Academics

Prof. Dr. Ali Can DEMİRKESEN

Educational Background

BSc: Yıldız Technical University, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering
MSc: Yıldız Technical University, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering
MSc: The Ohio State University, Geodesy Sciences
PhD: The Ohio State University, Geodesy Sciences 

Research Interests

  • Geosciences
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Map Production

Prof. Dr. Hasan Engin DURAN​

Head of Department

Educational Background

BA: Ege University, Economy
MABerlin School of Economics, Economy
PhD Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Economy 

Research Interests

  • Regional Growth and Development
  • Regional Convergence and Income Inequalities
  • Regional Economic Cycles and Crisis
  • Trade
  • Regional Inflation
  • Poverty Issues

Prof. Dr. Koray VELİBEYOĞLU

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MSc:Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning
PhD: Izmir Institute of Technology, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Rural and Regional Planning
  • Urban Theory and Planning Theories

Prof. Dr. Menelaos GKARTZİOS

Educational Background

MAgrSc: Agricultural University of Athens, Agricultural Economics & Rural Development,
MSc: University College Dublin, Environmental Resource Management, 
PhD: University College Dublin, Regional and Urban Planning

Research Interests

  • Rural Planning
  • Counterurbanisation, Mobilities and Urban-Rural Relationships 
  • Rurality and Place
  • Art and Development 

Prof. Dr. Yavuz DUVARCI

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MCP: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
PhD: Izmir Institute of Technology, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Infrastructure Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Planning Ethics
  • Urban Rent

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adile ARSLAN AVAR

Educational Background

BSc:Hacettepe University, Biology
MSc:Hacettepe University, Anthropology
PhD: Middle East Technical University, Sociology

Research Interests

  • Social Theory and Methodology
  • Urban Theory and Planning Theories

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz GERÇEK

Educational Background

BSc: Gazi University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Middle East Technical University, Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies
PhD: Middle East Technical University, Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies

Research Interests

  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing 
  • Urban Sustainability and Resilience 
  • Urban Quality of Life

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin ÖZDEMİR ULUTAŞ

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MUP: Middle East Technical University, Regional Planning
PhD: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • City and Regional Planning

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma ŞENOL

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: University of Pennsylvania, City Planning
PhD: University of Southern California, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Social Theory and Methodology
  • Urban Theory and Planning Theories

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Figen AKPINAR

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MUP: Zaragoza University, Urban Planning
PhD: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Rural and Regional Planning 
  • Conservation Planning and Enviromental Planning
  • Sustainable Urban Planning
  • Enviromental Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable Transportation

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet PENPECİOĞLU

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Middle East Technical University, Regional Planning
PhD: Middle East Technical University, Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments

Research Interests

  • Urban Politics and Local Governance
  • Critical Urban Theory and Global Urban Studies
  • Urban Planning Theory and Practice
  • Urban Social Movements and Urban Commons
  • Recent History and Political Economy of Turkish Urbanization

Asst. Prof. Dr. Işın CAN TRAUNMÜLLER

Educational Background

BSc: Yıldız Technical University, Architecture
MUD: Izmir Institute of Technology, Urban Design
PhD: University of Nottingham, Urban Design 

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Urban Morphology and Historical Evolution
  • Public Space and In-Between Space
  • Urban Parks and Collective Memory
  • Urban Transformation
  • Space Syntax

Asst. Prof. Dr. Üyesi Nicel SAYGIN

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MCP: Clemsone University, City and Regional Planning
PhD: University of Colorado, City and Regional Planning 

Research Interests

  • Rural and Regional Planning 
  • Conservation Planning and Enviromental Planning

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zeynep ELBURZ

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: İstanbul Technical University, Regional Planning
PhD: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Regional Economy
  • Regional Disparities
  • Industrial Geography

Inst. Dr. Sema DOĞAN​

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
PhD: University of Southern California, Urban Design

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Urban Theory and Planning Theories
  • Urban Economy
  • Social Theory and  Methodology
  • Urban Transformation
  • Housing Planning

Instructor Hüsnet CEYHAN

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University
MSc: Dokuz Eylül University

Res. Asst. Dr. Zeynep ÖZÇAM

Educational Background

BSc: İzmir Institute of Technology, City and Regional Planning
MSc: İzmir Institute of Technology, Urban Design
PhD: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Cities 
  • Cyclic Economy
  • Renewable Energies
  • Low Carbon Urban Systems

Res. Asst. Burcu DEĞERLİ ÇİFÇİ

Educational Background

BSc: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Istanbul Technical University, City Planning
PhD Student: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Collaborative Planning and Governance
  • Coastal Zone Planning and Management

Res. Asst. Damla ERENLER

Educational Background

BSc: Izmir Institute of Technology, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Istanbul Technical University, Urban Design
PhD Candidate: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Memory
  • Gender and the City
  • Urban Quality of Life

Res. Asst. Ecem ENGİN

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc Student: Middle East Technical University, Urban Design

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Land Art
  • Land Reclamation
  • Environmental Interaction and Awareness
  • Urban Landscape

Res. Asst. Gamze ALTINDAŞ

Educational Background

BSc: Izmir Institute of Technology, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning
PhD Candidate: Izmir Institute of Technology, International Water Resources

Research Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Rural and Urban Quality of Life
  • Renewable Energy
  • Spatial Analysis

Res. Asst. Gamzenur AYGÜN

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning
PhD Student: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Carbon-Neutral Economy
  • Urban Refugees
  • Regional Inequalities

Res. Asst. Hazal ERTEM

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Middle East Technical University, City Planning
PhD Candidate: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Migration
  • Urban Sociology
  • Resilience

Res. Asst. M. Emirhan KARAMAN

Educational Background

BSc: Atatürk University, City and Regional Planning
MSc Student: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Urban Planning

Research Interests

  • Rural Gentrification
  • Rural Development

Res. Asst. Özge EKİNCİ

Educational Background

BSc: Yıldız Tecnical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning
PhD Student: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Rural and Regional Planning 
  • Rural Gentrification

Res. Asst. Sadullah AKSOY

Educational Background

BSc: Istanbul Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc Student: Süleyman Demirel University, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Migration
  • Urban History

Res. Asst. Sena ÇINAR

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Middle East Technical University, City Planning
PhD Student: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Human Experience
  • Gender and the City
  • Urban Culturel Studies

Res. Asst. Sezen TÜRKOĞLU

Educational Background

BSc: İstanbul Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: İstanbul Technical University, Urban Design
PhD Candidate: İstanbul Technical University, City and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Design
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Tactial Urbanism
  • Urban Sociology

Res. Asst. Şüheda KÖSE

Educational Background

BSc: Atatürk University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: İstanbul Technical University, City Planning
PhD Candidate: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Creative Industries
  • Spatial Clustering
  • Cite Selection Criteria and Spatial Distribution

Res. Asst. Yağmur AŞÇI

Educational Background

BSc: Middle East Technical University, City and Regional Planning
MSc: Middle East Technical University, Urban Design
PhD Student: Izmir Institute of Technology, City Planning

Research Interests

  • Participatory Planning and Design
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Human Experience 
  • Children’s behavior settings and physical activity