Somaieh Ebrahimi

Somaieh Ebrahimi is a PhD Candidate exploring how Iranian residents in Melbourne interact and make connections with their neighbours.

Somaieh’s research explores the relationship between residential transience, neighbourhood connections and built environment in Melbourne suburbs focusing on Iranian migrants. Considering residential transience/mobility is a remarkable reality of modern societies, its possible impacts on neighbourhood connections should be explored. While some researchers indicate that transience affects neighbourhood connection by weakening social ties, others suggest that the declining trend in neighbourhood connection roots in other reasons and social and cultural trends other than residential transience. It is important to pursue how and where transient residents may interact and make connections with their new neighbours.

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urban research, residential mobility, Iranian migrants