Biography

Basak Demires Ozkul has completed her master’s in 2001 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Cambrige, MA USA. She is a graduate of the Urban and Regional Planning Department at Istanbul Technical University and has completed her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Sir Peter Hall at the Bartlett School of Planning UCL in 2011. She has also experience in international project management, she co-ordinated a successful Interreg IVB North-West application for a five country team. She has conducted various international workshops in the UK and in Turkey. She has also received training in facilitation skills and worked as facilitator at the Centre for Advancement for Learning and Teaching at UCL. Between 2017 and 2020, she served as the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Architecture. Since 2020, she has been working as the coordinator of the ITU Environment and Urbanization Application and Research Center Urban Planning Unit. In this unit she is working for the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change responsible for the Turkish Spatial Strategy Plan (TSSP) where she is working as the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) coordinator of TSSP.

Education Information

Doctorate, University College London, Bartlett School Of Planning, United Kingdom 2007 - 2011
Postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department Of Urban Studies And Planning, United States Of America 1999 - 2001
Undergraduate, Istanbul Technical University, Mimarlık Fakültesi, Şehir Ve Bölge Planlama Bölümü, Turkey 1994 - 1998

Foreign Languages

English, C2 Mastery

Dissertations

Doctorate, Changing Settlement Patterns for Home and Work in England and Wales 1981-2001, University College London, Bartlett School Of Planning, 2011
Postgraduate, Upgrading spontaneous settlements : an alternative view of gecekondu "self-help" housing in Istanbul, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Department Of Urban Studies And Planning, 2001

Research Areas

City and Regional Planning, Urban Planning and Development

Academic Titles / Tasks

Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Mimarlık, Şehir Ve Bölge Planlaması, 2018 - Continues
Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Mimarlık, Şehir Ve Bölge Planlaması, 2010 - 2018
Research Assistant, University College London, Bartlett School Of Planning, Department Of Urban And Regional Planning, 2008 - 2013

Academic and Administrative Experience

Vice Dean, Istanbul Technical University, Mimarlık, 2017 - 2020

Courses

Planning Theory and Policy, Postgraduate, 2015 - 2016, 2016 - 2017, 2017 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2020, 2020 - 2021, 2021 - 2022
Large scale urban projects, Undergraduate, 2021 - 2022
Graduation Project, Undergraduate, 2017 - 2018
Planning Theory and Techniques, Undergraduate, 2016 - 2017, 2017 - 2018
Planning Theory and Policy, Postgraduate, 2017 - 2018
Project I, Undergraduate, 2017 - 2018
Bitirme, Undergraduate, 2016 - 2017
Planning Theory and Policy, Postgraduate, 2016 - 2017
Project II, Undergraduate, 2016 - 2017

Advising Theses

Demireş Özkul B., Evaluating urban diversity practices of local municipalities in İstanbul: a case study of Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu and Fatih Municipalities, Postgraduate, S.Ceren(Student), 2018
Demireş Özkul B., Evaluating the impact of floods on planning in Edirne City in terms of Global Climate Change, Postgraduate, F.Hajıbayov(Student), 2017

Jury Memberships

Doctorate, Dicle Kızıldere Doktora Tez Savunma, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, April, 2018
Doctoral Examination, Fatma Gül Eryıldız Doktora Yeterlik, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, December, 2017

Articles Published in Other Journals

Books & Book Chapters

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

Supported Projects

Demireş Özkul B., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, İstanbul'da yürütülen afet yönetimi politikalarının irdelenmesi, 2016 - 2021
Demireş Özkul B., Project Supported by Higher Education Institutions, İstanbul'un Kentsel Esneklik ve Dayanaklılık Açısından Değerlendirmesi, 2015 - 2018
Demireş Özkul B., CB Strateji ve Bütçe Başkanlığı (Kalkınma Bakanlığı) Projesi, İstanbul'da İstihdama İlişkin Eğilimlerin (Trendlerin) Belirlenmesi, 2017 - 2017
Demireş Özkul B., Project Supported by Other Official Institutions, 3 Köy 3 Meydan 3 Üniversite Fikir Projesi, 2015 - 2015
Demireş Özkul B., Other Supported Projects, Foresight Land Use Futures Project Long Science Review on the Influence of Significant Drivers on Land Use since 1945, 2009 - 2009
Demireş Özkul B., H2020 Project, SINTROPHER Sustainable Integrated Tram Based Transport Options for Peripheral European Regions, 2008 - 2009

Awards

Kol Z., Özener O. Ö. , Şen O., Yaylalı B., Saday Aygün Z., Küyehlan Z., Demireş Özkul B., Antakya Köprübaşı City Center Urban Design Project, Hatay Büyükşehir Belediyesi, October 2021
Kol Z., Özener O. Ö. , Şen O., Yaylalı B., Saday Aygün Z., Demireş Özkul B., Büyükada Fayton Meydanı Urban Design Competition, İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi, June 2021
Demireş Özkul B., Mahalle Tasarım Fikir Yarışması, İlbank, August 2017