Rumeysa Ceylan has received her B.Sc. degree from City and Regional Planning from Yıldız Technical University . in 2014 with the graduation thesis and project: “Planning in Edirne City: With The Perspective of Smart Growth”. Rumeysa Ceylan received recognition from ESRI Turkey through Young Scholars program and came second in the competition. She also ranked second in graduation project competition organized by Association of Planning Schools of Turkey. She worked as a GIS Expert at Ozyegin University for the next two years after she graduated. Then, she graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Urban Transformation and Planning Master Program in 2016 with a thesis study on 'Sustainable Performance Indicators of Shopping Centers'. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Planning programme at the same university. She also works as a Ph.D. candidate at the European Union project (Community Data Loops for Energy Efficient Urban Lifestyles). She was awarded the Routledge Poster Prize for her poster on Dawn of Change in the International Conference ISOCARP-OAPA/53rd ISOCARP Congress, USA, October 2017.