FACULTY OF ARCHITECTUREDEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING


Meltem ŞENOL BALABAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.

 

meltem_senol_balaban     Address: Department of City and Regional Planning, Annex Building, Room: 322

     Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

     Phone: + 90 312 210 70 34
     Fax: + 90 312 210 79 65

 

     E-Mail: mbalaban@metu.edu.tr
     URL:

  


Education:

 

B.Sc., City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University (1998)
M.Sc., Urban Design, Middle East Technical University (2001)
Visiting scholar in Section 5.4. Hydrology, GeoForschungZentrum (2005)

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University (2009)
Ph.D., Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo (2012)

 

Taught Courses:

 

CRP201 Planning Studio III
CRP202 Planning Studio IV

CRP404 Contemporary Issues in City and Regional Planning

CRP338 Introduction to GIS in Planning Practice

 

Research interests:  Risk Management and Mitigation Planning, Urban Flood Risk Management, GIS-based Modeling for Mitigation Planning

 

Selected Publications:


Şenol-Balaban M., 2017, ‘Afet Risk Yönetimi, Sakınım Planlaması ve Dirençli Kentler’. Kentsel Planlama: Kavramlar, Konular, Güncel Tartışmalar, Suna Senem Özdemir, Ö. Burcu Özdemir Sarı ve Nil Uzun (Der.), İmge Yayınevi, sf. 521-549, Ankara


Şenol-Balaban M., 2016, ‘An Assessment of Flood Risk Factors in Riverine Cities of Turkey: Lessons for Resilience and Urban Planning’, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 33(2), pp. 45-71. DOI: 10.4305/METU.JFA.2016.2.3


Balaban O. and Şenol-Balaban M. 2015 ‘Adaptation to Climate Change: Barriers in the Turkish Local Context’, TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, pp. 7-22, DOI: 10.6092/1970-9870/3650


Şenol-Balaban, M., 2011, ‘Analysis of Accessibility and Adequacy of Current Open Spaces as Evacuation and Temporary Shelter Sites in Fatih District of Istanbul’, File 26, September 2011, pp. 44-53, Chamber of Architects of Turkey Ankara Branch Publication (in Turkish). [‘İstanbul Fatih İlçesi Mevcut Açık Alan Stokunun Acil Tahliye ve Geçici Barınma Alanları Olarak Kullanılması Durumunda Erişilebilirlik ve Yeterlilik Analizi Üzerine Bir Çalışma’, Dosya 26, Eylül 2011, sf.44-53, Mimarlar Odası Ankara Şubesi Yayını]

 

Şenol-Balaban, M., 2011, ‘A Study on the Spatial Distribution of Evacuation Sites due to Earthquake Risk in the City of Istanbul by using GIS Techniques’, pp. 89-100, in Proceedings of the Japan-China Joint Workshop on Accident Prevention and Disaster Mitigation Policy, 29 July 2011, GRIPS, (Tokyo, JAPAN)

 

Şenol-Balaban M., 2010, ‘Turkish Experience on Flood Risk Management’ in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on New Technologies For Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia - USMCA 2010, 13- 14 October 2010, held by International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS), Institute of Industrial Science (IIS). The University of Tokyo (Kobe, JAPAN)

 

Şenol-Balaban M., 2010, ‘Reducing Flood Vulnerabilities in Urban Areas of Turkey by means of Integrated Basin Management’ in Proceedings of the 15th Inter-University Seminar on Asian Mega-Cities’ in the International Symposium on City and Waterfront, 11-13 March 2010, held by The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, JAPAN)

 

Şenol-Balaban M., 2008, ‘Global Warming, Flood Disasters and Turkey’ pp. 58-70 in Proceedings of Flood Conference for 5th World Water Forum, 19-20 June 2008 held by State Hydraulic Works, Edirne (in Turkish). [‘Küresel Isınma, Taşkın Afetleri ve Türkiye’, sf. 58-70, DSİ Taşkın Konferansı Bildiri Kitabı, 19-20 Haziran 2008, Edirne]

 

Şenol M., 2005, ‘Floods and Flood Management’ pp. 119-124 in the International Book of Architects and Disasters: Summer School 2004 held by International Union of Architects (UIA), edited by Emine Komut, Ankara

 

Scholarships and Grants:

 

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Scholarship for Long-term Training Program on Strengthen Disaster Research Capacity at the University of Tokyo (2009-2012)

 

ProVention Consortium Research and Action Grants for Disaster Reduction, 2007-2008 (nine months)

 

Research Scholarship by Section 5.4. in GeoForschungZentrum-Potsdam between October 1, 2004 – March 31, 2005 (nine months)

 

‘The Pre-Open Meeting Training Seminar: Urbanization and Global Environmental Change’ as part of the 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community (IHDP), GERMANY, 2005, reimbursed by Cologne-Bonn Savings & Loan Bank

 

EU Intensive Course on Disaster Prevention and Reduction with Emphasis on Floods and Droughts, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2005, reimbursed by The Czech University of Agriculture Prague and GeoForschungsZentrum-Potsdam

 

International Course on ‘Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP’, FEMA, in Emmitsburg-MARYLAND, USA, 2003, reimbursed by US Government


Administrative Duties:


Board Member of Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center (DMC) at METU since 2014


Minor Program Coordinator of Department of City and Regional Planning since 2014