Dr Fatemeh   Aminpour
Associate Lecturer

Dr Fatemeh Aminpour

PhD (UNSW), MArch, BArch

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Fatemeh is currently an Associate Lecturer (Ed-focused) in the program of Landscape Architecture and a Research Associate in the City Futures Research Centre. Her area of research interest is children’s environments. She has the experience of designing and researching school environments with a particular interest in inclusive school design and participatory methodologies in research with children. She holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in Environment-Behaviour research and her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Tehran, Iran. Her PhD project explores the role of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments in children’s expression of agency.

Since 2015, Fatemeh tutored students in both elective and core courses, run by the Faculty of Built Environment in different programs including City Planning, Urban Development and Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Prior to her PhD studies, she was a research assistant working on low-energy schools and the context and design of traditional schools in Iran. She has a couple of years of experience in practice in Hermpey Consulting Engineering as a landscape architect.  

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Bishop KG; Aminpour F, 2020, 'Knowing their place: Children, young people and cities', in The Routledge Handbook of People and Place in the 21st Century City, edn. Routledge Handbook, Routledge, New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351211543-11
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2021, 'The Physical Characteristics of Children’s Preferred Natural Settings in Primary School Grounds', Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, pp. 127163 - 127163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127163
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F; Bishop K, 2021, 'Children’s Preferences on the Move: Establishing the Characteristics of Unofficial Paths and their Benefits for Children’s Physical Play in Australian Primary School Grounds', Journal of Environmental Psychology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2021.101599
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F; Bishop K; Corkery L, 2020, 'The hidden value of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments for children's self-directed play.', Journal of Landscape and Urban Planning
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Pawson H; Randolph B; Maclennan D; Aminpour F, 2021, Housing and Productivity: Interrogating Australian Experts' Views, UNSW, Kensington, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/documents/647/Delphi_report_v2.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Maclennan D; Pawson H; Long J; Randolph B; Aminpour F; Leishman C, 2021, Housing: Taming the Elephant in the Economy, UNSW, Kensington, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/documents/644/Synthesis_report-final_version_12.06.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Maclennan D; Long J; Pawson H; Randolph B; Aminpour F; Leishman C, 2021, AUSTRALIAN EXPERTS' VIEWS OF HOUSING IN THE ECONOMY: ABSTRACT DREAMINGS OR REAL DIRECTIONS?, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.11606.57929
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Ding L; Aminpour F; Craft W; Liu E; Yenneti K; Lim B; Samaratunga GK; Paolini R; Prasad D, 2019, Understanding Decision-Making Processes to Meet or Exceed BASIX Requirements, https://cityfutures.be.unsw.edu.au/documents/478/EEMDN_BASIX_factsheet.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2020, 'Vertical schools as community hubs in residential neighbourhoods', in Cleveland B; Chandler P; Backhouse S; Clinton J; McShane I; Newton C (eds.), Building Connections for Community Benefit. Proceedings of Schools as Community Hubs International Conference, Melbourne, AU, pp. 49 - 63, presented at Schools as Community Hubs, Melbourne, AU, 03 December 2020 - 04 December 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.26188/13146527
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2019, 'The value of desire lines within outdoor school environments to children’s physical activity', presented at Sustainable Urban Environments: Proceedings of Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 50th Conference, 22 May 2019
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2018, The role of in-between spaces within outdoor school environments in children’s expression of agency
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2017, 'The Role of In-between Spaces within Outdoor School Environments in Children’s Expression of Agency', presented at Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA 2017), 26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2016, 'Children’s gendered use of school grounds: The role of the physical environment', in Mitcheltree H; Cleveland B; Imms W (eds.), Informing education theory, design and practice through learning environment evaluation, LEaRN, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, presented at What's Working? 2016 LEaRN International Graduate Research Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 03 June 2016 - 03 June 2016, http://hdl.handle.net/11343/191853
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2016, 'The role of physical environments in self-agency: An ecological psychology approach', in Pasalar C; Fox A (ed.), Conference proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of Environment Design Research Association, EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, presented at EDRA47Raleigh - Innovation :: Shifting Ground, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 18 May 2016 - 21 May 2016, https://www.edra.org/page/edra47raleigh
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2014, 'In-between spaces: children’s place, adult’s placelessness', presented at Place and Placelessness Symposium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 04 September 2014
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F; Khajavi M, 2010, 'The impact of livelihood on rural housing typology: a case study in Anjile', presented at 1st International Conference on Rural Settlements: Housing and Fabric, 28 May 2010

Awards

  1. Learning and Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW (2018)
  2. The winner of 3MT competition, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW (2017)
  3. University International Postgraduate Award for PhD studies, UNSW (2014)
  4. The fourth best design selected in the conference of Iranian School, Iranian Architecture for the design of the educational complex with a collaborative approach to learning in Semnan (2012)
  5. Top undergraduate student, School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran (2009)
  6. The best design of the Residential Complex in Imamzade Yahiya Neighbourhood in Tehran awarded by the chairman of Tehran City Council (2008)

 

Grants

  1. PhD Writing Fellowship, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW (2018), Sponsor: Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
  2. Digital Uplift Innovation – Learning and Teaching Grant (2018), Sponsor: Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
  3. EDRA Student Research Grant, EDRA47 (2015), Sponsor: Environment Design Reseach Association 
     

 

Media

  • Media | 2017
    Dr Fatemeh Aminpour
    Aminpour F, 2017, Gender equity in school grounds