Dr Samira Ramezani

Assistant Professor, the University of Groningen

Samira is an assistant professor at the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in urban and regional planning from the Sapienza University of Rome. She has been a researcher in different institutes including the University of California at Berkeley, Delft University of Technology, University of Toronto, and Aalto University.

Samira’s research efforts seek to come up with land use and transportation policies that could encourage the use of more sustainable modes of transportation and address societal and environmental challenges such as equity, health, and climate change. Her general research interests lie in the areas of travel behaviour, behaviour change, participatory mobility management, and integrated land use-transportation planning. She takes a multidisciplinary and mixed-method approach in understanding travel behaviour and its implication for wellbeing and the environment. Her research activities are hoped to lead to a profound improvement in public policymaking, by enabling policy and decision-makers to adopt evidence- based decision-making by taking the perceptions, preferences, and lifestyle of citizens into account.