ABOUT ME

Zeynep GÜNAY is an urban planner and professor of urbanism at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Istanbul Technical University [ITU]. She holds a bachelor degree in City and Regional Planning from the Middle East Technical University [2001]. She was awarded diploma with commendation from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies [IHS Rotterdam, 2003] for the completion of Inner City Development and Housing in Transitional Economies Programme with MATRA Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellowship. She received her first MSc degree with a specialisation on urban conservation [ITU, 2004] and her second on regeneration studies [Cardiff University, 2007]. She attained the title of PhD with her thesis on the sustainability of historic landscapes within the context of neoliberal urbanism [ITU, 2011]. She serviced as a visiting lecturer in various European universities and research institutes including Bauhaus-Universität Weimar [2013], Institut D'urbanisme de Grenoble [2014], Universitat Internacional de Catalunya [2015] and Gran Sasso Science Institute [2016]. She coordinated the module of <socio-economic and cultural challenges> in Technische Universität Darmstadt [2013-2014] and <sustainable urban conservation> in Universitá degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata [2014-2015] under the Mundus Urbano MSc in International Cooperation and Urban Development and MESCI Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation. Her major areas of interests are heritage studies, urban conservation and urban regeneration/renewal theories and policies. Through her scholarly works, she questions the vicious relationship between conservation vs reproduction of urban space with reference to neoliberal agenda; and she explores heritage with a particular focus on critical narratives based on heritage and memory industry, heritageisation, memory, conflict heritage and inclusive conservation. She also investigates diverse dynamics in the transformation of urban systems as politics of urbanisation vs urbanisation of politics, culture and city as spectacle, public art, urban society in voluntary and involuntary exclusion, gender, public space and everyday life in diverse world urban regions. She has several international and national research and implementation projects including <Prizren Municipal Development Plan> under the supervision of UN-Habitat [2012] and UNESCO supported <Istanbul Historic Peninsula Conservation Project> [2003], which was awarded a Medal in in European Union Prize for Culture Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2004. Currently, she participates in Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE Project on <Art, Culture, Economy to Democratize Society: Research in Placemaking for Alternative Narratives>. She was awarded with the Routledge Prize Honourable Mention [2008], Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer [2012] and Gerd Albers Award [2015]. She is the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites [ICOMOS], Association of Critical Heritage Studies [ACHS], and the Vice President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners [ISOCARP], Director of Young Planning Professionals’ Programme, as the leading global networks on urban and heritage studies.

CONTACT

  • 90-212-2931300-2841
  • İTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi, Taşkışla-Taksim, 34437
  • gunayz@itu.edu.tr

REWARDS

  • ITU Zirvede Ödülü 2018
    İSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ, 2018
  • 2015 yılı Akademik başarı / Teşekkür plaketi
    İSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ, 2015
  • Gerd Albers Award
    ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners), 2015
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: 2012 Outstanding Reviewer Award
    EMERALD LITERATI NETWORK, 2012
  • ISoCaRP Young Planning Professionals Best Paper Competition - Routledge Prize Honourable Mention
    ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) - ROUTLEDGE, 2008
  • European Union Prize for Culture Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2004
    EUROPA NOSTRA, 2004
  • Diploma with Commendation
    Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies, 2003

MEMBERSHIP

  • International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    Vice President, 2017 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Vice President
  • Association of Critical Heritage Studies
    Member, 2016 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Research Committee 21 (RC21) on Sociology of Urban Development
    Member, 2016 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • ODTÜ Mezunlar Derneği İstanbul
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Turkish Delegation of International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    President, 2015 - 2018
    Zeynep Günay Membership President
  • Türkiye Kentsel Morfoloji Ağı
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Holland Alumni Network
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Türkiye Milli Komitesi
    Member, 2013 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Association for People and Environment Studies (IAPS)
    Member, 2012 - 2013
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    Member, 2012 - 2017
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Eğitim ve Bilim Emekçileri Sendikası (Eğitim-Sen)
    Member, 2009 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Şehir Plancıları Odası
    Member, 2008 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Association for People and Environment Studies (IAPS)
    Member, 2006 - 2008
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Cardiff University Postgraduate Society
    Member, 2005 - 2006
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Europa Nostra: Pan-European Federation for Heritage
    Member, 2005 - 2008
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • 2020
    Yönetim Kurulu ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2020 / -
  • 2019
    AraştırmacıCrvena (Udruženje Za Kulturu İ Umjetnost, Association for Culture and Art)2019 / 2019
  • 2019
    AraştırmacıEl Taller Tre2019 / 2019
  • 2019
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2019 / 2020
  • 2018
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiUniversitat Kassel2018 / 2018
  • 2018
    AraştırmacıRacines (Association Pour Le Developpement Culturel Au Maroc Et En Afrique, Association for Cultural Development in Morocco and Africa])2018 / 2018
  • 2017
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2017 / 2018
  • 2016
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiGran Sasso Science Institute2016 / 2016
  • 2016
    Bölüm Başkan YardımcısıİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2016 / 2020
  • 2016
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2016 / -
  • 2015
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiUniversita degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata2015 / 2015
  • 2015
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiUniversitat Internacional Catalunya Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura2015 / 2015
  • 2015
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2015 / -
  • 2015
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2015 / -
  • 2014
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiInstitute d’Urbanisme De Grenoble2014 / 2014
  • 2014
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiTechnische Universitat Darmstadt2014 / 2014
  • 2013
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiBauhaus Universiat Weimar2013 / 2014
  • 2013
    Komisyon BaşkanlığıİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2013 / -
  • 2013
    Erasmus Koordinatörü İSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2013 / -
  • 2013
    DOÇENTİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR VE BÖLGE PLANLAMA BÖLÜMÜ2013 / -
  • 2012
    Komisyon BaşkanlığıİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2012 / 2014
  • 2011
    ÖĞRETİM GÖREVLİSİ (DR)İSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR VE BÖLGE PLANLAMA BÖLÜMÜ2011 / 2013
  • 2008
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2008 / 2012
  • 2007
    DoktoraİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR VE BÖLGE PLANLAMA (DR)2007 / 2011
  • 2007
    KatılımcıFUTURE Urban Research in Europe Programme: Culture and the City2007 / 2007
  • 2005
    Yüksek LisansCARDIFF UNIVERSITY2005 / 2006
  • 2003
    KatılımcıInstitute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)2003 / 2003
  • 2002
    Komisyon ÜyeliğiİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ2002 / 2013
  • 2001
    Yüksek LisansİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR PLANLAMA (YL) (TEZLİ)2001 / 2004
  • 2001
    ARAŞTIRMA GÖREVLİSİİSTANBUL TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR VE BÖLGE PLANLAMA BÖLÜMÜ2001 / 2011
  • 1996
    LisansORTA DOĞU TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİŞEHİR VE BÖLGE PLANLAMA BÖLÜMÜ1996 / 2001