Address:    Department of City and Regional Planning, Room: 52-B, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Phone:       +90 312 210 42 30

Fax:            +90 312 210 79 65







B.Sc., CRP, Middle East Technical University (2001)
M.Sc., UD, Middle East Technical University (2004)
Ph.D. in Urbanism, Delft University of Technology (2013)


Taught Courses:

UD501 Urban Design Studio I

UD501 Urban Design Studio II

CRP555 Parametric Urban Design I

CRP556 Parametric Urban Design II

CRP214 Creative Thinking for Planners

ARCH312 Principles of City Planning and Urban Design

Research interests: 
Physical planning and design, urban morphology, urban design theory and method, design thinking in urbanism


Selected Publications:



Urban Compactness: A Study of Ankara Urban Form, 2009, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KGV


Edited Journals:

Urban Morphology and Design, Built Environment 37(4), December 2011, (with S. Marshall)


Edited Books:

Çatışma, Planlama ve Tasarım | Conflict, Planning and Design, 2018, METU Faculty of Architecture 

Designing Urban Design: Towards a Holistic Perspective [METUDSYMP2016 Proceedings], November 2017, METU Faculty of Architecture (with E. Efeoğlu)

CATALOUGUE.01: METU Master of Urban Design 1996-2016, October 2016, METU Faculty of Architecture


Book Chapters:

Pattern Formation in Planned Urban Peripheries: A  Typomorphological Approach for Design, URBANISM PhD Research 2008-2010 (ed. F. D. van der Hoeven) , IOS Press BV: the Netherlands, 2009, pp. 40-63

Nanos Gigantum Humeris Insidentes: The New Challenges for Future, CATALOUGUE.01: METU Master of Urban Design 1996-2016 (ed. O. Caliskan), October 2016, METU Faculty of Architecture (with D. Cihanger), pp. 29-41


Conference Papers:

Rethinking on the Peripheral Urban Formations in a Semi-Peripheral Country: the City of Ankara, the Capital of Turkey, the 4th International Seminar on Urbanism and Urbanization The European Tradition in Urbanism and its Future, 24-26 September 2007, TU Delft: the Netherlands, pp. 223-231


Journal Papers:

Imagineering: A Model Approach for Futuristic Design Thinking in Urbanism, Urban Design and Planning 173(1), 2020,  pp. 16–33 (with O. Tümtürk and I. Yavuz)

Designing the Heterotopia: From Social Ideology to Spatial Morphology, Urban Design International 25, 2020, pp. 30–52  (with D. Cihanger Ribeiro and  O. Tümtürk)

Parametric Design in Urbanism: A Critical Reflection, Planning Practice and Research, 32(4), 2017, pp. 417-443

Urban Coherence: A Morphological Definition, Urban Morphology, 21(2), 2017, pp. 123–41

How Urban Designers Perform: An International Perspective On Actual Practice, METU Journal of Faculty of Architecture  (32:1), 2015/1, pp.  229-259

Design Thinking in Urbanism: Learning from the Designers, Urban Design International 17, Winter 2012, pp. 272-296

Motionscape: The Image of Space in Motion (An Attempt at Conceptualization in the Case of Ankara), Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 28(4), Winter 2011, pp. 314-35

Urban Morphology and Design: Introduction, Built Environment 37(4), December 2011, (with S. Marshall), pp. 381-92

A Joint Framework for Urban Morphology and Design, Built Environment 37(4), December 2011, (with S. Marshall), pp. 409-26 

Urban Gateway: Just a symbol, or more? (Re-appraising an Old Idea in the Case of Ankara), Journal of Urban Design15, Number 1, February 2010, pp. 91-122

Changing Perspectives on the Planning of Ankara (1924-2007) and Lessons for a New Master-Planning Approach to Developing Cities, FOOTPRINT Delft School of Design Journal 5, Autumn 2009, pp. 23-53

Virtual Space as a Public Sphere: Rethinking the Political and Professional Agenda of Spatial Planning and Design, (2006) METU Journal of Faculty of Architecture 23(2.), pp. 1-20, with Adnan Barlas


Book Reviews:

Grand Urban Rules (by A. Lehnerer, 2009) Journal of Urban Design, 2012, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 160-61

Urban Paleontology: Evolution of Urban Forms (by M. Tang, D. Yang, 2008), Urban Morphology, 2010, Vol. 14 No.1, pp. 75-76 


Membership of Editorial Boards: 


Built Environment

METU Journal of The Faculty of Architecture

International Journal of Education in Architecture and Design


Thesis Supervision: 


Demir, C. (2019)  Public art in urban space: the case of Yeldeğirmeni, İstanbul, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Koçer, Ç. (2019) Scale in urban design: the notion of scale in spatial design thinking, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Akay, M. (2019) Algorithmic design control for plot–based urbanism: a model proposal in Turkish spatial planning context, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Arslanoğlu, U. (2019) The role of spatial designer in the prestigious housing projects: the case of Ankara, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Abbasi, M. (2019) Social implications of the modernist urbanism: Islamabad master plan by Doxiadis, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Sakar, B. (2018) Parametric modelling for the mitigation of urban heat island effect: a model proposal, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Erkan, R. (2018) Design problematique of paired border cities, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Şevik, E. (2018) Territoriality of heterotopia:threshold as a condition of heterotopian space in the case of Emek district, Bursa, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Efeoğlu, H. E. (2018) Futurist thinking in urbanısm: a retrospective & prospective view in the global context of transforming socio-economic structures, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

Tümtürk, O. (2018) Designing (with) complexity: improving adaptıve capacity of urban form by design, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

İplikçi, E. (2018) Moving-image as a means of reading the rhythms in the urban scene: the case of ‘city symphonies’, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara (with Prof. Dr. Bahar Gedikli)

Akman, S. D. (2017) `Parametric landscape urbanism`: a model proposal for operational framework, MSc Thesis, METU: Ankara

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