Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi received her MA in Urban Sociology in 1986 and her PhD in Human, Economic and Regional Geography in 1999) from the Universite de Paris X – Nanterre. Since her return to Tehran in 1986 she has worked extensively with different municipal and urban organistions on several projects related to Tehran, especially in the very populated areas in the south of Tehran. From 2001-2005 she was the executive and scientific coordinator of the Atlas of Tehran Metropolis (Published in 2005 in Tehran by TGIC in three languages). She has published more than 30 articles in Persian, French, English, Italian, and German. Her recent articles are 'La jeunesse iranienne dans le miroir du blog' Cahiers de L'Orient (2005); 'I giovani alla ricerca dello spazio perduto' with Z. Jalali-Naini in Limes: l'Iran tra maschera e volto'(2005); and Atlas of Tehran Metropolis, a book co-authored with B. Hourcade, S.M. Habibi, and Sh. Zarrin (2005).