FACULTY OF ARCHITECTUREDEPARTMENT OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING


Yücel Can SEVERCAN, Assist. Prof. Dr.

  Address:  Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Room: R-59

                      Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

  Phone: +90 312 210 2238

  Fax:      +90 312 210 7965

 

  E-Mail:  yucelcan@metu.edu.tr





Education:

 

Post-doctoral Fellow, Middle East Technical University (2014)

Research Affiliate–Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado at Boulder (2012-2013)

Ph.D., Design and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver (2012)

MCP, Urban Design, Middle East Technical University (2006)

BCP, City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University (2003)

 

Research Interests:


Urban design, place-making, sustainable urban regeneration, industrial heritage conservation, participatory planning and design, environmental psychology, healthy community development, physical activity and health, computer aided collaborative planning and design


Taught Courses:


  • Middle East Technical University, Turkey (2014-present)

     CRP 101 Planning Studio I 

     CRP 102 Planning Studio II

     CRP 146 Introduction to Computers in Planning


  • University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (2008 – 2012)

     ENVD 3122 Research Issues and Methods in Design and Planning (Instructor)

     ENVD 3152 Geographic Information Systems for Planners (Instructor)

     ENVD 4300 Global Seminar: Urban Istanbul (Urban Design Studio in Istanbul, Turkey) (Co-Instructor)

     ENVD 2002 Design and Media  (Graduate Part-time Studio Instructor)

     ENVD 1004 Introduction to Environmental Design  (Graduate Part-time Studio Instructor)


Refereed Journal Articles:


Severcan, Y.C. (accepted/forthcoming) The effects of children’s participation in planning and design activities on their place attachment. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research

Severcan, Y.C. (2015) Çocukların gözünden çocuk dostu yer kavramı ve yaşanılan çevrenin değerlendirilmesi (Children’s understanding of the concept of child-friendly places and their assessment of their living environments: The case of Istanbul). Idealkent, 17.

Severcan, Y.C. (2013) Endüstriyel mirasın korunması ve yeniden işlevlendirilmesine ilişkin özelleştirme yaklaşımları: Olanaklar ve sorunlar (Privatization approaches in industrial heritage conservation: Potentials and limitations). Planlama, 52(1-2), 40-46.

Severcan, Y.C. (2015) Planning for the unexpected: Barriers to young people’s participation in planning in disadvantaged communities. International Planning Studies, 20(3), 251-269.

Steinman, L., Doescher, M., Levinger, D., Perry, C., Carter, L., Eyler, A.A., Aytur, S., Cradock, A., Evenson, K.R., Heindrich, K., Kerr, J., Litt, J., Severcan, Y., Troped, P., and Voorhees, C. (2010) Master plans for pedestrian and bicycle transportation: Community characteristics. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7(1), 60-66.

Sancar, F.H. and Severcan Y.C. (2010) Children’s places: Rural-urban comparisons using participatory photography in the Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey. Journal of Urban Design, 15 (3), 293-324.

Severcan, Y.C. and Barlas A. (2007) Conservation of industrial remains as a source of individuation and socialization. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31(3), 675-682.

 

Book Chapters:


Sancar, F. and Severcan, Y.C. (2010) In search of agency: Participation in a youth organization in Turkey. In B. Percy-Smith and N. Thomas (Eds.), A handbook of children’s participation: Perspectives from theory and practice (pp. 277-286). London: Routledge.

Saner, M. and Severcan, Y.C. (2009) Fabrikada sorumlu olarak barınmak: Maltepe Elektrik ve Havagazı Fabrikası konutları (Living in an industrial landscape: Workers housing in Maltepe Gas and Electric Factory). In A. Cengizkan (Ed.), Fabrika’da barınmak. Erken Cumhuriyet Dönemi’nde Turkiye işçi konutları: Yaşam, mekan ve kent (Living in a factory. Workers housing in Early Republican Period in Turkey: Lifestyle, space and the city) (pp. 44-75). Ankara: Arkadaş.

  

Research Grants:


Living in TOKI: Mass housing projects and low-income groups’ perception, assessment and use of public spaces (33.900 € - Funded by the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey [TUBITAK]) (Principal Investigator), 2014-2015.

Child-Friendly Istanbul is Expanding to Turkey (44.330 € - Funded by the European Union). Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes, Youth in Action, Action 1.3—Youth Democracy Projects (Co-author, supervisor), 2012.

Child-Friendly Istanbul: Children and Youth Participation in Discovering, Communicating Children’s Geographies for Planning and Designing a Child Friendly City (150.000 € - Funded by the European Union). Civil Society Dialogue – Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture (Principal Investigator), 2010.

Children’s Istanbul Project (7800 € - Funded by the EU). Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes, Youth in Action, Action 1.2—Youth Initiatives (Principal Investigator), 2009.

 

Other Research Projects:


Yenilenebilir enerji kaynaklari kullanılarak elektrik enerjisi üretimi: Bu konudaki yasal çerçevenin değerlendirilmesi ve Muğla İli’nde RES ve GES’lerin yer seçimine yönelik Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri uygulaması (The promotion of electricity from renewable energy sources: A review of laws and regulations and application of Geographic Information Systems for locating wind and solar energy sites in Mugla). METU MATPUM, 2015.

Boulder Housing Partners’ (BHP) Moving to Work Study. Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, USA. 2013.

Service-Learning in Design and Planning. Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, USA. 2012-2013. 

Mapping Padres Members in Denver, CO  (A project for Padres y Jovenes Unidos). Program in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. 2013.

Effects of involving environmental design students on community engagement processes. Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, USA. 2012.

Activity Master Plan (AMP) Study. Colorado Physical Activity Policy Research Network Collaborating Center, Denver, CO, USA. 2008.

Comparison of settlements with children’s place perception and access to nature, typology of children’s participation. Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, USA. 2007.

Place of Children Project. Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, USA. 2006-2007.