Assoc Prof Dr . Savis Gohari - Strategic Planning - Academic Leadership in Business Strategy Award

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) | Norway

Author Profile 

Early Academic Pursuits

She born on September 6, 1986, in Iran, embarked on her academic journey with a keen interest in urban planning and sustainable development. Her educational endeavors reflect a passionate pursuit of knowledge and expertise in the field. Graduating with a Bachelor's in Urban Planning from Tehran University of Arts in 2008 laid the foundation for her future academic and professional pursuits. Following this, she pursued a Master's degree in Urban Ecological Planning at NTNU from 2011 to 2013, delving into the socio-political dimensions of healthy cities and actively engaging in collaborative projects with Trondheim Municipality.

Her academic journey reached its pinnacle with a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development within the framework of Network Governance from NTNU, spanning from 2013 to 2018. Her doctoral research, focused on exploring governance structures and functions in the NTNU campus co-location, earned her recognition as the PhD of the year 2019, a testament to her scholarly excellence and dedication. During this period, she honed her skills in designing empirical, evidence-based qualitative research, contributing significantly to teaching urban planning and design theories.

Professional Endeavors

Transitioning into the professional realm, she has made remarkable contributions as an Associate Professor at NTNU. Her role involves spearheading education, supervision, and research activities in Urban Facility Management. She actively engages in diverse national and international research projects, including initiatives such as Horizon Europe We Generate and COST Action CA21166 SHiFT. Notably, she played a pivotal role in judging the Norwegian Roadmap for Smart Cities and Communities innovation competition, underscoring her expertise in urban governance and sustainability.

Her employment history also includes impactful roles such as a Postdoc in the Smart City +City x Change project and a Researcher in the Planning Instruments for Smart Energy Communities project. These positions allowed her to delve into various aspects of urban planning, energy transition, and community engagement, contributing to the development of innovative solutions for sustainable urban development.

Contributions and Research Focus in Strategic Planning

She' research interests span a wide spectrum of topics, reflecting her commitment to addressing pressing urban challenges. Her research areas include urban governance, social change, democratic and inclusive cities, citizen participation, smart sustainable cities, and holistic health and well-being. Through her work, she aims to foster positive change in urban environments, promoting inclusive decision-making processes and sustainable development practices.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to academia and research have garnered significant recognition, including being awarded the PhD of the year 2019 and being recognized as a finalist in the National Research Grand Prix competition. Her scholarly achievements underscore her commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of urban planning and sustainable development.

Impact and Influence

Through her research, teaching, and professional engagements, She has made a tangible impact on the academic community and beyond. Her work has contributed to advancing knowledge in urban planning and governance, informing policy decisions, and fostering collaboration between academia, industry, and government stakeholders.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As she continues her academic and professional journey, her remains committed to driving positive change in urban environments. With her expertise in urban planning, governance, and sustainable development, she is poised to make further contributions to addressing the complex challenges facing cities worldwide. Her legacy will be defined by her unwavering dedication to creating more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable urban spaces for future generations.

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Notable Publications

Savis Gohari | Strategic Planning | Academic Leadership in Business Strategy Award

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