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Webinar Visions and Challenges in Urban regeneration


Metropolis and Teheran Municipality organised this thematic webinar on visions and challenges in urban regeneration to gather Metropolis members and to share their own experiences regarding urban heritage without losing sight of the identity of a city in an increasingly globalised world.



With the growth of urbanization, about 56% of the world's population live in cities and slums sprawl to be the home for some; as well complex economic-structural changes in the urban areas make urban deteriorated areas around the world especially in Global South, it is why cities need the interventions of urban regeneration program.

The transformation of the cities’ structure is necessary which involves housing, employment, social issues, etc. This is the starting point of sustainable urban regeneration notion which leads to an urban inclusive development. 

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  • Dr. Kave Hajialiakbari, CEO, Urban Renewal Organization of Tehran (UROT)
  • Dr. Pirouz Hanachi, Mayor Teheran
  • Octavi de la Varga, Secretary general Metropolis
  • Heydar Eskandarpour,  Mayor, Shiraz
  • Dr. Rana Hammam, Urban Regeneration, Cairo
  • Mennatullah Hendaway, Chair of Urban Design, and Lecturer assistant, Ain shams university, Cairo
  • Kanak Tiwari, Master Plan of Delhi 2042, Delhi
  • Kave hani Aliakbari, CEO of UROT, Tehran
  • Özlem TUT,  Director of Urban Transformation, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality  


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