Habitat Unit

Senior Researcher

Dr. M. Reza Shirazi 

Reza Shirazi


Room A 622 
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21908
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907

Curriculum Vitae

M. Reza Shrazi is an architect and urban planner. He wrote his doctoral thesis on theories of architecture and phenomenology. He was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Department of City and Regional Planning, TU Berlin (2010-2012), and visiting follow at Newcastle University and TU Delft. He is currently Programme Coordinator of the Mahalle meets Stadtquartier: Berlin, Rabat, Istanbul, Tehran project.

His fields of interest are theory of city and architecture, neighbourhood development, citizen participation, phenomenology of the built environment, socio-cultural sustainability, and architectural and urban transformation.

His work has a particular focus on the MENA countries. Shirazi has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Planning Perspectives, International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, and Urban History (Cambridge). His recent published books include Towards an Articulated Phenomenological Interpretation of Architecture: Phenomenal Phenomenology (Routledge, 2014), Dimensions of Urban Re-Development (Edited Book, TU Berlin, 2014), New Towns- Promises Towards Sustainable Urban Form (TU Berlin, 2013), and Citizens' Participation in Urban Planning and Development in the Islamic World; Challenges and Opportunities (edited book, Ashgate, forthcoming).