Eda Beyazit (PhD) is an associate professor at the Urban and Regional Planning Department at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) where she has been working since the completion of her DPhil in Geography at the University of Oxford (2013). She specialises in urban transport, especially in the ways in which transport infrastructures create socio-spatial inequalities at different scales. She teaches Urban Transport, Urban Geography and Inequalities and Planning Studio at the BSc level; and Land Use and Urban Planning and Planning Philosophy at the Masters level. In her publications, she looks at a range of issues from social justice and transport, to mobility cultures, issues of power, planning and decision making. She has recently completed research on the daily travel experiences of female domestic workers in Istanbul, a project funded by TUBITAK. She is currently a part of a research expedition on Humanitarian Logistics, investigating the spatial hierarchical organisation of disaster preparedness in Thrace, Turkey. Eda has held awards from the Turkish Higher Education Council and St Anne’s College, Oxford, and an MSc Thesis award from the Istanbul Technical University. She was a Visiting Research Associate at Transport Studies Unit, Oxford University (2013-2017). She was shortlisted for the International Transport Forum (ITF) Young Researcher of the Year Award in 2011. She is one of the collaborators of UNESCO Chair in gender and a member of Research and Academic Partner Constituent Group (RAPCG) of the General Assembly of Partners, Habitat III. Eda is also one of the working group leaders of a newly established EU COST Network Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport (WISE-ACT).
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