Reza Mortaheb
Reza Mortaheb

Urban Environment


Reza is a PhD candidate in the Urban Systems program, pursuing the Urban and Architectural History concentration in the Urban Environment track. Born in Isfahan, Iran, Reza's previous education includes a Masters of Architecture (MArch) and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Reza's research interest revolves around the history of modernity, oil architecture and urbanism. His dissertation is focused on the urban history of Iran's first petro-polis (oil-city), Abadan, which emerged in the beginning of the twentieth century on an island in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. Reza was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Houtan Scholarship Foundation Award ( Reza is now teaching a course about modernity and the Middle East at Rutgers-,Newark.



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