Dr. Mohsen Mohammadzadeh is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He has qualifications in urban and regional planning and design, and civil engineering. He is an urban planner and designer with 18 years of academic work experience and 12 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors in Iran and then in New Zealand. Dr. Mohammadzadeh wrote his PhD and master’s thesis in Planning Theory. He specialises in critical urban theory, planning in late capitalism, planning and urban conflicts, decolonisation of planning, smart city and ethics of big data, urban automation, disruptive mobility and technologies, transportation and infrastructure planning. Dr. Mohammadzadeh’s current research is on how new technologies such as digital twinning, AI and machine learning can assist policy-makers, planners, and urban designers to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and adapt cities to face climate change.