Urban Research and Development Center

Welcome to the URDC

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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. 

Since its establishment in 1999, committed to serving Cyprus, the Center follows its mission by stimulating research into urban and regional issues and contributing to the knowledge in the field of urban planning and urban design for and on behalf of other parties within Cypriot settlements.

The Center also aims to evoke awareness amongst local people concerning urban environmental issues and to collaborate with other institutions of similar interest and establish inter-disciplinary links both at the local and international levels. 


COVID-19 PUBLIC SPACE TALK SERIES - V ​




Covid 19 Public Space Talk Series is organized to provide a virtual discussion platform to share know-how on the future of our cities and public places. Please join our fifth webinar by Harun Ekinoglu!

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WORLD TOWN PLANNING DAY​





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INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE 

At the 10th anniversary of its Urban Design Graduate Program (MSc in Urban Design), EMU Department of Architecture is organizing an international virtual conference in collaboration with EMU Urban Research and Development Center (URDC). This international virtual conference, to be organised on 9-11 December 2020  is dedicated to 'Young Researchers Forum@Re-Discovering Urban Design' will include presentations related to ongoing and/or completed doctoral and/or master's research and/or post-doctoral research on urban design, with the aim to provide overarching views on urban design education and research. (https://udconf.emu.edu.tr/en) ​



COVID-19 PUBLIC SPACE TALK SERIES - IV



Covid 19 Public Space Talk Series is organized to provide a virtual discussion platform to share know-how on the future of our cities and public places. Please join our fourth webinar by Prof.Dr. Ali A. Alraouf! ​

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STORYBOARDING THE HOME AND THE CITY

 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 third of their podcast series 'Storyboarding the Home and the City'.  In her audio presentation entitled 'How to Touch the Earth? which will be released on the 24th of July 2020' at the Faculty's youtube channel, Dr.Burcu Serdar Köknar will talk about the significance of our direct attachment to the planet, the act of collective happening–a value we remembered with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic-, where she will be questioning how the city would look like if people produced and acted together.

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A COLLABORATIVE PANEL ON POST-COVID TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN PUBLIC   SPACE (THIS EVENT IS IN TURKISH)

Please send an email to surdurulebilir@iyte.edu.tr / Katılım için lütfen surdurulebilir@iyte.edu.tr adresine e-posta gönderiniz

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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




 Alsancak Menekşe Region – Village Pattern Conservation and Design Guidelines Project

EMU Campus Master Plan







Urban Research and Development Center