• To contribute to the teaching of planning and design as a creative and powerful force with the potential to sustain and enhance the quality of cities and spaces. Programmes offered by the department.
  • To engage with Izmir and its communities by creating links to the planning practice through cooperation with actors external to the university by means of education, planning projects and research. A number of planning projects and research have been undertaken by Department members in cooperation with planning practitioners and by working together with municipalities on issues particularly related with the future of Izmir, its environs and communities. Click for examples
  •  To develop national and international networking. The Department has built networks with the following institutions:
    • URRN (Urban and Regional Research Network)
    • TUPOB (The Association of Planning Schools of Turkey)
    • AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) // see AESOP 2012 PhD Workshop held in our department.
  • To contribute to developing an archive of urban planning in Izmir and Turkey. The department has set up an extensive archive of materials and information relating to planning processes in the cities studied in graduate and undergraduate planning studios. The archive is currently being digitised to be given open access to the planning practitioners, professionals and students in Turkey and abroad.
  • To undertake research that has a significant and positive impact locally, nationally and internationally. see the department’s research areas.

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