Rana Amirtahmasebi is an urban planner, working at the Urban Development and Resilience Unit of the World Bank, mostly on issues related to urban regeneration and land. Her interest is in employing creative policy and financial tools to improve the quality of urban environment, develop local economic development strategies, and boost social integration and mobility. A native of Iran, Rana moved to the United States after finishing her master’s degree in architecture and engineering, with a thesis focusing on urban regeneration strategies for the historic core of Tehran, addressing social integration of migrant workers and informal settlers. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a dual master’s degree in Urbanism Studies and City Planning, and worked as a research fellow for the Aga Khan Foundation. Her past employments include Bavand Consultants, Cesar Pelli and Associates, Aga Khan Foundation, and the City of New York.
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