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Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei

Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei

Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 764546


Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research. Her current research focuses on understanding the socio-economic inhibitors to the take up of digital innovation in construction.

Rey has a background in urban planning and is interested in housing markets, affordable housing, planning, and land supply. She has a particular interest in the complex relationships between the different actors in the urban housing arena. Her previous research topics have included urban expansion and housing affordability in London, and the application of a structure and agency approach to the private housing market in Tehran.

She has a PhD in Urban Planning (2016, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield), an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (2008, School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science and Technology) and a BSc in Theoretical Economics (2005, University of Tehran).  She has extensive experience in both academia and industry, and previously worked for UN-Habitat as a lead researcher in London, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Buildreka, and most recently for the CDBB, where she supported the team to develop the Capability Framework.

Rey is a Postdoctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Key Publications

  • Shojaei,R  (under consideration) An Application of the Structure and Agency Approach to Understand the Housing Development Process, Case Study of Tehran, Housing Studies.
  • Shojaei,R (under consideration) Review: the factors influencing the land acquisition and site selection, Land use Policy.
  • Shojaei,R, Mahdizadeh, S (forthcoming) The role of trust in  housing development process in developing countries.
  • Shojaei, R(2009) Analysis the Effect of High Building on Social Circumstances of neighbourhood, Housing Economic Journal, Iran, Volume 48, Pages 85-104.
  • Shojaei, R (2009) Considering the Relation Between Land Price and Land-use, Housing Economic Journal, Iran, Volume 50, Pages 75-96.