Teaching & Educational Coordination

Leadership & Coordination

2010-2013 Human Geography Track coordinator-University of Utrecht, University College Roosevelt (BA in Liberal Arts)

2010-2011 MSc and PhD Students Tutor– Middle East Technical University, Department of City and Regional Planning

2010-2011 Faculty Erasmus Coordinator-Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture

2010-2011 Department Coordinator Postgraduate Programme in European Spatial Development Planning (EMSDP)- Middle East Technical University, Department of City and Regional Planning

2010-2011 Department PhD Qualification Commission Member-Middle East Technical University, Department of City and Regional Planning

2005-2007 Research and PhD Students Coordinator: Spatial Planning to Strategic Projects (SP2SP), collaborative research project (Catholic University of Leuven, University of Gent and University of Antwerp). Funded by SBO-IWT (Institute for Encouraging Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders). Budget: € 1.250.000

Designed, taught and coordinated courses

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

2017 September: Introduction to Urban Planning (Inleiding in de Planologie) BA Course (12ECTS) -Dutch, BA in Social Geography and Planning (Sociale Geografie en Planologie)

2016 February: Regulation, Actors and Instruments of Urban Planning (Regelgeving, Actoren en Instrumenten van Stedelijke Planning), BA Course (12ECTS) -Dutch, taught in BA in Social Geography and Planning (Sociale Geografie en Planologie)

2015 November: Contemporary Approaches in Property-Led Urban Planning (Replaced the course ‘Urban Planning and Real Estate’), Master Course (6 ECTS)-English, MSc in Urban and Regional Planning Programme, Graduate school of Social Sciences

Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt

2010-2013
The Political Economy and Governance of Cities (BA course for 300 level)
Urban Geography: Urbanization and Cities of the Advanced Economies (BA course for 200 level)
Introduction to Human Geography (BA course in 100 level)
Track Coordinator: Designed, developed and implemented the Human Geography Track in Social Sciences Department of Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt

2010
Origins of Urbanism and the Process of Urbanization (CRP 105-Must course for first year BA students), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Planning Studio VII (CRP 405-Must course for fourth year BA students), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Invited Guest Lectures

2017

Invited Keynote Lecture, New approaches in urban planning: Understanding urban hyper-diversity, International PhD School on Decolonizing Urbanism: Transformative Perspectives, University of Trier, Germany. June 2017

Invited Lecture, Contemporary Approaches to Deal with Diversity, International School on Perspectives on Amsterdam: UvA, The Netherlands. March 2017

2016

Invited Keynote Lecture, Governing and Planning Urban Diversity. ARL International Summer School Unpacking Spatial Planning as the Governance of Place. Stockholm, Sweden. September 2016

Governing and Planning Urban Diversity, International Summer School on Social Policies & Urban Fabric, UvA, Amsterdam. June 2016

Invited speaker for PhD students, CUS Spring Workshop: The Political and the City lecture on ‘Exploring the city through hyper-diversity lense’, UvA, Amsterdam, June 2016

2013

Ongoing: Invited guest professor for EMSDP (European Master of Spatial Development and Planning) master program (Catholic University of Leuven) on Property-led urban development (Each year on May for the last 4 years)

February: Invited guest lecturer University College Roosevelt (UCR), Human-Rights City: A Geographers Perspective in SSC 332 Human Rights Cities: An Undergraduate Research Seminar.

April: Invited guest lecturer University College Utrecht (UCU), Understanding the entrepreneurial city: Dynamics and challenges of property-led urban development.

May: Invited guest lecturer, University of Utrecht, Department of Social Geography and Planning, Istanbul: A world city with strong local resources and dynamics

October: Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches

November: Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Sustainability and Resilience

December: DIVERCITIES Masterclass (with Ayda Eraydin) on Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

October: Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches

September: Invited guest lecturer, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches (repeats each semester)

May: Invited guest lecturer, University College Utrecht (UCU), Understanding the entrepreneurial city: Dynamics and challenges of property-led urban development

2009

May: Invited guest lecturer at World Cities and Urban Systems lecture organized by Brian Douchet (Utrecht University, Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences)-Istanbul: A global city with local resources, The Netherlands

2008

July: Invited guest professor at IP-Intensive Programme of European Spatial Planning Network hosted by the Bicocca University in Milan, Italy.

May: Invited guest lecturer at World Cities and Urban Systems lecture organized by Ronald van Kempen (Utrecht University, Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences)- Istanbul: A global city with local resources, The Netherlands.

2007-2008

Invited guest lecturer at Strategic Planning Masters Course (organized by Louis Albrechts) -Property development and planning, Belgium.

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