About Me

Dr. Ahoura Zandi(atashbar) is a Geospatial Data Scientist and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). 

Dr. Zandi joined CUPPA with six scholarly publications in top-ranked planning journals such as Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Urban Studies, and Cities, and more than 20 presentations and talks exploring the U.S. spatial and economic landscape of high-tech zones, high-tech firm location decision and sales’ growth and innovation productivity models depending on the built environmental factors and transportation infrastructures. In addition to his publications and presentations in local and international academic journals and conferences, his research activities resulted in two research awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the United States Environmental Protection Agency and were used in nearly 10 community service projects. 

Dr. Zandi was also recognized by D-Magazine as a CAPPA star student, received the 1st Place Award from United States Environmental Protection Agency, Best Presentation Awards from Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and UT-Arlington’s The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students  for my research and academic activities.


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