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About Amir Hajrasouliha

Amir Hajrasouliha is an architect, urban designer, and city planner with years of professional and academic experience. He is an assistant professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he teaches courses in Urban Design, Smart Cities, and Housing. He has been the recipient of national awards including the Perry Chapman Prize from the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) and the winner of ULI/Hines urban design competition. He is the author of peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. His research projects focus on quantifying urban form qualities and assessing their relationship with a wide range of issues in higher education, wellbeing, and digital technologies. Amir has a Ph.D. in Metropolitan Planning, Policy, and Design from the University of Utah, and a Master’s in Urban Design from the University of Michigan.

Positions

September 2016 - Present Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Department of City and Regional Planning
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September 2015 - June 2016 Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Department of City and Regional Planning
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Curriculum Vitae



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Courses

  • CRP 409 Planning Internship
  • CRP 338 Digital Cities
  • CRP 553 Project Planning and Design Studio
  • CRP 512 Introduction to Visual Communication and GIS
  • CRP 452 Community Design Methods
  • CRP 202 Urban Design Studio II
  • CRP 202 Urban Design Studio I
  • CRP 201 Graphic Skills

Education

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2011 - 2015 PhD, Urban Planning and Design, The University Of Utah ‐ Department of City and Metropolitan Planning
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2010 - 2011 MUD, Urban Design, The University Of Michigan ‐ Taubman College
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2004 - 2007 MA, The University of Tehran ‐ Department of Urbanism
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1999 - 2004 B.Arch., Architectural Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University ‐ College of Architecture and Urbanism
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Research Works (10)

non-peer reviewed articles (4)