Dr Elham Bahmanteymouri

Bachelor of Economics, Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Design, PhD in Planning


Elham Bahmanteymouri is a lecturer in urban planning at the University of Auckland. She teaches Urban Land Economics, Urban Economic Development and Urban Economics at the School of Architecture and Planning. Elham has a bachelor degree in Economics and also a master degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Design. She worked as a senior planner in different public and private sectors including the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Iran. She has particular expertise in the provision of urban growth management policies and the economic assessment of the housing and urban development policies, investigating the causes and consequences of the spatial inequality, housing unaffordability, and urban poverty, supervising the preparation, implementation, and evaluation of urban plans. In addition, the focus of her research is on Urban Critical Theories, Economics of Incomplete Markets, Urban Economics, The Experience Economy, Sharing and Smart Economy, as well as Behavioural Economics from a Lacanian post-Marxist approach.

Research | Current

Planning Theory - Applying critical logic approach in planning theory and practice

Different modes of reasoning - Methodology of Research

Urban and Regional Economics

Land Economics, Land-use Planning, Housing Policies, Urban Growth Management Policies

Economics of Incomplete Markets

The Experience Economy

Smart and Sharing Economy 

pedagogy of Planning Discipline

Teaching | Current

URBPLAN 102 - Urban Planning Economic 

URBPLAN 304 - Urban Land Economics 

URBPLAN 707 - Urban Economic Development

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise PhD Thesis and Master of Planning Thesis as well as Bachelor of Urban Planning (Honours) Dissertation in my area of expertise. 

Areas of expertise

Urban Land Economics

Urban Economics

Urban Growth Management and Housing Policies

Planning Theory  

Urban Critical Thinking 

Logic-Based Analysis of Planning Practices

Political Economy of Space

Economics of Incomplete Markets 

The Experience Economy 

Smart and Sharing Economy  

Pedagogy of Planning Discipline 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Bahmanteymouri, E. (2018). The Neoliberal Fantasy. Paper presented at The Return of Economic Planning, Auckland, New Zealand. 21 February - 23 February 2018.
  • Bahmanteymouri, E. (2018). The circuits of surplus value as the financing mechanism of urban development in Ellenbrook. Paper presented at Housing Theory Symposium, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong. 5 February - 6 February 2018. The Financialisation of Housing. Related URL.
  • Bahmanteymouri, E., & Mohammadzadeh, M. (2017). Free Market Failures Disavowal in the Auckland Housing Market. Paper presented at NZPI Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 5 April - 7 April 2017. Proceedings of the 2017 Rodney Davies Research Symposium. (pp. 9). Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36462
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mohsen Mohammadzadeh
  • Bahmanteymouri, E. (2017). More land and houses means fewer affordable properties, academic says. Stuff.co.nz Related URL.
  • Bahmanteymouri, E. (2017). Planning, urban land economics and urban economics. In C. Miller, L. Beattie (Eds.) Planning practice in New Zealand (pp. 229-241). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/43509
  • Bahmanteymouri, E. (2016). An ontological investigation of urban growth management policies under neoliberalism The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31353
  • Mohammadzadeh, M., & Bahmanteymouri, E. (2015). The exigency of making Auckland the world’s most liveable city and its detrimental consequences. In P. Burton, H. Shearer (Eds.) State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings Gold Coast, Australia: Urban Research Program at Griffith University on behalf of the Australian Cities Research Network.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39164
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mohsen Mohammadzadeh
  • Bahmanteymouri, E., & Mohammadzadeh, M. (2013). Planning practices in informal settlements as (counter-hegemonic) planning. Paper presented at AESOP / ACSP Joint Congress 2013: Planning for resilient cities and regions, University College Dublin, Ireland. 15 July - 17 July 2013. AESOP / ACSP 5th Joint Congress 2013: Planning for resilient cities and regions: eBook of abstracts.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mohsen Mohammadzadeh

Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand