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- Disaster resilience and climate change adaptation in urban and regional planning
- Vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies and tools
- Disaster risk management for cultural heritage and historic cities
- Environmental/Heritage Impact Assessment (EIA/HIA) in urban and regional development
- urbisphere - coupling dynamic cities and climate
- Quality assurance of the IPCC AR6: Chapter Scientist to support the coordinating lead author IPCC- Sixth IPCC Assessment Report, Working Group II, Chapter 8
- EU-STORM Project ‘Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management’ http://www.storm-project.eu/
Journal articles ( peer reviewed)
Ravankhah M., de Wit R., Argyriou AV., Chliaoutakis A., Revez MJ., Birkmann J., Žuvela-Aloise M., Sarris A., Tzigounaki A., Giapitsoglou K. (2019). Integrated Assessment of Natural Hazards, Including Climate Change’s Influences, for Cultural Heritage Sites: The Case of the Historic Centre of Rethymno in Greece. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 10. pp. 343–361. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-019-00235-z
Ravankhah, M., Schmidt, M. & Will, Th. (2017). Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Identification for World Cultural Heritage Sites in Seismic Zones, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald Publishing, Vol 7, 3, pp.272-289. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JCHMSD-09-2015-0032
Seyedashrafi, B., Ravankhah, M., Weidner, S., & Schmidt, M. (2017). Applying Heritage Impact Assessment to urban development: World Heritage property of Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan in Iran. Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 31, pp.213-224. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210670716302359
Book chapters ( peer reviewed)
Ravankhah M., de Wit R., Revez M.J., Chliaoutakis A., Argyriou A.V., Vaz Pinto I., Brum P., Žuvela-Aloise M., Sarris A., Birkmann J., Anwar A., Heeley J. (2019). Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. In Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards: Methodologies, Procedures, Technologies and Policy improvements achieved by Horizon 2020 - 700191 STORM project, ed: Resta V, Utkin A B, Neto FM, Patrikakis C Z (Pisa: Pisa University Press). pp 55-88.
Bicchierai, I., Gugliandolo, E., Williamson, R.J., Ravankhah, M., Chliaoutakis, A., Argyriou, N., Sarris, A., Argyriou, L. (2019). Decision making for risk mitigation based on collaborative services and tools. In Cultural Heritage Resilience Against Climate Change and Natural Hazards: Methodologies, Procedures, Technologies and Policy improvements achieved by Horizon 2020 - 700191 STORM project, ed: Resta V, Utkin A B, Neto FM, Patrikakis C Z (Pisa: Pisa University Press). pp 173-199.
de Wit, R., Ravankhah, M., Kogias, D.G., Žuvela-Aloise, M., Anders, I., Hollósi, B., Höfler, A., Birkmann, J., Patrikakis, C., Resta, V. and Boi, S. (2019). Climate Change Communication to Safeguard Cultural Heritage. Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences. In Leal Filho, W., Lackner, B., McGhie, H. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. pp. 199-212. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98294-6
Ravankhah, M., Chmutina. K., Schmidt, M. & Bosher, L. (2017). Integration of Cultural Heritage into Disaster Risk Management: Challenges and Opportunities for Increased Disaster Resilience, Going Beyond – Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No 2, Springer Publishing. No 2, pp.307-321. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-57165-2_22
Ravankhah, M., Schmidt, M. (2016). Earthen architectural heritage in earthquake prone areas: an integrated approach to disaster risk, The Book of Earth Constructions and Tradition, Vienna University of Technology & Institute of Comparative Research in Architecture, Austria. Vol 1, pp.159-166.
Conference paper and poster presentation
Ravankhah M., Revez M. J., Chliaoutakis A., de Wit R., Argyriou AV., Žuvela-Aloise M., Sarris A., Birkmann J. (2018). An Indicator-based Approach to Link Vulnerability and Hazard in Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage Sites. International Conference on “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World”. University of Potsdam, Germany. 4–5 October 2018. Abstract and poster presentation, Conference proceeding: pp. 86 & 87. https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/41661
Ravankhah M., Revez M.J., de Wit R ., Vaz Pinto, I., Argyriou , N., Hliaoutakis , A., Brum, P., Žuvela-Aloise, M., Sarris, A., Birkmann , J., Magalhães, A., Pradeep, N., Coghi , P., Resta , V., Boi , S. (2018). A methodological framework to assess disaster risks at cultural heritage sites: the case of the Roman Ruins of Tróia. 8th International Conference on Building Resilience – ICBR Lisbon’2018 Risk and Resilience in Practice. Lisbon, Portugal. 14-16 November 2018. Conference proceeding: p. 273. http://2018.buildresilience.org/
Ravankhah, M. (2015). Disaster Risk Management for Bam and its Cultural Landscape in Iran, 10th UNESCO International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage, Kyoto, Kobe and Tohoku area, Japan, 12-28 Sep. 2015, conference proceeding: pp. 52-55.
Ravankhah, M., Schmidt, M. (2014). Developing Methodology of Disaster Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage Sites, RDS at 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, incorporating the 3rd Annual Meeting of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, Salford Quays, UK, 8-10 September 2014, conference proceeding: pp. 13-22. http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=41475
Seyedashrafi, B., Mokhtari, E. & Ravankhah, M. (2014). Heritage contribution to post-disaster sustainable development of communities: The case of Bam and its Cultural Landscape, International Conference on Fortified Heritage: Management and Sustainable Development, Spain, Oct 17, 2014, conference proceeding: pp. 869-883.
Ravankhah, M. (2011). Earthquake Risk Preparedness Plan for Arg-e Bam in Iran, International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR). iiirr.ucalgary.ca/files/iiirr/235.pdf
Regional Planning II
|2001-2006||Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering: Faculty of Architecture and Arts, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran.|
|2007-2011||Master’s degree in Post-disaster Reconstruction: Reconstruction Research Department, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.|
|2012-2020||PhD candidate in Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning: Heritage
Studies, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Dissertation title: Earthquake Disaster Risk Assessment for Cultural World Heritage sites: the case of Bam and its Cultural Landscape in Iran
|2014-2016||Academic assistant at Chair of Environmental Planning, Faculty of Environment and Natural Sciences, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg|
|2016-2020||Research associate at Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart|
|May 2020||Completed the doctoral examination procedure in Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning: Heritage Studies, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany|
|Since August 2020||Post-doctoral researcher at Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning (IREUS), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Stuttgart|