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Administrative Duty [Departmental Erasmus Coordinator]+ [Departmental Vice Head]
Adress Istanbul Technical University | Faculty of Architecture | Department of Urban and Regional Planning | Taskisla-Taksim 34437 Istanbul
Room 204H
Office Phone +90-212-293 13 00/2841
Fax Number +90-212-251 48 95
Web Address http://faculty.itu.edu.tr/gunayz/
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Fields of interest


Urban conservation and urban regeneration/renewal theories and policies, heritage studies with a particular focus on critical narratives based on heritage and memory industry, heritageisation, memory and inclusive conservation [Preliminary research field]

Transformation of urban systems <politics of urbanisation vs urbanisation of politics, culture and city as spectacle, urban society in voluntary and involuntary exclusion, public space and everyday life>, international urbanisation trends and challenges [Secondary research field]

Her major areas of interests are urban conservation and urban regeneration/renewal theories and policies. Through her scholarly works, she questions the vicious relationship between conservation vs regeneration with reference to neoliberal urban agenda; and she explores heritage with a particular focus on critical narratives based on heritage and memory industry, heritageisation, memory and inclusive conservation.



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Zeynep GÜNAY is an urban planner and professor of urban planning at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Istanbul Technical University [ITU]. She holds a bachelor degree in City and Regional Planning from the Middle East Technical University [2001]. She was awarded diploma with commendation from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies [IHS Rotterdam, 2003] for the completion of Inner City Development and Housing in Transitional Economies Programme with MATRA Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellowship. She received her first MSc degree with a specialisation on urban conservation [ITU, 2004] and her second on regeneration studies [Cardiff University, 2007]. She attained the title of PhD with her thesis on the sustainability of historic landscapes within the context of neoliberal urbanism [ITU, 2011]. She was appointed as an academic lecturer in 2011 in the very same department she had been working as a research assistant between 2001-2010; and received the title of associate professor in 2013. She serviced as a visiting lecturer in Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Institut für Europäische Urbanistik [2013], Universite Pierre Mendes France Institut D'urbanisme de Grenoble [2014], Universitat Internacional de Catalunya [2015] and Gran Sasso Science Institute [2016]. She coordinated the module of <socio-economic and cultural challenges> in Technische Universität Darmstadt [2013-2014] and <sustainable urban conservation> in Universitá degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata [2014-2015] under the Mundus Urbano MSc in International Cooperation and Urban Development and MESCI Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation. Her major areas of interests are urban conservation and urban regeneration/renewal theories and policies. Through her scholarly works, she questions the vicious relationship between conservation vs regeneration with reference to neoliberal urban agenda; and she explores heritage with a particular focus on critical narratives based on heritage and memory industry, heritageisation, memory and inclusive conservation. Through her taught courses, she also investigates diverse dynamics in the transformation of urban systems <politics of urbanisation vs urbanisation of politics, culture and city as spectacle, urban society in voluntary and involuntary exclusion, public space and everyday life>, with a specific interest upon urbanisation trends and threats in diverse world urban regions. She is the Erasmus Coordinator and Vice President of ITU Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She has several international and national research and implementation projects including <Prizren Municipal Development Plan> under the supervision of UN-Habitat [2012] and UNESCO supported <Istanbul Historic Peninsula Conservation Project> [2003], which was awarded a Medal in in European Union Prize for Culture Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2004. Currently, she participates in Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE Project on <Art, Culture, Economy to Democratize Society: Research in Placemaking for Alternative Narratives>. She was also awarded with the Routledge Prize Honourable Mention [2008], Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer [2012] and Gerd Albers Award [2015]. She is the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites [ICOMOS], Association of Critical Heritage Studies [ACHS], and International Society of City and Regional Planners [ISOCARP] Vice President responsible for Young Planning Professionals and Intensive Training Programmes, and the Head of Turkish National Delegation as the leading global networks on urban and heritage studies.

Education


2011 > Istanbul Technical University [PhD] Institute of Science and Technology, Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul [Date of exam: 24.12.2010, Date of title: 18.02.2011]

2007 > Cardiff University [MSc] School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff, United Kingdom, M.Sc. in Regeneration Studies [Date of degree: 16.01.2007]

2004 > Istanbul Technical University [MSc] Institute of Science and Technology, M.Sc. in Urban Planning, Istanbul [Date of degree: 18.02.2004]

2003 > Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies [IHS] [Diploma with Commendation] Inner City Development and Housing in Transitional Economies MATRA Diploma Programme, Rotterdam [25.06-13.09.2003]

2001 > Middle East Technical University [BSc CRP] Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Ankara [Date of degree: 24.06.2001]

1996 > Arı Licee, Ankara [June 1996] [3rd award]

Announcements


June 15
 
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June 03
 
Association of Critical Heritage Studies Third Biannual Conference What Does Heritage Change? June 6-10, 2015 Montreal Panelist in: What is Critical Heritage Studies: Open Forum This...

March 08
 
Panelist in "ITUlü kadınlar, ilham veren adımlar!"

May 11
 
Open Lecture: Heritage as Conflict Master in Sustainable Emergency Architecture  Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Barcelona May 11, 2015http://masteremergencyarchitecture.com/2015/open-lecture-with-zeynep-gunay-on-heritage-as-conflict/

December 08
 
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