Research Fellow

PhD, Aalto University, Finland


Urban Studies, Geoinformatics, Participatory Mapping




Kamyar Hasanzadeh is a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has a background in Geoinformatics engineering and he has completed his doctoral studies in Land-use Planning and Transportation engineering. His research is mainly focused on developing innovative geospatial methods and tools for modeling individual behaviors and using them to study complex person-environment relationships. He has also extensive experience in use of participatory mapping methods in urban research.

He is supporting Belinda and team on the “An integrated socio-temporal study of outdoor recreation spaces in Singapore” project.

His research interests include:

  • Public participation GIS
  • Active living and environmental health promotion
  • Travel behavior and mobility
  • Urban sustainability research
  • residential choice and housing preferences
  • Data management, privacy issues, and data anonymization.


  • PhD, Aalto University, Finland (2019)


  • Hasanzadeh, K., Ikeda, E., Mavoa, S., Smith, M., (2022). Children’s physical activity and active travel: A cross-sectional study of activity spaces, sociodemographic and neighborhood associations. Journal of Children’s Geographies.
  • Korpilo, S., Kajosaari, A., Rinne, T., Hasanzadeh, K., Raymond, C. M., & Kyttä, M. (2021). Coping with crisis: Green space use in Helsinki before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, 713977.
  • Hasanzadeh, K., Kyttä, M., Lilius, J., Ramezani, S., & Rinne, T. (2021). Centricity and multi-locality of activity spaces: The varying ways young and old adults use neighborhoods and extra-neighborhood spaces in Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Cities, 110, 103062.
  • Hasanzadeh, K., Kajosaari, A., Häggman, D., & Kyttä, M. (2020). A context sensitive approach to anonymizing public participation GIS data: From development to the assessment of anonymization effects on data quality. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 83, 101513.