Istanbul Technical University – Partners

İmge Akçakaya Waite is currently a lecturer at the ITU Department of Urban and Regional Planning, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She earned her PhD in urban planning in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Luskin School of Public Affairs, with her dissertation titled “Planning, power, politics: Urban redevelopment in Istanbul.” In affiliation with UCLA and ITU, she has participated in EU, UN-Habitat and other internationally and nationally funded research projects on institutional and community capacity building, urban and rural governance, and inclusive planning. Among her recent fields of interest and teaching are decision-making and governance mechanisms, collaborative and participatory planning, and urban redevelopment.

Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning



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