GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESURBAN POLICY PLANNING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS


Theses

Thesis Writer

Thesis Name

Submission Date

Advisor

Çağlar S. Arslan

The problem of limiting urban land ownership righys and evaluatingthe decision's of constitutional court on replotting

1995

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Arslan Dorman

The effects of military interventions on the municipal systems of Turkey: An analysis of 1960, 1971 and 1980 military coups

1996

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen

Aslı Aras

Issues and management of urban residential land development : Three case studies from Ankara, Turkey

1996

Prof. Dr. Raci Bademli

Gazizov M. Askatovic

System of the local government in the republic of Bashkortostan

1996

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu

Ela Babalık

Urban transportation policies in Ankara with special emphasis on car ownership and car use

1996

Prof. Dr. Ali Türel

Bülent Yenigün

A critique of public-private partnership idea as an urban policy

1996

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Başak Aysal

The Transformation process of Yenimahalle settlement during the 1986-1996 period

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oğuz Işık

Fatime Çömlekçi

Alternative ways used in the provision and production of local goods and services

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu

Hilal Ünal

Transfer of development rights as a planning tool in the case of historical sates in Turkey

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Balamir

Nalan Sevim

Coping with the impact of "Globalisation" on urban development: The Case of Kocaeli/Turkey

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen

Gül Hafızoğulları

The Roles and nature of mediating agencies in the real estate market after the 1980s: brokerage sector in Ankara

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oğuz Işık

Müge Akkar

The Question of local autonomy in Turkey with reference to party politics throughout the republican period

1997

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Betül Duman

Redefining the concept of public interest within the context of democracy: It`s relevance to locality

1997

Prof. Dr. Şinasi Aksoy

Yusuf Şahin

Impacts of provision of urban services and facilities on the political attitudes of the squatter dwellers -A Case study in two squatter settlement areas, in Ankara-

1998

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Ebru Alarslan

Effects of non-governmental organization on the urban environment in Turkey

1998

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baykan Günay

Pınar Aypek Türker

Impact of planning institutions on urban water management: case study Ankara

1998

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen

Bahar Gedikli

A Critical evaluation of development amnesties

1998

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Ebru Ölmez

Critical evalution of the operational performance of urban infrastructure services in metropolitan areas: water and sewerage services

1998

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Özgül Özkan

Policies and processes of urban regeneration in Turkey

1998

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baykan Günay

Erhan Demirdizen

 An evaluation of the debates on professional ethics in city planning

1999

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baykan Günay

Fatma Saçlı

Local agenda 21: an effective tool for urban environmental management and participation? 

1999

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Firuz D. Yaşamış

Zafer S. Şahin

Clientelist relations in urban sphere: A Turkish case

1999

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korel Göymen

Ebru Üstündağ

New-right and local governments: the Turkish case

1999

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ

Changing municipal practice in Turkey and municipal firms: The case of Ankara metropolitan municipality

1999

Prof. Dr. Şinasi Aksoy

Ercan Gündoğan

Inserting space into social theory: the case of David Harvey

1999

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Haluk Bilgin

The Impacts of environmental thought on planning: a case study of Turkey

1999

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Hülya Ulusoy

Modifications in development plans: a case study of Ankara

1999

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Osman Balaban

Critical evaluation of organised industrial estates as an urban policy  in Turkey

2000

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Ersan Ocak

The concept of public health in Turkish Urban Planning legislation

2000

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baykan Günay

Seher Şen

Spatial aspect of survival strategies of urban  poor

2000

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Yasemin Meriç

Restructuring Turkish local governments within the period of integration to the European union

2001

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu

Aysin Tektaş

Impacts of World Bank's urban development model on urban planning system in Turkey

2001

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Melik Zafer Yıldız

A Study on poverty in the city with a specific focus on ethnic networks

2002

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Özgür Dirim Özkan

The Question of integration to urban life: a case study of the immigrants from Turkey in Kiel-Germany

2002

Prof.Dr. Melih Ersoy

Z.Aslı Gürel Üçer

Local government unions

2002

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu

Bilge Yılmaz

The local government system in the Republic of Azerbaijan

2002

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Turgay Albayrak

Urban poverty and World Bank strategies within a perspective on the term of thirdworldisation

2002

Prof.Dr. Melih Ersoy

Elçin Başbuğ 

Democratization of local governments in Turkey in the context of European Union

2002

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Hilal Evirgen

Socio-spatial impacts of deindustrialization and unemployment case study : Eskişehir

2002

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Fulya Karatepe

Use of agricultural lands out of agricultural purposes: urbanization and agriculture

2002

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melih Pınarcıoğlu

Sezin Demşek

Effects of new regional policies on Turkish regional development : the case of Southern Eastern Anatolia Project

2003

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Gülçin Tunç

Transformation of public space : the case of Migros Akköprü shopping center

2003

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

A.Can Ertuna

Gated communities as a new upper-middle class "utopia" in Turkey : the case of Angora Houses

2003

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Özlem Coşkun

Local government green space policy : the cases of Kartal and Sariyer in İstanbul

2004

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Mansur Meçin

The question of urban integration and forced migration from East and Southeast Anatolian Regions after 1980 : the case of Mersin

2004

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

A. Cenap Yoloğlu

A critical evaluation of enabling strategies toward poverty reduction : the case conditional cash transfer program in Turkey

2004

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Hasan Belya Hatipoğlu

Socio spatial dimensions of urban crime : Ankara case

2004

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Ş. Emek Ataman

Interest representation in local politic : the case of municipal councils

2004

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Pınar Özcan

An critique of housing classes approach : the case of Şentepe-Ankara

2005

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H.Tarık Şengül

Bülent Coşgun

Social networks and urban integration of Bulgarian Turkish immigrants of 1989 and after : the case of Yenibosna, İstanbul

2005

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Özdemir Gündoğan

Spatial planning and the Idea of progress : Zonguldak regional and metropolitan planning experiences

2005

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Hale Babadoğan

Urban Projects' implementations towards a European City : a case analysis of Eskisehir Greater Municipality

2005

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu

Anıl Mühürdaroğlu

De-regulatory urban redevelopment policies in gecekondu areas in Turkey: the case of Dikmen Valley

2005

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Sultan Soner

Production of meaning of place through cultural practices : the case of Van

2005

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Aysu Kes 

Local dynamics in the process of conservation and restoration projects in Kastamonu

2006

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu

Gökhan Hüseyin Erkan

Local institutional capacity and decentralization of power

2006

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Şadiye Aydın

Housing Finance in Turkey: The Role of Housing Loans extended by Commercial Banks

2006

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Evrim Şahin

Evaluation of The Financial Instruments Within The Conservation Activities

2006

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

M. Nergiz Ardıç

Social Policy in The Urban Context: Contemporary Turkish Local Governments on the Way to European Union

2006

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Ali Şahin Aktan

A Critical Approach to The Evaluation of The Establishment of Provinces in The Turkish Public Administration System

2006

Prof. Dr. Şinasi Aksoy

Hade Türkmen

Radicalisation of Politics at The Local Level: the Case of Fatsa During The Late 1970s

2006

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Defne Dursun

Cross-Border Co-Operation As A Tool to Enhance Regional Development: The Case of Hopa-Batum Region 

2007

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melih Pınarcıoğlu

Göknur Çelik

University continuing education units for local development : the case of METU CEC

2007

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melih Pınarcıoğlu

Senem Gökçe Okulu

Non-Motorized Transport for Mobility Planning in City Centres: An Assesment of Opportunities for Transforming Ankara, Tunali Hilmi Street into a Pedestrian-Friendly Area 

2007

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık Sutcliffe

B. Çavlan Erengezgin

A Socio-Spatial Approach to The Question of Class and Consciousness Formation in a Local Setting: The Case of Bursa Industrial Workers

2007

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

Mevlüde Ayça Öncü

Public Transport Improvement Policies: Assessment of The Role of Route and Fare Integration, Modal Reorganization with Special Emphasis to İzmir Case

2007

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık Sutcliffe

Yasemin İlkay

The Political Struggle on and at Public Space: The Case of Kızılay Square

2007

Prof. Dr. Şinasi Aksoy

İlknur Urkun-Bowe

Comparative Analysis of Post Industrial Dockland Transformation Initiatives: Guidance for Policy for The Haydarpaşa Port and Surroundings

2007

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Elif Topcu Demirbaş

Agri-tourism : as a new element ofrural development

2007

Prof Dr. Baykan Günay

Gül Tuçaltan

Dynamics of urban transformation via improvement plans for ankara city

2008

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Derya Doğan

Housing along the western development corridor in Ankara: case studies in Etimesgut & Sincan 

2008

Prof. Dr. Ali Türel

İnanç Gürkan

Tourism as an agent of change lzmir-Alaçatı case in Turkey

2008

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Asalet Tulaz

Gendering space : security and surveillance perceptions of single women in Istanbul

2008

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Ayhan Melih Tezcan

Rethinking Transformation With Tourism: The Case of İzmir Alaçatı

2010

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melih Pınarcıoğlu

Gülçin Tunç  (Ph. D.)

The Politics of Local Economic Growth-A Critical Approach: The Case of Manisa

2010

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Ceren Gamze Yaşar

Politics of Urban Sprawl: The Case of Ankara

2010

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Funda Mengilli-Işıldak

State, property owners and barter system in conservation field

2010

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Mahir Yılmaz

An Inquiry into Different Urban Transformation Models in the Context of Rent and Property Transfer: The Case of Ankara-Mamak District

2011

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Ufuk Poyraz

Looking at the Urban Transformation Project from the Gecekondu Dwellers' Perspective: The Case of Mamak

2011

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

Emine Merve Önder

Spatiality of gender oppression: thecase of Siteler, Altindağ 

2011

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

Ali Cenap Yoloğlu (Ph. D.)

Spatio-Administrative Dimensions of Urban Growth: The Case of City of Denizli

2011

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Tarık Şengül

Begüm Yılmaz

Political and legal documents for ensuring sustainable urban transportation: a comparative analysis of USA, UK and Turkey 

2011

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık Sutcliffe

Engin Bozkurt

The critical analysis of alternative local government experiences in Turkey: the case of Hozat Municipality

2011

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Songül Öztürk

Small Towns Reshaping Their Urban Planning Policies Joining in The Cittaslow İnternational Network: The Case of Seferihisar in Turkey

2012

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık Sutcliffe

Esengül Danışan

Violation Of Housing Rights Via State, As A Case of Aktaş Neighborhood, Altındağ

2012

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Başak Çetin

An Evaluation of Business Oriented Non-Governmental Organizations (BONGO’s) A Case Study of BTC Project Community Investment Programme II

2012

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Ozan Avcıoğlu

Public Participation in Local Decision Making Processes: The Case of Bodrum

2012

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Tarık Şengül

Bahar Burcu Kamberoğlu

Local Development and Conservation Priorities: The Case of Ortahisar

2012

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Mehmet Penpecioğlu (Ph. D.)

The Political Construction of Urban Development Projects: The Case of İzmir

2012

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çağatay Keskinok

Zuhal Önez Çetin (Ph. D.)

A Critical Evaluation of Local Poverty Alleviation Policies: The Case of Three Provinces in Turkey

2012

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Ayşe Çolpan Kavuncu (Ph. D.)

Social-Political Transformation in Uzbekistan: A Study of Urban Mahallas in Tashkent

2012

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Duygu Canan Öztürk

Socio-spatial practices of the pro-kurdish municipalities : the case of Diyarbakir

2013

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Hasan Belya Hatipoğlu (Ph. D.)

Spatial entrapment, social mobility and education : the case of Ankara-Demetevler

2013

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

Handan Karakaş

Gated communities and sign value : logics of segregation in the case of Ankara

2013

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nil Uzun.

Fatma Süphan Somalı (Ph. D.)

A Reading urban transformation through the case of Mamak, Ankara

2013

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Eren Şenalp

Social capital formation and disposition of the hometown associations in Turkish politics : the Ankara case

2013

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

Zeynep Arslan

Changing legal status of land property and limits to urban transformation: the case of Okmeydanı, İstanbul

2014

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tarık Şengül

 

Banu Melis Suher

Historical analysis of state intervention into spaces of social opposition: the case of Ankara

2014

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Cihan Erçetin

Planning and management of bike sharing systems for sustainableurban transport : Konya, Kayseri and İstanbul cases

2014

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık

Ayşe Taş

The spatial mobility of women in accordance to their closure to social and cultural facilities

2014

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serap Kayasü

Defne Dursun (Ph. D.)

The Effects of restructuring in the property development sector on urban processes: a case study on Erzurum and Kayseri

2015

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Mevlüde Ayça Öncü Yıldız (Ph. D.)

Politics of urban transportation local, national and international dynamics case of Ankara and Eskişehir road corridor

2015

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ela Babalık Sutcliffe

Hazal Oğuz

Factors affecting women’s presence in municipal councils and the results of participation: case studies in Elazığ, Gaziantep and Siirt provinces of Turkey

2015

Assist. Prof. Dr. Nilay Yavuz.

Hande Ceylan

The Impacts of post-disaster spatial structure on low income women: the case of Düzce

2015

Prof. Dr. Melih Ersoy

Yasemin İlkay (Ph. D.)

(Re)production and appropriation of open public spaces: representational moments for urban green in Ankara

2016

Prof. Dr. Ali Cengizkan

Hilal Kara

Understanding female domestic workers’ daily mobilities: a case study in Ankara

2016

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa K. Bayırbağ

Gülsün Duygu Bütün

The Impact of transnational municipal networks on climate policy-making: the case study of Gaziantep, Nilufer and Seferihisar municipalities

2016

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Balaban

Mert Anıl Eren

Do politics and ideology make any difference: an analysis of Dikmen valley project

2016

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Balaban

Diren Kocakuşak Combating climate change: critical evaluation of climate change action plans on urban scale 2016 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Osman Balaban