ABOUT ME

Zeynep GÜNAY is professor of urbanism at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Istanbul Technical University [ITU]. Her major areas of interests are heritage politics, urban conservation and urban regeneration/renewal theories and policies. Through her scholarly works, she questions the vicious relationship between conservation vs reproduction of space with reference to neoliberal urban agenda; and she explores heritage with a particular focus on critical narratives based on conflict heritage, memory & heritage industry, heritage activitism and justice. In her taught courses, she also reflects upon critical perspectives in urban studies <politics of urbanisation vs urbanisation of politics, culture arts and urban space, body politics justice and public space> with a specific interest upon the developing world. She holds a bachelor degree in City and Regional Planning from the Middle East Technical University [2001] and Diploma with Commendation in Inner City Development and Housing in Transitional Economies Programme from the IHS Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies [2003] 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]. Within her academic and professional career in ITU, she also serviced as a visiting lecturer in various international platforms including Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Institut D'urbanisme de Grenoble, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Technische Universität Darmstadt, and Tor Vergata. 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. She acted as the academic consultant to IPA Istanbul Planning Agency Vision 2050 Strategic Document [2021-2022]. Currently, she participates in Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE Project on <Art, Culture, Economy to Democratize Society: Trans-making>. Her research culminates on alternative narratives on heritage, arts and conflict in Morocco, Chile, Bosnia and Sicilia through cooperation with non-governmental institutions [2017-2022]. She is also the ITU coordinator for EELISA Circular Community, and Erasmus+ Project, as part of KA220 Cooperation partnerships in higher education, entitled <CIRC.LE: Circular & Socio-Civic Learning Hub> [2021-2024]. She is the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites [ICOMOS], Association of Critical Heritage Studies [ACHS], and the former Vice President and presently the Board Member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners [ISOCARP] as the leading global networks on urban and heritage studies. She is also ISOCARP’s Director of Young Planning Professionals’ Programme [2017-2023] - where she commits to knowledge for better cities with the young generations. Until today, she has collaborated with various municipalities and institutes to lead capacity building workshops in China, Qatar, and Indonesia among others. 

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
  • Holland Alumni Network
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Turkish Delegation of International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    President, 2015 - 2018
    Zeynep Günay Membership President
  • ODTÜ Mezunlar Derneği İstanbul
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • Türkiye Kentsel Morfoloji Ağı
    Member, 2015 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Türkiye Milli Komitesi
    Member, 2013 - ...
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    Member, 2012 - 2017
    Zeynep Günay Membership Member
  • International Association for People and Environment Studies (IAPS)
    Member, 2012 - 2013
    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
  • 2022
    Ziyaretçi öğretim üyesiL’Istituto di Formazione Politica Pedro Arrupe2022 / 2022
  • 2022
    Ziyaretçi Öğretim ÜyesiInstituto di Formazione Politica Pedro Arrupe2022 / 2022
  • 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