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ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

2018, European Year of Cultural Heritage Seminar series IV

"Thinking about Space and Politics"

  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa Dikeç (Professor of Urban Studies at the École d’urbanisme de Paris)
  • 15 May, 13:30, Arch 01 Alpay Özdural Hall

2018, European Year of Cultural Heritage Seminar series III

"Muratorian Urban Morphological Approach" 

  • Professor Dr. Marco Maretto (University of Parma)
  • Time and place:  27 April, 13:30, A 018 architecture office building.

2018, European Year of Cultural Heritage Seminar series II

 "The formation process of the palace in Roman area. Typology and design"

  • Alessandro Camiz, Girne American University
  • Time and place:  30 March, 13:30, A 018 architecture office building.

2018, European Year of Cultural Heritage Seminar series I

"Space Syntax. A Configurational Approach to Urban Form Analysis"

  • Seminar by  Dr. Ilaria Geddes, University of Cyprus & CyNUM
  • Time and place:  23 March, 13:30, A 018 architecture office building.

Dünya Şehircilik Günü Kutlaması Etkinliği I, Karikatür Sergisi Cemal Tunceri 'Kentsel Durumlar'

Açılış Konuşmaları

  • Merter Refikoğlu (KTMMOB Şehir Plancıları Odası Başkanı)
  • Prof.Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara (DAÜ KENT-AG Başkanı)

Dünya Şehircilik Günü Tanıtım Sunumları

'Kuzey Kıbrıs'ta Kentsel Durumlar ve Düşündürdükleri'

  • Ertan Öztek (Şehir Planlama Dairesi Eski Müdürü)

'Kent-Kimlik-Planlama'

  • Prof.Dr. Mukaddes Polay (DAÜ KENT-AG Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi)

Tarih: 7 Kasım 2017 Pazartesi,  Yer: Buğday Camisi, Mağusa, Saat: 17.30-19.30, Sergi Süresi: 7 – 17 Kasım 2017


Kitap Tanıtımı ve Söyleşi, Dünya Şehircilik Günü Kutlaması Etkinliği – II

Açılış Konuşmaları                          

  • Prof.Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara (DAÜ KENT-AG Başkanı)
  • Merter Refikoğlu (KTMMOB Şehir Plancıları Odası Başkanı)
  • Prof.Dr. Necdet Osam (DAÜ Rektörü)

Dünya Şehircilik Günü Tanıtım Sunumu     

  • 'Kuzey Kıbrıs'ta Kentleşme / Planlama Üzerine'
  • Prof.Dr. Naciye Doratlı (DAÜ KENT-AG Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi)

Kitap/Yayın Tanıtımı & Söyleşi                                   

  • Moderator: Yrd.Doç.Dr. Ceren Boğaç
  • Serdar ATAİ
  • Cep Mağusa
  • Tarihin Kenti
  • Doç.Dr. Ege Uluca TÜMER

Gazimağusa Doğu Akdeniz'de Bir Liman Kenti Ortaçağ'dan 21.yüzyıla Kentsel ve Mimari Dönüşümü

Tarih: 8 Kasım 2017 Çarşamba Yer: Mağusa Surları, Martinengo Burcu Saat: 17.30-20.00

Dünya Şehircilik Günü Kutlaması Etkinliği - III, DAÜ Mezunları ile 'Kentsel Konulara Çağdaş Bakışlar' Tartışma Platformu

Bilgilendirme ve Açılış Konuşmaları

  • Prof.Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara (DAÜ KENT-AG Başkanı)
  • Prof.Dr. Naciye Doratlı (DAÜ Mimarlık Bölüm Başkanı)
  • Prof.Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı (DAÜ Rektör Yardımcısı)

Dünya Şehircilik Günü Tanıtım Sunumu

  • Assoc.Prof.Dr./ Doç.Dr. Beser Oktay Vehbi (DAÜ KENT-AG Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi)

Moderatör

  • Prof.Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara (DAÜ KENT-AG Başkanı)
  • Tartışma Platformu
  • Dr. Can Kara
  • Dr. Fodei Conteh
  • Doç.Dr. Payam Mahasti 
  • Elda İstillozlu

Tarih: 13 Kasım 2017 Pazartesi,  Yer: DAÜ İşletme ve Ekonomi Fakültesi Binası, Eski Senato Odası (BEA5), Saat: 14.00-17.00

ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017

World Heritage Day 2017, cultural heritage and sustainable tourism

Birinci Olurum:

  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratli
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. BÜLENT KIZILDUMAN (DAKMAR)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Beser Oktay Vehbi (DAÜ KENT – AG)
  • Nurbanu Tosun Soyel (Turizm ve Çevre Bakanı)
  • Ahmet Sennaroglu (Büyükkonuk Belediye Başkanı)

 İkinci olurum:

  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ege Uluca Tümer (Mimarlık Fakültesi)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. ALİ ÖZTÜREN (Turizm Fakültesi)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. DENİZ İŞÇİOĞLU (DAÜ-KAM)

A WORKSHOP ON URBAN DISCOURSE INCLUSIVE LANDSCAPES HERITAGE & IDENTITIES LANDSCAPE & DEMOCRACY

Joint event of EMU Urban Research and Development Center & EMU Department of Architecture & Bilkent University Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

PANEL: URBAN DESIGN COMPETITIONS

  • Moderator: Nevter ZAFER CÖMERT (EMU)
  • Oktan NALBANTOĞLU (Bilkent University)
  • Hatice KARACA (Bilkent University)
  • Burak TÜRSOY (Architect & EMU)

ACADEMIC YEA2015-2016

World Heritage Day 2016: Global Challenges and Local Solutions

A Seminar by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yonca Kosebay Erkan

International Workshop: Urban Design Practice in Historic City Centres

Prof. Dr. Cana BILSEL

URDC in Collaboration with METU and EMU Faculty of Architecture

The world town planning day: Planning at Crossroads: Seminar by Glafkos Constantinides

The failure of planning to communicate with both enemies and friends the market and society. Why it got there and how to get out

Glafkos Constantinides (urban planner)

Seminar: Spatial Differentiation of Port Cities: Istanbul & Venice

Prof. Dr. Atilla Yücel  ITU / CIU

ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

"Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences" online journal publishes the proceedings of AiCEBS 2011 Famagusta

Papers presented to AiCEBS 2011 Famagusta, co-hosted by Urban Research & Development Center, are now published in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Science, Volume 35, Pages 1-782(2012) following an additional revision process.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2011-2012

URDC CO-HOSTS “AICEBS 2011 FAMAGUSTA

URDC co-hosts AICEBS 2011 (Asia/Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies) in Famagusta in December 2011 together with FSPU, UITM (Selangor, Malaysia).

JON LANG WAS THE GUEST OF THE URDC

Professor Lang gave a lecture titled " The Architecture of the City: Competing Paradigms", and contributed to the design reviews of the studios of the Department of Architecture

ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011

URDC’S TUBITAK PROJECT "Measuring the Quality of Life in Gazimagusa (Famagusta)" 


Lecture: "Architects and Urban Design"

by HUGH CLARK, 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010

An Inter-University Design Charrette organized by Queen’s University, Belfast, EMU Faculty of Architecture & URDC


Research project: "Measuring the Quality of Urban Life in Gazimağusa (Famagusta)"

ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008

International Urban Design Charrette jointly organized with Faculty of Architecture and Queen's University (Belfast, UK).

Theme: A NEW VISION FOR NICOSIA

Coordinators: Dr. Karim Hadjri & Dr. Derya Oktay

Tutors:

Dr. Karim Hadjri, Dr. Alan Jones, David Allardyce (Queen's University)

Dr. Derya Oktay, Dr. Naciye Doratlı, Dr. Şebnem Hoşkara, Dr. Mukaddes Faslı (URDC, Eastern Mediterranean University)                

Dr. Beril Özmen Mayer, Dr. Fevzi Özersay (Eastern Mediterranean University)                 

Dr. Hassina Nafa (Girne American University) 

Participants:

27 graduate students from Queens University

8 graduate students from EMU Faculty of Architecture

2 students from GAU

Lecture: A CASE STUDY ON THE BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ENERGY CONSERVATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Prof. Dr. Robert W. MARANS (University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, USA).

ACADEMIC YEAR 2006-2007

Lecture: ALTERNATIVE CAREER PATHS FOR ARCHITECTS: A PROFESSIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Prof. Dr. Robert W. MARANS (the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, USA).

Lecture: ANIMAL URBAN PLANNING AND HOMOEPATHIC ARCHITECTURE

Lucien KROLL (MUP, Architect, Belgium)

URDC’S RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR BÜYÜKKONUK VILLAGE, N. CYPRUS, FUNDED BY BEARINGPOINT / EDGE


URDC (KENT-AG) BECAME A PARTNER TO THE WEB JOURNAL ON CULTURAL PATRIMONY


URDC’S RESEARCH PROJECT “MEASURING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN GAZIMAGUSA (FAMAGUSTA) FUNDED BY TUBITAK

ACADEMIC YEAR 2004-2005

Lecture: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DESIGN OF A SQUARE

Prof.Dr. Mark Childs (Director of Town Design Certificate, University of New Mexico (USA), Cyprus Fulbright Professor, USA).

ACADEMIC YEAR 2003-2004

Lectures:  THE CITY OF JERUSALEM AND ITS EVOLUTION (1)

Industrial Engineering Dept. Amphi, 4 November 2004

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN ISRAEL (2)

Industrial Engineering Dept. Amphi, 5 November 2004 itects)

Anda BARR, Architect, Director of Special Projects Department in the Israeli Land Administration & Executive Board Member of the Israeli Association of Architects

Lecture: DESIGNING AND MAKING BUILDINGS LIVABLE AND SUSTAINABLE

Industrial Engineering Dept. Anfi, 25 October 2004. 

Asst.Prof.Dr. Kyriakos Pontikis (Design Department, Intercollege)

Visual Presentation: ART IN OUTDOOR SPACE

Alpay Özdural Hall, Faculty of Architecture, 5 May 2005 

Serhat Selışık, MA (Sculpturist)

2002-2003

Poster Competition and Exhibition: "CITY, NATURE AND CHILDREN"    

(open to students of primary and secondary schools in North Cyprus)

Advisory Jury:

Zafer ERTÜRK, Prof. Dr., Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Member of URDC Advisory Council Can KUMBARACIBAŞI, Assoc.Prof.Dr., Chair, Department of Architecture, Member of URDC Executive Council

Main Jury:

  • Derya OKTAY, Prof. Dr., Director URDC Executive Council, Faculty of Architecture, EMU
  • Senih ÇAVUŞOĞLU, Asst.Prof. Dr., Chair, Department of Interior Architecture, EMU
  • Anber ONAR, Expert in Arts, Department of Art History & Archeology, EMU
  • İsmail ARTER, Director of Environmental Conservation Unit, TRNC
  • Emin ÇİZENEL, Artist
  • Hikmet ULUÇAM, Grafiker.
  • Nilgün GÜNEY, Grafiker

Reporter:

  • Pınar Uluçay, Member of URDC Executive Council

Lecture: SUCCESS ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH AN INTEGRATED EFFORT OF PLANNING: CASE STUDIES:

Alpay Özdural Hall, Faculty of Architecture, 8 – 11 April 2003.

Sponsor: Supported by the speaker's institution

COIMBRA, ÓBIDOS, AJUDA-BELÉM (LISBON)

Emeritus Prof. Dr. Manuel da Costa Lobo

(President of the Portuguese Town Planners Association; Centro de Sistemas Urbanos e Regionais, Instituto Superior Téchnico, Lisbon, Portugal)

Lecture: INFLUENCES OF THE VENETIAN ARCHITECTURE ON THE ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE  OF CYPRUS

Alpay Özdural Hall, Faculty of Architecture, 6 November 2003.

Dr. Nasso Chrysochou

Free-lance architect, Israel

Lecture: INTEGRATED URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAMS IN THE FRAME OF EUROPEAN POLICIES: THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE

Alpay Özdural Hall, Faculty of Architecture, 11 December 2003.

Seminar: ON THE STREET - OBSERVING AND DESIGNING PRACTICES, SERVICES, AND PUBLIC SPACES

Alpay Özdural Hall, Faculty of Architecture, 11-12 December 2003.  

Dr. Massimo Bricocoli
Politecnico di Milano & University of Venice, Italy 

Sponsor: Supported by the speaker's institution

ACADEMIC YEAR 2000-2001

CITY TALKS / 2000-2001 Academic Year:

FALL:

  • Tunisia, by Guita FARIVARSADRI
  • Dhaka, by Nurten AKSUGÜR
  • Barcelona, by Derya OKTAY
  • Safranbolu, by Mukaddes FASLI
  • Ankara, by Mehmet ADAM

SPRING:

  • Lefke, by Nevter ZAFER
  • Society Hill: Philadelphia, by Saim NALKAYA
  • South Eastern Anatolian Towns, by Mesut ÖZDENİZ
  • Towns in Santorini Island, by Erdal AKSUGÜR
  • Lisbon + EXPO 98, by Derya OKTAY
  • Turkish Influences on Social Life in British Cities, by Netice YILDIZ

Lecture: REPRESENTATION AND DESIGN

Seminar Room, Faculty of Architecture, 16 May 2001

Sponsor: Self-supported by the speaker 

Pattabi G. RAMAN (İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul – former faculty member of Edinburg University)

Lecture: HOUSING FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Seminar Room, Faculty of Architecture, 16 November 2001

Sponsor: Supported by the speaker's institution

Prof.Dr. Geoffrey PAYNE (Former Faculty Member of Oxford Brookes University and University College London, UK)

Lecture: LOCAL AGENDA 21: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE (1)

27 May 2002, Blue Hall, EMU

Sponsor: Supported by the speaker's institution

THE IMPORTANCE OF PEDESTRIAN MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND NEIGBOURHOODS (2)

Prof.Dr. Fernando Nunes da Silva (Director, CESUR / Centro de Sistemas Urbanos e Regionais, Instituto Superior Téchnico, Lisbon, Portugal)

ACADEMIC YEAR 1999-2000

Weekly Seminars:  CITY TALKS 

Taking place during the academic years of 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 are a series of talks proposed by the members of the Faculty of Architecture. These events focus on various aspects of cities throughout the world and are aimed at contributing to students' learning and imagination and to evoke vitality in the teaching milieu of the faculty. 

CITY TALKS, Fall:

  • Bogota, by Karim HADJRİ
  • Havana & Disney World, by Derya OKTAY
  • Bangkok, by Erdal AKSUGÜR
  • Prague, by Münevver ÖZGÜR
  • Istanbul, by Mehmet ADAM

CITY TALKS, Spring:

  • Stevenage New Town, by Hakkı ATUN
  • Cambridge, by James MCQUILLAN
  • Budapest & Vienna, by Burcu ÖZGÜVEN
  • Isfahan, by Guita FARIVARSADRİ
  • Singapore, by Erdal AKSUGÜR & Derya OKTAY
  • Jeddah, by Nurten AKSUGÜR
  • Malta, by Mesut ÖZDENİZ

Panel:  URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

16 May 2000, EMU Library Oditorium

Chair: Zafer ERTÜRK

 Panellists: Mehmet ÇUBUK, Ruşen KELEŞ, Oktay EKİNCİ, Raci BADEMLİ, Erdal AKSUGÜR

A panel of speakers focusing on the concept of sustainability, one of the most diversely applied concepts among academics and professionals, discussing the future directions and implications which have cut across all disciplines and professions and has developed many complexities. The invited speakers of the  panel  included  pioneering  academics  and professionals in the field of urban planning and architecture in Turkey.  All the papers relate to the meaning of sustainability in urban environments, the prospects for the future of cities in the century as well as urban identity, sustainability, planning education, and contemporary planning methods.