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Saba Golchehr is a design researcher who explores data-driven, human-centred design in Architecture and Urbanism. She completed her PhD in Architecture at the Royal College of Art (UK) in 2019, where she focused on how novel sources of digital data on human experiences in the built environment could inform sustainable urban development. In her current position as Postdoctoral Fellow at TU Delft, Department of Architecture she explores the use of data in co-creative design, design thinking in Architecture and design fiction through speculative narratives. Saba holds a Master’s degree in Urbanism and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from TU Delft.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Data for Design - Critically Adopting Data-Driven Approaches for Long-term Citizen Participation and Sustainability in Design for the Public Realm, Royal College of Art, London

1 Feb 20141 Feb 2020

Award Date: 1 Feb 2020


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