Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2022
09-06 GMT

International Webinar on Civil Engineering and Architectural Design

ALI SOLTANI

Adjunct Professor

Organsing Committee Member

University of Naples Federico II

Biography

I am a Civil Engineer with credentials in urban planning, transport planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications. I received my PhD in Urban Planning from the University of South Australia (UniSA) in 2007. I have extensive teaching experience in a range of environments and have an interest in new teaching approaches such as: peer to peer learning and field-based learning and endeavour to empower my students enough to become leaders within the different fields of urban planning/design in the future. I have worked as faculty member with Shiraz University and University of Tehran, and have spent time in other International universities in Japan (Tsukuba University), Turkey (Izmir Institute of Technology), Italy (University of Federico 2)
and Australia (Griffith University and University of South Australia) as a research fellow. My research interests include: Planning for active transport; Land use-transport interaction; Environmental impacts of urban and transport planning; Sharing mobility; Big Data; Data mining; GIS and spatial statistics.

Research & Interest

Planning for active transport;

Land use-transport interaction;

Environmental impacts of urban and transport planning;

Sharing mobility;

Big Data;

Data mining;

GIS and spatial statistics

Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

Soltani, A., Allan, A., Nguyen, H., & Berry, S. (2021 ). Comparing Australian and Chinese Tertiary Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes towards the Environment. In R. Crocker (Ed.), Design for Circular Economy (forthcoming): Emerald.

Young, J., Sutton, Z., Scutter, S., Nottle, C., & Soltani, A. (2021).Transforming pet waste for a Circular Economy. In R. Crocker (Ed.), Design for Circular Economy (forthcoming): Emerald.

Soltani, A., Mátrai, T., Camporeale, R., & Allan, A. (2019). Exploring Shared-Bike Travel Patterns Using Big Data: Evidence in Chicago and Budapest Pages. In S. Geertman, Q. Zhan, A. Allan, & C. Pettit (Eds.), Computational Urban Planning and Management for Smart Cities (pp. 53-68). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Soltani, A., Allan, A., & Nguyen, H. (2019). Developing a Behavioural Model for Modal Shift in Commuting Pages. In S. Geertman, Q. Zhan, A. Allan, & C. Pettit (Eds.), Computational Urban Planning and Management for Smart Cities (pp. 347-371). Cham,Switzerland: Springer.

Soltani, A., Allan, A., & Heydari, M. (2019). A Two-Stage Process for Emergency Evacuation Planning: Shelter Assignment and Routing. In S. Geertman, Q. Zhan, A. Allan, & C. Pettit (Eds.), Computational Urban Planning and Management for Smart Cities (pp. 443-462). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Soltani, A. (2017). Iran. In D. Pojani & D. Stead (Eds.), The Urban Transport Crisis in Emerging Economies (pp. 127-143). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES (only-English publications)

Soltani, A., Allan, A., Khalaj, F., Pojani, D., & Mehdizadeh, M. (2021). Ridesharing in Adelaide: segementaion of users? Journal of Transport Geography, 92C.

Soltani, A., Pettit, C., & Heiday, M. (2021). Housing Value Variations using Spatio-temporal Data Mining Approach, the Case Study of Metropolitan Tehran. Journal of Housing & Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-020-09811-y

Soltani, A., Allan, A., Khalaj, F., Pojani, D., & Mehdizadeh, M. (XXXX). Users and non-users of bikesharing: How do they differ?, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, (under review).

Soltani, A., Paz, A., Najafi, P. & Askari, A. (XXXX). Discovering Public Bus Drivers’ Behaviour, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (under submission).

Soltani, A., Javadpour, M., Shams, F. & Mehdizadeh, M. (XXXX). Choice Analysis of Primary School Students’ Commuting, Six Case Schools from Shiraz, Transportation Research Part D (under review).

Shams, A., Soltani, A., Asadi, N. & Famili, A. (XXXX). Simulation of the Impact of Connected Vehicles on Freeway Travel Time. Journal of Urban Planning & Development (under review).

Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Sharifi, E. & Soltani, A. (2020). Application of Life Cycle Energy Assessment in Residential Buildings: A Critical Review of Recent Trends. Sustainability, vol. 12(1), 1-30, January. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010351

Soltani, A., Allan, A., Nguyen, H. A., & Berry, S. (2019). Students’ commuting pattern from the viewpoint of environmentalism: comparing Australia with China. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 20(1), 91-114.http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-08-2018-0146

Soltani, A., Allan, A., Nguyen, H. A., & Berry, S. (2019). Bikesharing experience in the city of Adelaide: insight from a preliminary study. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 7(2), 250-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2019.01.001.

Soltani, A., & Sharifi, E. (2019). Understanding and Analysing the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect in Micro-Scale. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 10(2), 14-28. doi:10.4018/IJSESD.2019040102

Soltani, A., Inaloo, R. B., Rezaei, M., Shaer, F., & Riyabi, M. A. (2019). Spatial analysis and urban land use planning emphasizing hospital site selection: a case study of Isfahan city. Bulletin of Geography: Socio-economic Series, 43(43), 71-89. doi:10.2478/bog-2019-0005

Soltani, A., Pour, M. H., Sholeh, M., & Zare, P. (2018). The Development of a Walkability Audit. Based on Iranian Cities Pedestrian Environment. TeMA-Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 95-108. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/5468

Soltani, A., Pojani, D., Askari, S., & Masoumi, H. E. (2018). Sociodemographic and built environment determinants of car use among older adults in Iran. Journal of Transport Geography, 68, 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2018.03.001

Soltani, A., Pieters, J., Young, J., & Sun, Z. (2018). Exploring city branding strategies and their impacts on local tourism success, the case study of Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 23(2), 158-169. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/10941665.2017.1410195

Soltani, A., Hosseinpour, M., & Zare, P. (2018). The development and assessment of environmental features associated with walkability of urban streets. Theoretical & Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 13(1), 22-36. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26302734?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Nguyen, H. A., Soltani, A., & Allan, A. (2018). Adelaide’s east end tramline: effects on modal shift and carbon reduction. Travel Behaviour and Society, 11, 21-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2017.12.002

Moghadam, A. S., Soltani, A., Parolin, B., & Alidadi, M. (2018). Analysing the space-time dynamics of urban structure change using employment density and distribution data. Cities, 81, 203-213. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2018.04.009

Moghadam, A. S., Soltani, A., & Parolin, B. (2018). Transforming and changing urban centres: the experience of Sydney from 1981 to 2006. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, 11(1), 37-53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12076-017-0197-7

Fard, M. S., Soltani, A., Ahmadi, H., & Pakshir, A. (2018). Research on the Physical Characteristics for Improving the Security Perceptions of Citizens: A Comparative Analysis of Zones Five and Ten of Shiraz, Iran. Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies (CJUES), 6(03), 1-16.

doi:https://doi.org/10.1142/S2345748118500215

Azhdari, A., Soltani, A., & Alidadi, M. (2018). Urban morphology and landscape structure effect on land surface temperature: Evidence from Shiraz, a semi-arid city. Sustainable Cities and Society, 41, 853-864. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.06.034

Azhdari, A., Sasani, M. A., & Soltani, A. (2018). Exploring the relationship between spatial driving forces of urban expansion and socioeconomic segregation: The case of Shiraz. Habitat

and many more

Educations

EDUCATION

University of South Australia
Adelaide, SA, 2003-2007
Ph.D.: Urban Planning (land usetransport)

Shiraz University
Shiraz, Fars Province, 1998-2001
Master of Arts: Urban Planning & Design
Top ranked graduate

 Azad University
Tehran, Tehran Province, 2001-2003
Master of Engineering:Transportation
Not submitted the thesis

University of Isfahan
Isfahan, Isfahan Province, 1994-1998
Bachelor of Engineering:Civil Engineering
First-ranked Graduate

Honors & Awards

HONOURS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2019 Australian Walking & Cycling Research Scholarship Award;

2016 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2015 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2014 National Excellence in Research Award, Iran: goes for seven top researchers each year;

2014 Australian Endeavour Fellowship Scholarship, Australia;

2013 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2012 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2011 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2011 Research fellow, Turkish Ministry of Education, for 8 months research in Izmir Institute of Technology;

2010 Researcher of the Year Award (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2008 Researcher of the Year (Shiraz University's Dean Award);

2007 Japanese Government Fellowship, Tsukuba University;

2006 Completion Scholarship, University of South Australia;

2001 PhD Full-funded Scholarship, for studying in University of South Australia;

1997 First Ranked Graduate, Isfahan University.

Editorship

2020 Associate Editor, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, Springer

2020 Guest Editor, Sustainability Journal, Special Issue on sharing mobility, MPDI

 2020 Editorial Board, journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability (ENVI), Springer

2018 Editorial Board of Urban Planning & Development Journal

2018 Editorial Board of Marketing and Management of Innovations Journal

2018 Editorial Board of Journal of Modern Transportation

2017 Editorial Board of Sustainability Journal

2017 Editorial Board of World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research

2015 Editorial Board of TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment