Biography: Samaneh Niazkhani was born on August 29th 1987, in Tehran, Iran. She received her BSc degree in electrical engineering but later changed her field of interest to urban and regional planning due to her concerns about socio-economic issues and their impact on land, reflected through her master’s degree in regional development planning from Allameh Tabatabai University. After her master’s degree, she continued working in this field, in which she is currently pursuing a PhD as a student at Tehran University. In this period of time, she has cooperated with the Plan & Budget Organisation (PBO) as a planning and budgeting expert and main collaborator, and applies her knowledge regularly in her work. She has passed 18 units so far and now wants to develop her PhD thesis proposal to accommodate her knowledge and career experience. Furthermore, she has cooperated with UNESCO in completing the annual questionnaires of education expenditure and change in ISCED in Iran between 2015 and 2017.
Research Topic: Sustainable Settlements Achievement Framework through the Spatial Inequalities Reduction in Less Developed Regions