TRACK 4: KNOWLEDGE ECONOMIES and identity: planning for culture

Nasim Iranmanesh, Iran
Nasim Iranmanesh is an architect and PhD in urban planning. She is a professor at Islamic Azad University of Tehran in the urban planning and architecture department. She has been an ISOCARP member since 2004 and is a member of the ISOCARP Scientific Committee.

She works in the Municipality of Tehran and has cooperation with other organizations as a designer and urban planner such as Sazvareh Nou consulting engineers and Building & housing research center (BHRC). She has numerous publications in architecture and urban planning and has presented several lectures at national and international congresses. She has been a member of the Society of Iranian urban planners since 2002.


Piotr Lorens, Poland
Piotr Lorens is an architect and urban planner, full professor and Head of the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. His professional interests include urban design and development issues with a special focus on regeneration of distressed sites. He was involved in design and development of numerous urban regeneration schemes, including planning for transformation of Gdansk waterfront.

Piotr is also serving as consultant and expert in numerous planning and development projects. Recently he was playing the role of Head of Gdansk Master Plan Commission, appointed by the Mayor of Gdansk, as well as an expert of the Polish Ministry of Development. His research and professional issues include also dealing with local identity and heritage within the urban transformation processes, shaping urban public spaces systems as well as dealing with social, economic and legal aspects of urban transformation.

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