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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Prof. Baycan graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 1988. She obtained her MSc degree in Urban Planning (1993) and PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning (1999) at Istanbul Technical University.

She worked between 1991-2000 as a Research Assistant, 2000-2004 as Assistant Professor and 2004-2010 as Associate Professor at Istanbul Technical University. Between 2001-2003, she worked at VU University Amsterdam (visiting scholar) and she continued her project basis works and regular collaboration with the VU University Amsterdam between 2003-2010. She became a full Professor in 2010 at Istanbul Technical University. She worked at George Mason University between 2010 and 2011 (visiting scholar). Since 2011, she has been working at Istanbul Technical University.

Prof. Baycan was the Chair of the EU Center at Istanbul Technical University between 2005-2009 and 2014-2016. She has more than 15 years of experience in leading and participating in international (UNDP) and EU Projects (FP5, FP6, FP7) as well as bilateral joint research projects with various European Institutions. She has also been an Expert and Panel Member of ERC Advanced Grants for Social Science and Humanities: Environment and Society (2008-2015) and JPI Urban Europe (2012-2014). She served as an external evaluator for different research programs of the EU countries including Austria, Germany, Greece and Norway (2010-2016).

Prof. Baycan is Fellow of the Academia Europaea. She is President of Turkish Regional Science Association and Council Member of Regional Science Association International (RSAI) and European Regional Science Association (ERSA). She is
Editor of A/Z ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture; Associate Editor of Asia and Pacific Journal of Regional Science; and Editorial/Advisory Board Member of Regional Science Policy and Practice; Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast; Social Value & Intangibles Review; Region; Journal of Independent Studies and Research-Management: Social Sciences and Economics; Romanian Journal of Regional Science; Studies in Regional Science; and International Journal of Sustainable Society. She is Co-editor of Resilience, Crisis and Innovation Dynamics (2018); Editor of Knowledge Commercialization and Valorization in Regional Economic Development (2013) and Co-editor of Sustainable City and Creativity: Promoting Creative Urban Initiatives (2011) and Classics in Planning: Urban Planning (2008).


Research areas: urban and regional development and planning; environment; climate change; urban systems; sustainable development; creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; diversity and multiculturalism.


Key publications: 

Prof. Baycan has over 100 publications, including journal articles, symposium proceedings, book chapters and books with over 1500 citations (h-index: 20).

 Tüzin  Baycan


Person keywords: 
Climate Change