP) as well as a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy at UTA. His primary research areas include city branding, place-making, creative industry, innovation, and economic development.