Mina Akhavan

Job title
Research Fellow

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Chair of History and Complexity, TU Delft

Dr Mina Akhavan is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Her current project is (Re)Connecting Maritime Ecosystems: Geospatial Mapping of the ‘Spaces of Flows’ in Port-City Regions (RePortFlows) (2022-2014).
She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated with a PhD in Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2015). Her research interests include spatial planning, port-city development, maritime port infrastructures, logistics networks, transnational urbanism, sharing economy, new emerging workplaces, gender issues, mobility, and ageing.
She has published in several peer-reviewed journals and authored and co-edited several books. She is the author of Port Infrastructure Developments and Port-City Interface Dynamics (Springer, 2020); and co-editor of New Workplaces - Location Patterns, Urban Effects, and Development Trajectories (Springer, 2020) and European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Springer, 2023).

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Last publications
Akhavan, M. (2020). Port Geography and Hinterland Development Dynamics. Springer (in press). https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030525774

Akhavan, M.; Mariotti, I.; Ghiara, H; Musso, E; Silling, C. (2020). ‘Attractiveness of Port-Centric Advanced Logistics Clusters’. In Wilmsmeier, G. (Eds.), Geographies of Maritime Transport- Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/geographies-of-maritime-transport-9781788976633.html

Akhavan M; Ghiara, H; Mariotti, I; Sillig C. (2020). ‘The Locational Behaviour of Advanced Logistics: A European City Network Analysis’. Journal of Transport Geography 82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102624

Akhavan, M. (2019). ‘Gateway: Revisiting Dubai as a Port-City’, in Molotch, H., & Ponzini, D. (Eds.), The New Arab Urban. Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition and Distress. New York: New York University Press, pp. 175-193. DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0008

Akhavan, M. (2019). ‘Contemporary European Port-Cities as Laboratories’. Territorio, 88/2019, pp. 99-104,  DOI: 10.3280/TR2019-088015

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