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Dr. Mohammad Paydar is an Architect (Urban Designer), graduated from PhD program of the University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), Faculty of Built Environment in August 2013. His PhD research focused on walking behavior and path choice of the commuters in central business district (CBD) of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) between the metro stations and workplaces of the commuters. He was also actively involved in holding and running different workshops and seminars in the faculty during his PhD career. Dr. Paydar has done his Postdoctoral research in the center of Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), cluster of Built Environment, School of Urban Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (UC). In this center, he focused on fear of crime and perceived insecurity found as one of the main issues in residential neighborhoods of Santiago among the women. Dr. Paydar is experienced with teaching several courses on Architecture and Urban Design in Malaysia, Chile, and Iran for more than ten years and has supervised several master and PhD Dissertations. Dr. Paydar is also expert in different software on Architecture and Urban studies including AutoCAD, Revit, and GIS. In addition, he is very familiar with computer programming such as Java and Android which enables him to define interdisciplinary technical projects in Architecture, Urbanism and Computer Programming.
Among all generations, young adults as a significant population may contribute to modifications in energy consumption and sustainability in cities. Identifying current and future trends in young adults’ mobility patterns, the process of achieving sustainable transport’ goals could be accelerated. Active mobility -especially cycling- plays an important role in enhancing sustainable travel behavior of urban residents. Recreational cycling -refers to cycling for leisure, health, or fitness- has recently been a central focus due to the role of physical activities in improving sustainable lifestyles. Considering a sustainable community, “unsustainable” community is depicted by perceptions of poverty, antisocial behavior, homelessness, high levels of crime, and fear of crime. But the fear of crime and perceptions of insecurity are among the most important issues with regard to a sustainability framework, relative to crime itself, especially in cities with low crime rates. Finally, greater user satisfaction contributes to maintain sustainable housing as well.