Dr Mohsen Mohammadzadeh

BSc, MA, PhD

Research | Current

Critical Urban Theory - Society of Control 

Urban Discontent and Planning

Smart City and the Ethics of Big Data

Driverless Cars and their impacts on the built environment   

Teaching | Current

URBPLAN103 -  Introduction to Visual Literacy and Research Skills

URBPLAN201 - Urban Policy Analysis

URBPLAN705 - Sustainable Infrastructure Planning

URBPLAN734 -  E-Governance, Smart City and the Ethics of Big Data


Areas of expertise

Critical Urban Theory


Planning in the Emerging Global Cities

Planning and Urban Conflicts

Smart City, Cybernetic Technology and Ethics of Big Data

Transportation and Infrastructure Planning

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mohammadzadeh, M. (2017). City-marketing policy as generator of urban discontent. Paper presented at AESOP, Lisbon, Portugal. 11 July - 14 July 2017. Related URL.
  • 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. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elham Bahmanteymouri
  • Khan, A., Mohammadzadeh, M., & Syam, A. (2014). A travel plan as a tool for modifying university staff and students’ travel behaviour towards sustainable practices. In C. A. Brebbia (Ed.) Urban Transport XX (pp. 63-76). London: WIT Press. 10.2495/UT140061
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Asif Khan
  • Mohammadzadeh, M. (2014). The Neoliberalised City Fantasy: The place of desire and discontent The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23406
  • Bahmanteymouri, E., & Mohammadzadeh, M. (2013). Planning Practice in Informal Settlements as a (Counter) Hegemonic Planning. Paper presented at Planning for resilent cities and regions : Joint AESOP / ACSP Congress, Dublin, 2013, University College Dublin, Ireland. 15 July - 17 July 2013. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elham Bahmanteymouri
  • Mohammadzadeh, M. (2011). Neo-liberal planning in practice: urban development with/without a plan (A post-structural investigation of Dubai’s development). Paper presented at The 3rd World Planning Schools Congress, Perth, Australia. 4 July - 8 July 2011.
  • Mohammadzadeh, M. (2010). Deleuze, urban transformation and the role of history in urban projects in the Historical cities (case study: the historical core of Tehran in Iran). Paper presented at The 14th International Planning History Society Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 12 July - 16 July 2010. URBAN TRANSFORMATION: CONTROVERSIES, CONTRASTS and CHALLENGES. Related URL.