FACULTY OF ARCHITECTUREDEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING


Osman BALABAN, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

Osman Balaban
      Address: Department of City and Regional Planning, Room: 87
      Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

      Phone: + 90 312 210 22 51
      Fax:      + 90 312 210 79 65

 

      E-Mail:    obalaban@metu.edu.tr
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Education:

 

B.Sc., CRP, Middle East Technical University (1996)
M.Sc., UPL, Middle East Technical University (2000)
Ph.D., Middle East Technical University (2008)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies, Japan (2009-2012)

 

Taught Courses:

 

CRP409 Urban Politics
CRP401 Planning Studio VII
CRP402 Planning Studio VIII

UPL540 Environmental Politics and Policy

 

Research interests: Urban Political Analysis, Construction Sector, Urban Sustainability, Low-Carbon Urbanism

 

Google Scholar MyCitations: http://scholar.google.com.tr/citations?user=pthH7BsAAAAJ 

 

Selected Publications:

 

International peer-reviewed journal publications:

 

Balaban, O., Puppim de Oliveira, J.A. 2014. Understanding the Links between Urban Regeneration and Climate-Friendly Urban Development: Lessons from Two Case Studies in Japan. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 19(8), ss. 868-890.

 

Doll, C.N.H., Balaban, O. 2013. A Methodology for Evaluating Environmental Co-Benefits in the Transport Sector: Application to the Delhi Metro. Journal of Cleaner Production, 58 (2013), ss. 61-73.

 

Doll, C.N.H., Dreyfus, M., Ahmad, S., Balaban, O. 2013. Institutional Framework for Urban Development with Co-Benefits: The Indian Experience. Journal of Cleaner Production, 58 (2013), ss. 121-129.

 

Ahmad, S., Balaban, O., Doll, C.N.H., Dreyfus, M. 2013. City Profile: Delhi Revisited. Cities, 31, ss. 641-653.

 

Balaban, O. 2012. Climate Change and Cities: A Review on the Impacts and Policy Responses. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 2012/1 (29:1), ss. 21-44.

 

Balaban, O. 2012. The Negative Effects of Construction Boom on Urban Planning and Environment in Turkey: Unraveling the Role of the Public Sector. Habitat International, 36(1) ss. 26-35.

 

Puppim de Oliveira, J. A., Balaban, O., Doll, C., Moreno-Penaranda, R., Gasparatos, A., Iossifova, D., Suwa, A. 2011. Cities and Biodiversity: Perspectives and Governance Challenges for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the City Level. Biological Conservation. 144(5), ss. 1302-1313.

 

Balaban, O. 2010. İklim Değişikliği ile Mücadelede Kamu Sektörünün Rolü: Türkiye Üzerine Bir İnceleme. Amme İdaresi Dergisi, 43(3), ss. 83-108.

 

Chapters in international books:

 

Puppim de Oliveira, J.A., Doll, C.N.H., Moreno-Peñaranda, R., Balaban, O., 2014. Urban Biodiversity and Climate Change. In: B. Freedman (Ed.) Global Environmental Change, ss. 461-468, Springer Reference, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London.

 

Balaban, O. 2013. The Use of Indicators to Assess Urban Regeneration Performance For Climate-Friendly Urban Development: The Case of Yokohama Minato Mirai 21. In Kawakami, M., Shen, Z., Pai, J., Gao, X. and Zhang, M. (Eds.) Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development: Approaches for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Asian Cities, ss. 91-115, Netherlands: Springer.

 

Puppim de Oliveira, J.A., Suwa, A., Balaban, O., Doll, C., Jiang, P., Dreyfus, M., Moreno-Peñaranda, R., Dirgahayani, P. and Kennedy, E. 2012. Good Governance in Cities for Promoting a Greener Economy. In Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira (Ed.) Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development: Opportunities, Promises and Concerns, ss. 286-324, Tokyo: UNU Press.

 

National peer-reviewed journal publications:

 

Balaban, O. 2011. İnşaat Sektörü Neyin Lokomotifi? Birikim, Sayı 270, s. 19-26.

 

Balaban, O. 2008. Bölgesel Gelişme Ulusal Stratejisinin Düşündürdükleri. Planlama, Sayı 43, s. 31-38.

 

Balaban, O. 2004. Krizden Kaçış Krize Kaçış: Türkiye’de Kamu Yönetimi Reformu. Çağdaş Yerel Yönetimler Dergisi, 13(4), s. 5-18.

 

Chapters in national books:

 

Balaban, O. 2013. Neoliberal Yeniden Yapılanmanın Türkiye Kentleşmesine Bir Diğer Armağanı: Kentsel Dönüşümde Güncelin Gerisinde Kalmak. İçinde, Ayşe Çavdar ve Pelin Tan (Der.) İstanbul: Müstesna Şehrin İstisna Hali, İstanbul: Sel Yayıncılık, ss. 51-78.

 

Balaban, O. 2007. Bir Konut Finansman Aracı Olarak Mortgage Sisteminin Türkiye’de Olası Etkileri Üzerine. İçinde Ayşegül Mengi (Der.) Kent ve Planlama: Geçmişi Korumak Geleceği Tasarlamak, İmge Yayınevi, ss. 237-257.