Dr Deljana Iossifova is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on urban transformations with a special focus on East Asia.
Iossifova has many years of experience as a practicing architect and led on a number of award-winning master planning and architectural projects, including ‘Beijing Daxing New Media City’ and ‘DressCode Flagship Store’ in Tokyo. She graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and completed a PhD with focus on China’s urban transition at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Before joining the University of Manchester, Iossifova was a research fellow on the international collaborative project ‘Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment’ (SCIBE)
at the University of Westminster. She was an Our Common Future Fellow (Volkswagen Foundation) and PhD Fellow on the Sustainable Urban Futures
programme at the United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies (now the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability).