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Mohammad Ravankhah, MSc.

Mr. MSc.
Mohammad Ravankhah
Academic assistant

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Phone +49 (0)711 685-66330
Fax+49 (0)711 685-66965
Email address
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning
Pfaffenwaldring 7
70569 Stuttgart

by appointment


Main Research

  • Disaster risk assessment/ management for cultural heritage and historic cities
  • Climate change impact assessment/ adaptation for World Heritage (including cultural landscape and historic urban landscape)
  • Heritage Impact Assessment (assessing impact of urban development pressure and land-use change on heritage properties)

Ongoing projects:

  • 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.
  • Ravankhah, M., Schmidt, M. & Will, Th.: Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Identification for World Cultural Heritage Sites in Seismic Zones, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Emerald publication, UK, in press.
  • Ravankhah, M., Chmutina. K., Schmidt, M. & Bosher. L: 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. In press.
  • 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.
  • 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).
Curriculum vitae:
2001-2006 BA in Architectural Engineering: Faculty of Architecture and Arts, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran.
2007-2011 MSc in Post-disaster Reconstruction: Reconstruction Research Department, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
2011- present PhD candidate in Heritage Studies: International Graduate School, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany: PhD thesis: Earthquake Disaster Risk Assessment for Cultural World Heritage sites: the case of Bam and its Cultural landscape.
2014-2016 Academic assistant at Chair of Environmental Planning, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
from 2016 Research associate at Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, University of Stuttgart