(Updated on August, 23 /2012)
1: Personality Identifications:
· First name: Masoud
· Last name: Masoumi
· Father’s name: Hossein
· Nationality: Iranian
· Occupation: Manager of Urban Planning & Architecture Section of Technical Office of Governors Office of a Tehran Province.
· Birth day: 23 August 1970
· Gender: male
· marital situation: single
· E-mail: M_masoumi33@Yahoo.com
· Web site: http://www.m-masoumi.com (Please see up to date resume on this web site.)
· Mailing Address: 4th floor-Number6-Endclosed Khayyam alley-11th street of MOKHABERAT-Southern JANNAT ABAD Street- TEHRAN-I.R.IRAN. postal cod: 1475774895
· Phone Number: 0098 - (0912 550 12 69 )
2: Memberships & Titles:
· Founder of Mixed use Parks (Emergency Parks) in Islamic Republic of Iran.
These Parks defined in Iran as a land use in urban planning and disaster Management. Its usage in peace time is as a usual park or green space. But in disaster time we can use it as a space for settlement.
· Member of a Department of Justice Official Expert.( in Urban Planning Category)
· Member of a Book House of Islamic Republic of Iran.
· Member of a Authors, journalists & Artists Support Credit Found.
· Member of a Tehran Province Building Engineering Regularity Organization. ( In Urban Planning Category ).
· Model of a Officer in Technical Office of a Tehran Governorship in 2011.
3: Past Education:
· A. Diploma: (1995-1998) Shahid Beheshti High School/ Hamadan/ Ghorveh Darjazin / IRAN.
· B. Bachelor’s degree: Geography & Urban planning field of study.(1998-1992).Tabriz University / IRAN.
· C. Master’s degree: Urban & Regional Planning (1995-Feb 2000) Shahid Beheshty University / Architectural & Urban Planning College / IRAN.
4: Employment Records:
Name of Organization
Period of Employment
Type of Work
Hegmataneh Cement Plant
1994 to 1995
Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution of Iran ( Lorestan , Hamadan & West Azerbaijan Province )
1995 to 96
Rural and Village Development Planning Advisor
Iran Touring Tourism Organization –National Tourism Development.
Expert of Regional tourism planning
Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning / Iran construction Information Centre.(http://www.icic.gov.ir)
Research about IT in Urban & Regional planning
Technical Office of Governors Office of Tehran Province
Urban and Regional Planning Expert
Technical Affairs of Urban and Regional Planning.
(Tourism Planning, Advisor & expert of 8 City, Rural Planning, It)
5) Published Books
5-1: Published book.
Title: The Nature of Tourism
Published by: Peik e Kosar press
This is a book in 128 pages that I have published it in January in 2006. In this book I have described four essential aspects of tourism from tourism development planning points of view.
Economic, socio-cultural, environmental and political aspects are four essential aspects in this book that all tourism planners, managers, researchers and workers in Iran need getting knowledge about them.
It has 5 sections. Every aspect has described in a special section. Relationship of tourism with environment and community, Impairments and benefits are 3 important parts of sections. Final section has an overall view on tourism development and its importance in the world and special in Iran.
1: Economic aspect of tourism industry 19
1-1: Economic nature of tourism 20
1-2: Important factors in economic impacts 31
1-3: Economic potentially impacts and Importance of tourism 31
1-3-1: potentially Impairments of tourism 34
1-3-1: potentially Advantages of tourism 38
1-4: The Unique tourism 41
2: Environmental aspect of tourism industry 43
2-1: Environmental impacts and Importance of tourism 49
2-1-1: potentially Impairments of tourism 49
2-1-2: potentially Advantages of tourism 51
2-3: The Unique Tourism 53
3: Socio cultural aspect of tourism industry 55
3-1: Impacts of community on each other and their impacts on tourism 55
3-2: impacts of tourism on culture and community 60
3-3: Important factors in cultural impacts 62
3-4: community impact model 63
3-5: Importance and socio cultural potentially impacts of tourism 67
3-5-1: potentially Impairments of tourism 71
3-5-2: potentially Advantages of tourism 74
3-6: Overall policies for managing potentially negative impacts
3-7: The Unique Tourism 76
4: Political aspect of tourism industry 79
4-1: the Relationship among politic and tourism 79
4-2: Role of government in tourism 80
4-3: Government involvement pair in tourism 81
4-4: Role of non governmental section in tourism 82
4-5: Approaches about arriving tourist in to country
4-6: The Unique Tourism 85
5: Adding up 87
Definitions and Means 96
Persian-English Key words 113
English-Persian Key words 121
5-2: Published Book
Title: An Introduction to Local, Urban & Regional Tourism Development Planning Approaches from 1935 until 2006.
Published by: Samira Press
This book is under publishing it will publish in 250 pages. In this book I have described about 10 essential approaches of tourism development planning which experienced in USA, U.K and other parts of Europe from 43 until 2006.
Approaches divided in to two essential categorizes:
1- Non integrated approaches.
2- Integrated approaches.
Non integrated approaches are as follows: .Operation research, Econometrics & P.E.R.T- C.P.M.
And integrated approaches are Master plan, Systemic analysis Approach, Structural Planning, Strategic Planning, Long range comprehensive planning, Community involvement and Sustainable development planning.
Any Approaches have described in a section.
Any section has some essential subject as: Background and history of approach, theory bases, fundamental steps and process for planning, Impairments, limitations and advantages, Experiences in other countries. It has written and gathered in 3 sections. The end section is an adding up from latest sections.
Total Contents will be as follows:
Section 1: Non- integrated Approaches. ( from 1935 until 1960)
1: Operation Research. (O.R)
3: P.E.R.T & C.P.M.
Section 2: integrated approaches. (From 1960 until now)
4: Master plan.
5: Systemic analysis Approach.
6: Structural Planning.
7: Strategic Planning.
8: Long range comprehensive planning.
9: Community involvement.
10: Sustainable development planning.
Any Approaches have described in a section.
Section 3: Adding up
11: Adding Up
Definitions and Means
English-Persian Key words
5-3: Published Book
Title: A Background of Tourism Development Planning in Iran. (From 1963 until 2006).
Published by: Samira press
This is a book about 150 pages. In this book I have described Iranian tourism development planning documents and activities and approaches from 1962 until 2006.
Iranian tourism developments planning and documents have divided in to two essential categorizes:
1- From Iranian 3rd 5 year's social economic development plan- 1963- until Islamic Revolution in 1978.
2- From Islamic revolution until 2006.
These two periods are really definitely because of changing and differences in Islamic values. Beginning war in 1980 and other problems in international politic environment were too effective in tourism development process in Iran.
Finally unfortunately the tourism section couldn’t get its unique position in Iranian under developing economy. For example Iranian pair in international tourism is unacceptable yet.
Analyzing all documents is too huge activity and it needs various experts then I couldn’t analyze them completely alone. Then I can name it as introductions and abstracts that could be as a base for future searching activities like this.
1-: First Section: The period before Islamic revolution.
1-1: Reasons of Beginning and continuing official planning in Iran.
1-2: Reasons of Beginning statistical in Iran.
1-3: Reasons of Using Master planning approach in Iran.
1-4: Relative organizations in tourism planning activity in Iran.
1-4-1: Planning & budget organization.
1-4-2: Tourist attraction & advertisement organization.
1-5: Tourism development plans before Islamic revolution.
1-5-1: Iranian 3rd 5 year's socio- economic development plan- 1963- 1966.
1-5-2: Iranian 4th 5 year's socio- economic development plan- 1968- 1972.
1-5-3: Iranian 5th 5 year's socio- economic development plan- 1973- 1977.
1-5-4: Iranian 6th 5 year's socio- economic development plan- 1978- 1983.
1-5-5: Iranian tourism master plan.
1-5-6: Battle Institute memorial Columbus s social-economic Researching.
1-5-7: Land set planning documents.
2: Second section: The period After Islamic revolution.
2-1: The period with out Official plan.
2-2: First attempts of Islamic republic government for preparing a Cultural, and socio-economic development 5 years plan.
2-3: Tourism development plans after Islamic revolution.
2-3-1: 1st Islamic republic of Iranian 5 year's cultural & socio- economic development plan- 1989- 1993.
2-3-2: 2nd Islamic republic of Iranian 5 year's cultural & socio- economic development plan- 1994- 1998.
2-3-3: 3rd Islamic republic of Iranian 5 year's cultural & socio- economic development plan- 1999- 2003.
2-3-4: 4th Islamic republic of Iranian 5 year's cultural & socio- economic development plan- 2003- 2009.
2-3-5: Provincial tourism development plans.
3: Third Section: Adding up & suggestions
3-1: Adding Up
6) Published Articles
6-1: Published Article
Title: Long Range comprehensive planning approach and its process for tourism Development planning.
· Printed in 2005.
· Name of Gathering Book: Urban planning and Architectural Scientific and professional Articles of country- first Book- Tehran- - Pages number, 130-146.
· Publisher: Urban planning & Architectural searching center.
6-2: Published Article
Title: World habitat Day 4 October 2004
· Article published in Magazine as A&E(Architecture and Engineering) –volume 5/No 38/Oct 2004-pp60-63.
· The especial magazine of urban planning studies in IRAN.
Title: E-Tourism and its importance in tourism development
· This article published in TRANSPORTATION magazine, No237, July 2003, pp70-73.
· Phone number of magazine: 021- 8735701 Mr.H .Zarghani.
6- 4: Published Article
Title: The usage of Master planning approach in Iran and its weaknesses.
· Article published in Magazine as A&E (Architecture and Engineering) –Number 28-PP 60-66.
· The especial magazine of urban planning studies in IRAN.
6-5: Published Article
Title: Sustainable Tourism development planning approach & process
In this article, the approaches of planning divided Into two categories. (Integrated and non-Integrated approaches) sustainable approach is a kind of Integrated approaches ,because it pay attention to all of elements in a system in planning activity.
In first the backgrounds and history of sustainable development & sustainable tourism development described .then roles of Government , private section and roles of tourists in sustainable tourism planning in a region summarized.
I another part the Goals and Essentials of Sustainable tourism planning described. the 6 elements of Sustainable tourism planning is a new mean in Iran that I got it from W.T.O(World Tourism Organization) Guide book and I used it in master tourism planning for Iran on 2001 in a project in I.T.T.O.(Iran Heritage & Tourism Organization)
Finally the 5 steps of Sustainable tourism planning described. The guide book of W.T.O was backgrounds of these steps .these process are different from other process that are using in Iran.
This article was delivered to office of A & E Magazine.(Sakht Va Saz ).The said magazine
· Article published in Magazine as A&E(Architecture and Engineering) –Number 25-PP 65-69.
· The especial magazine of urban planning studies in IRAN.
6- 6: Published Article
Title: Environmental Aspect of Tourism Activity.
· Printed in 2003
· Name of Magazine: PYAM –E- SABZ”(Green Message)-Scientific and educational monthly journal - Numbers :12 & 13 and 14
· Publisher: IRANIAN SOCIETY of LANDSCAPE ENGINEERS(IRSLE)
· Publisher Address: No. 9, Nezam Alley,Valiasre St(under Jomhoori St)., Tehran, Iran
· Telephone: 0098 21 6960817 & 6960818
The tourism Activity has four essential matters: 1-economic. 2-socio cultural.3-political & 4- environmental matter.
All of them are important. The environmental aspect is important too .but in 3rd world and UN developed and under developing countries the planners did not pay attention to environmental case .in these situations some environmental problems will appear and they will effect on other parts & aspects of tourism in a region as a system.
The environment is the essential background for tourism activity. and some of sites are as attractions for tourism activity. more of tourism activities are applying on environment. so we can get this result that the tourism and environment have strong relations .and we cannot forget those relations.
The tourism activity has some effects on environment. Some articles written for description that relations and effects.
and in this article I described and argued about it from Urban & Regional planning view points. then I summarized some of effects with graphs. The effects divided in to two categories:1-positive effects and 2-negative effects.
Doing some monitoring activities such as Assessing and evaluating the effects are necessary for planning and managing tourism .
they are very methods and ways for controlling effects. some experts worked on economic theories for controlling on negative effects and to control and improve positive results .in this article , I described one economic theory for said mean ,with using some graphs. And I summarized the characteristics of ideal tourism from environmental view points.
Magazines numbers 12 & 13 and 14 Attached. please find Articles on pages numbers 36 & 22.
6-7: Published Article
Title: Capability and limits for Tourism Development in Hamadan Province, from Regional planning view points.
Presented in recognition commercial-economic talents gathering, Hamadan Province, Oct. 1997. It was printed in articles of the said gathering.
· Printed in 1999.
· Name of Gathering Book: recognition commercial-economic talents gathering –Hamadan Province-Pages number, 319-348.
· Publisher: Institute for Studying and Commercial Research.
· Publisher Address: No. 240, North Karegar St., Tehran, Iran
· Telephone: 0098 21 393929
Hamadan Province, especially Hamadan bears high capability in tourism industry that lots of transitional tourism and other types of tourism visit this city.
In this research the tourism status of the said province was compares with the similar status in whole part of country based on some statistics figure and existing indicators and the manner of changing in the said industry through Hamadan province and the whole part of Iran was analyzed.
In the latter stage, by considering the existing problems and potential some solutions were stated for improving tourism industry in the said province.
More usage of statistics and the manner of categorizing (offered method of W.T.O) that is emphasizing sustainable development is distinguished characteristics of this article.
6- 8: Published Article
Title: Comparative Review on Tourism Development in Iran & some Instances from other countries
· Printed in: 2008.
· Name of Magazine: SHORAHA Magazine , 2nd year, No 20 , January 2008 , pp: 8-13.
· Publisher: Tehran Municipality
6-9: Published Article
Title: The Necessity of including related Courses with construction, Architecture as well as Urbanism in education period from Guidance school till university in Iran.
· Printed in: 2008.
· Name of Magazine: Payam e Nezam Mohandesi Magazine, 13th year, No 7 , September 2008 , pp: 37-41.
· Publisher: Tehran Engineering Organization
6- 10: Published Article
Title: A criticism on Passed Legislation of Iran Architecture & Urban Planning higher Council. Date 5/5/1388.
The article is About Recognizing Urban Master Plan of cities with a People More than 20000 .
This legislation had some essential problems. Author has described its limitations and negative effects on urban planning regularity in master plans and finally on the Quality of life in cities with more than 200000 people. Author has shown its problems with other relevant laws , codes & passed legislations.
· Printed in: 2010.
· Name of Magazine: SHORAHA Magazine, 4th year, , June 2010 , pp: 32-40.
· Publisher: Tehran Municipality
7) Papers & Searching activities ( Un Published )
7-1: Research & Translation
Title: Indicators of Urban Development
Translated to Persian language.(Farsi).
· Research Location: This research was performed in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (Iran Construction Information Center) .ICIC. (Http://www.ICIC.gov.ir )
· Research Period: This research was performed during 1999-2000.
· Data and required figures as well as indicators descriptions were adopted from UNCHS and World Bank and translated to Persian. This research has been saved in http: //www.icic.gov.ir site for two years up the end of 2001.
· Research Location(ICIC) Address : Floor, No. 9, Bijan St (Shahid Khoddami) , Valiasre St., above Vanak Square ,Tehran, Iran
· Telephone: 0098 21 8797455 & 8797448
The indicators of Urban & regional development divided in to 6 categories (modules) as:
1. Socioeconomic Development
4. Environmental Management
5. Local Government
I searched on Habitat, World Bank & Urban observatory web site and data bases. Then I collected all of indicators in these sites. I compared all of them. In final a completed list of indicators which were depend with Urban & regional subject choused.
Any category divided in to some indicators.(between 5 until 30).the definitions and means of these indicators are very important from statistics and Urban planning view points.It is essential and in Iran we need them.
The definitions are Global & universal.
Title: National & Regional Tourism Planning: Experiences of three countries (Uganda, Philippines &Senegal)
· Book name: National & Regional Tourism planning – Methodologies & Case Studies
· by :Professor Edward Inskeep
· A World Tourism Organization Publication, published by Routledge 1994
I translated three cases and end part of book which were suitable for Iran as a third world country.
These Experiences covers and argue about some approaches the essential principles and techniques of tourism planning at the nation and region levels and show successful they can be if managed properly .these cases are useful for both academic and professional audience.
Case studies illustrate the different elements of planning in practice and the issues involved.
All the case studies reflect an integrated and sustainable development approaches to developing tourism. The case studies all give great consideration to balancing environmental, socio-cultural and economic objects. And community involvement in tourism recognized as essential.
Some basic planning principles are applicable in tourism areas .these principles include establishing tourism gateways, staging areas and tourism zones clustering attractions and staging development. Adequate transportation facilities are essential to provide proper access to the country or region and convenient travel within the tourism areas.
All types of education and training are essential for successful tourism.
7-3: Research & Translation
Title: Socio – cultural Matter of tourism Activity
The tourism Activity has four essential matters:1-economic 2-socio cultural 3-political & 4- environmental matter.
All of them are important. From socio – cultural & urban & regional planning view points this section is important. The community and culture have some effects on tourism. and both have effects on each other. we can divide effects to some categories:
· Tourism effects on community and culture.
· Socio – cultural effects on tourism.
· Cultural effects on society.
· Community effects on culture.
The effects of tourism on socio – cultural situations divided in to 2 categories: Positive & negative. It is some process for effecting. Some sociologists made some models for showing the process.
And some parameters are very important in effecting process, they are variety and different from a community to another community.
We cannot be certain about effects. It's possible some of them (positive or negative)never appear they are depending on situations of community and number of tourists and the kind of plan which the planners and governors usually make it.And we have to know and forecast the effective parameters and situation of community for future. We need some methods and techniques .knowing the process of effects and assessing and controlling methods are essential and necessary for tourism planners.
It is a semi-completed model for knowing the process of effects. Professor Doxy studied on this case and he made a mode as Doxy’s Model. it is very useful model for analyzing the process of effects.
In this research I described it, with using some graphs. This graphs and Model will guide the planners to obtaining optimum size of tourism growth and the optimum size of tourists, who can visit from our community .it will guide the planners to know an indicator for understanding the tourism development in a community as an urban or region.
7-4: Research & Translation
Title: Information Requirements for Cognition and Nomination of Marketing Patterns on Tourism Development.
7-5: Research & Translation
Title: People involvement Approach, in tourism Development Planning.
8: Summary of Thesis for Master’s Degree
Title: Strategic Planning for Regional Tourism Development, Case Study (Hamadan Province/IRAN)
· Number of pages: 700
· Completion Date: Feb. 2000, Faculty of Architectural and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University
· I am working on my articles to change them into books and some other articles.
In this Thesis first we tried to find out different aspects of tourism activities such as environmental, economic, social, educational, and political and the relation between the said aspects and potential results thereof have been studies. By considering the characteristics of each aspect the nature of the tourism was cleared and stated in planning form.
In the next chapter we stated the development ways of the approach of tourism planning. Also the principals and process of planning as well as weak and power points of each approach were studies.
The results of studying tourism planning record reveal a comprehensive figure of related documents plan, goals, policies, functions and executive problems. Generally, type of tourism and the manner of growth and changes thereof and the state of the said industry was identified in Iran. Studying some global cases result a series of expandable basic principals for adding to literature of tourism development and case study (Hamadan).
For planning case studies the strategic planning model as well as strategic approach has been chosen. Before planning case study, the description of planning process, manner of distribution and combination thereof, method of preparing plan as well the relation between planning process in one chapter was essential. By applying chosen planning model in the planning of case study the efficiency of the said case was examined and an academic tourism plan was resulted. At the end some recommendations were given for the purpose of completing the said model. (Ed. Inskip. Model).
Masoud. Masoumi Augest, 23 /2012