Amir Hajrasouliha is an architect, urban designer, and city planner with years of professional and academic experience. He is an assistant professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he teaches courses in Urban Design, Smart Cities, and Housing. Amir is also an adjunct faculty at UC San Diego where he teaches courses in Land Use Planning, and GIS. He has been the recipient of national awards including the Perry Chapman Prize from the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP) and the winner of ULI/Hines urban design competition. Amir has a Ph.D. in Metropolitan Planning, Policy, and Design from the University of Utah, and a Master’s in Urban Design from the University of Michigan. He is the author of peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. His research projects focus on quantifying urban form qualities and assessing their relationship with a wide range of issues in higher education, public health, and digital technologies.