I work with the Dpt. of Urban Planning, Shiraz University. I graduted in Urban Planning/Design from UniSA, Adelaide in 2006. My dissertation "Urban design quality, neighborhood-scale urban form, and travel behavior; case studies of Adelaide suburbs", discusses the impacts of urban form at local scale, and detailed qualities on travel patterns of residents. I have conducted some research into urban design, land use and transportation so far. I received the Iranian National "2013 Excellence for Research" Prize in Art & Architecture for my research and endeavor. While I have worked as an academic member of Shiraz University, I have attended some International universities in Japan, Turkey and Australia as research/senior research fellow. Currently, I do work at Urban Research Program, Queensland Australia. My research interests includes urban form, urban design, behavioral patterns, sustainable transportation, urban modelling and quantitative methods.
A full list of my publications can be found at Google Scholar:
Soltani, A. (2016). Urban Land Use Planning; Policies and Techniques , Shiraz University Press.
Soltani, A. (2017). Urban transport problems, and proposed solutions of Iran, in Stead and Pojani, The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies, Springer.
Soltani, A. (2014). Design for Movement, How Local Planning Affects Active Travel, Scholars Press, Berlin.
Soltani, A. (2012) Essays on Urban Transportation, the Case of Sustainability Approach, Shiraz University Press, Shiraz.