Mina Akhavan

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Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano

Mina Akhavan is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in urban planning and design at Politecnico di Milano- Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, where she received a PhD degree in Spatial Planning and Urban Development (2015), with a doctoral thesis on port-cites, port infrastructures and their impact on urban development. Her research interests also concern the globalization trends and logistics network; transnational urbanism; sharing economy and new emerging workplaces; and more recently she has been working on a research project regarding mobility and ageing. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals and wrote the book entitled: “Port Geography and Hinterland Development Dynamics” (in Springer). She is a member of the management committee (for Italy) of the European Cost Action 18214 “The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery” (2019-2023). She is also acting as a member of the editorial board of the bi-lingual (Italian-English) journal of Urbanistica.

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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