Asma Mehan (PhD) is a senior researcher at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Developing Sociology (CADS), based in Leiden University (Netherlands). During the past three years, she worked as a postdoc fellow at different research institutions in Italy, Portugal, and the Netherlands. She has a PhD in ‘Architecture, History, and Project’ program from Politecnico di Torino (Italy). She completed research stays in Germany, Switzerland, and Australia. She conducts inter- and cross-disciplinary research on architectural humanities and urban studies and her research interests include political and cultural geography, urban inclusivity/exclusivity, planning history and theory, and politics of architecture. Her primary interest in the COST Action CA18126 Writing Urban Places – New Narratives of the European City is on conceptual reflections for understanding the theoretical foundations of urban narratives as well as the future urban visions.