Academics

Asst. 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. 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

Inst. Dr. Işın CAN​ TRAUNMUELLER

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

Res. Asst. Fatma Tuğba CANAN

Educational Background

BSc: İstanbul Technical University, Urban and Regional Planning
MSc: İstanbul Technical University, Urban Planning
PhD Student: Dokuz Eylul University, Urban and Regional Planning

Research Interests

  • Urban Poverty
  • National and International Migration
  • Informality
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Urban Classes

Instructor Hüsnet CEYHAN

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University
MSc: Dokuz Eylül University

Prof. Dr. Ali Can DEMİRKESEN

Head of Department

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Geosciences
  • Enviromental Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Map Production

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Engin DURAN​

Vice Dean

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. 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
  • Conservation Planning and Enviromental Planning

Asst. Prof. Zeynep ELBURZ​

Vice Head of Department

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

Res. Asst. Hazal ERTEM

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Urban Migration
  • Urban Sociology

Res. Asst. İrem İNCE KELLER

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Creative Industries
  • Ecological Planning 
  • Urban Design

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nursen KAYA EROL

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

  • Rural and Regional Planning 
  • Conservation Planning and Enviromental Planning

Instructor Ayşegül KOYUNCU AFACAN

Educational Background

BSc: Yıldız Technical University
MSc: Yıldız Technical University

Res. Asst. Şüheda KÖSE

Educational Background

BSc: Atatürk University, City and Regional Planning
MSc Student: İstanbul Technical University, City Planning

Research Interests

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

Res. Asst. 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

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

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. Koray VELİBEYOĞLU

Educational Background

BSc: Dokuz Eylül University, City and Regional Planning
MUD: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