Name: Solmaz Rezaei

Date of birth: 30/3/1984

Nationality: Iran






۲۰۱۲-۲۰۱۷ PhD in Geography and Urban Planning from Islamic Azad University of Semnan

۲۰۰۸-۲۰۱۱ M. Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch

۲۰۰۱-۲۰۰۵ B. Sc. in Civil Engineering from Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology


Academic Work and Teaching Experiences

۲۰۱۴-۲۰۱۷ University of Applied Science and Technology

۲۰۱۲-۲۰۱۳ Azad Islamic University, Central Tehran Branch

۲۰۰۷ – ۲۰۱۱  Tehran Municipality & Tehran Provincial Government


Research Papers:

Rezaei, Solmaz et al. (2016). “Evaluation of the Influenceability of Citizens’ Sense of Space with Emphasis on Its Semantic Component: The Case of New City of Pardis.” Urban Management. No. 44. P. 41-64.

Rezaei, Solmaz, and Mojtaba Rafieian. (2016). “Analyzing the Concept of Sense of Place and Its Effect on the Identity of Place in New Cities.” Urban Management. No. 43. P. 365-380.

Boroumand, Maryam and Solmaz Rezaei. (2016). “Evaluation of the Function of Women Gardens in the Promotion of Gender Justice in Islamic Cities: A Case Study of Mother Garden in Azadegan, District 15, Tehran.” Pazhuheshnam-ye Zanan (Women’s Studies). Vol. 7. No. 16 (2). P. 45-61.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2014). Distribution of Urban Space and Social Justice Perspective in Terms of Living Index. Doriana Journal. Accepted and in the process of publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2012). “Women and Public Spaces: The Context for Presence or Absence.” Shahradriha (Municipality Monthly Magazine). No. 108, May 2012, P. 18.


Conference Presentations & Publications:

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2016). “A Study of the Impact of Urban Branding on Tourism Development.” ۲nd International Conference on Urbanism, and Urban Management and Development. Tehran. Dec. 12-13, 2016.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2014). “Social Capital and Its Place in the Governance of the Future City.” ۱st National Conference on Searching for Future City: Redefining the concepts and Meanings in Islamic-Iranian City. Tehran, Oct. 21-22, 2014.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2013). “Reducing City Vulnerability against Earthquake: An Approach toward Sustainable Cities.” National Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development.” Boukan, May 16, 2013.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2013). “Good Urban Governance: A Substitute Model for Conventional City Management with Reference to The Experience of Iran & Germany. International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture & Urban Sustainable Development.  Tabriz, Iran. Dec. 18-19, 2013.

Rezaei, Solmaz & Maryam Broumand. (2011). “Women’s Social Interaction in Urban Public Space: Presence or Absence.” ۳rd National Conference on Urban Development. Sanandaj, Islamic Azad University, Oct. 26-27, 2011.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2010). “Social Relations in Cities and the Effect of Local Management.” ۱st National Citizenship and District Management: Rights and Responsibilities. Tehran. Nov. 20, 2010.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2010). “Evaluation of the Function of Women Gardens in the Promotion of Citizens’ Gender Justice in Dist. 13: An Approach to the Role of District Management in Creating Spaces for Women. 1st National Citizenship and District Management: Rights and Responsibilities. Tehran. Oct. 31, 2010.



Rezaei, Solmaz. (2017). From Vasfenard to Wassenaar: A Reflection on the Status and Role of Citizenship in the Two Cities. Tehran: Academic Publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2017). Elias Is My Other Name. Tehran: Acadmeic Publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2017). The Melody of Rast-Panjgah. Tehran: Academic Publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2016). Chartered, Cemetery. Tehran: Rira Publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2016). A Reputation for A City: An Essay on City Branding Tehran: Academic Publication.

Kardovani, Parviz & Solmaz Rezaei. (2016). Encyclopaedia of Urban Geography in the Mirror of Persian Literature. Tehran: Academic Publication.

Rezaei, Solmaz. (2012). Women and Urban Spaces: A Gender Equality Approach. Tehran: Farhang Melal Piblication.


Executive Work Experiences

۲۰۱۸   Head of research and consulting department in Iran-Nederland Trade Center

۲۰۱۷-۲۰۱۸ Consultant of Urban Engineering for Tehran Municipality District No. 3

۲۰۱۶-۲۰۱۷ Urban Engineering Consultant to Municipal Real Estate Agency

۲۰۱۵-۲۰۱۷ Head of the working group of Marketing in the Department of Urban Engineering and Development of Touseh Refah Shahr Company

۲۰۱۵-۲۰۱۷ Head of the Urban Engineering Department of the Science and Technology Centre of Urban Engineering, Renewal and Improvement

۲۰۱۴-۲۰۱۵ Director of Research of the Science and Technology Centre of Urban Engineering, Renewal and Improvement

۲۰۱۱-۲۰۱۷ Consultant of Safety and Crisis Committee of Islamic City Council of Tehran

۲۰۱۰-۲۰۱۴ Deputy of Urban Engineering of Tehran District No. 5

۲۰۰۹-۲۰۱۴ Head of the specialized committee of Façade in Tehran Municipality, Dist. No.5

۲۰۰۸-۲۰۰۹ Mayor of Zone 3 of Tehran Dist. No. 9

۲۰۰۶-۲۰۰۹ Director of Technical Office of Tehran Municipality Dist. No. 9

۲۰۰۵-۲۰۰۶ Director of Public and International Affairs of Tehran Organization of Parks and Green Spaces

۲۰۰۵-۲۰۰۶ Project Manager of Central Parks at Tehran Organization of Parks and Green Spaces

۲۰۰۵- ۲۰۰۶ Advisor of Deputy of Technical and Infrastructure of Arvand Free Zone Organization (Abadan – Khorramshar)


Other Experience/Activities

۲۰۱۲ Secretary of the Best Façade Festival at Teharn Municipality District No. 5

۲۰۱۱ Secretary of the First National Forum on Façade and Urban Landscape

۲۰۰۶Committee Member of the 6th International Exhibition of Flowers and Plants



• Member of European Urban Research Association

• Member of Urban Management Committee and councils Expediency Discernment Council

• Member of Strategic Council of Alzahra Women Research Centre

• Member of Tehran Construction Engineering Organization (Rank 2 -Supervision and Execution)

• Member of Scientific and Research Policy Making of the Science Centre of

• Urban Renewal Organization of Tehran

• Member of Specialized Council of Centre of Applied Science and Technology of Municipal Engineering, Renewal and Improvement

• Member of Strategic Committee of Environment – Tehran District No. 9


Social & Cultural Activities

• Writing fiction and poetry, and critical essays for Iranian newspapers and magazines.

• Chief Editor of Monthly Magazine Sobh-e Roshan

• Chief Editor of News Website