Urban Research and Development Center

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The mission of Eastern Mediterranean University's Urban Research and Development Center (URDC) is to improve understanding of and deliver innovative responses to urban challenges by providing a forum of contributions to the quality of urban environment to promote sustainable urban settlements. ​Read More​ ​​

World Habitat Day 2021


INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

We need real and contemporary museums in the northern part of Cyprus: City Museums for Kyrenia​, Famagusta, Nicosia; and contemporary thematic museums for different locations to cover the need of public places and cultural spaces.​​





 The Housing, Education, Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C) of the Faculty of Architecture & Urban Research Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University proudly presents the seventh of their podcast series 'Storyboarding the Home and the City'. You may reach Prof.Dr. Yonca Hürol​​​ talk on 'Ev edinmek isteyenleri bekleyen tuzaklar konusunda yaşadığım deneyimler​​​' from the Faculty of Architecture's.​




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 THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ​​ 




The Housing, Education, Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C) of the Faculty of Architecture & Urban Research Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University proudly presents the sixth of their podcast series 'Storyboarding the Home and the City'. You may reach Prof.Dr. İpek Yada Akpınar's  talk on  'The Speculations about the Ambiguity of Daily Life During Covid-19 Experience' from the Faculty of Architecture's.

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 The Housing, Education, Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C) of the Faculty of Architecture & Urban Research Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University proudly presents the fifth of their podcast series 'Storyboarding the Home and the City'.  In his audio presentation entitled 'Going in Circles in Nuuk Greenland: Colonial Urban Design and the Inuit Liveable City' at the Faculty's youtube channel, by Adam Grydehql. 

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 The Housing, Education, Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C) of the Faculty of Architecture & Urban Research Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University proudly presents the fourth of their podcast series 'Storyboarding the Home and the City' by Assoc.Prof.Dr.Hakkı Yırtıcı, 'From the immemorial space to the house, its states of being'.) The podcast will be available from the 4th of December 2020 on HERA C & DAUKENTAG @ Facebook & Faculty of Architecture's Youtube Channel. ​​

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  • WORKSHOP ON URBAN DISCOURSE
    WORKSHOP ON URBAN DISCOURSE
  •  A WORKSHOP ON URBAN DISCOURSE  INCLUSIVE LANDSCAPES, HERITAGE & IDENTITIES, LANDSCAPE & DEMOCRACY
    A WORKSHOP ON URBAN DISCOURSE INCLUSIVE LANDSCAPES, HERITAGE & IDENTITIES, LANDSCAPE & DEMOCRACY
  • PANEL:  URBAN DESIGN COMPETITIONS
    PANEL: URBAN DESIGN COMPETITIONS
  • URDC-Eastern Mediterranean University
    URDC-Eastern Mediterranean University
  • Best Building and Urban Space Relationship Competition
    Best Building and Urban Space Relationship Competition
  • Visit by Ali Yapicioglu
    Visit by Ali Yapicioglu
  • Visit by Hugh Clarke
    Visit by Hugh Clarke
  • Visit by Jon Lang
    Visit by Jon Lang

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