Olgu Çalışkan

Assoc. Prof., City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University

Having completed his doctoral degree in urbanism at TU Delft, the Netherlands in 2013, he has been lecturing at METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning as an assistant professor. His publications involve the guest editorial for the journal of Built Environment (2011), and several articles, including those in the Journal of Urban Design (2010), Journal of Architectural and Planning Research (2011), Urban Design International (2012, 2020), and Urban Morphology (2017). His main research interests are physical planning and design, urban morphology, urban design theory and methodology, and visualization in urbanism. Instructing at Master of Urban Design Studio at METU, he currently teaches ‘Creative Thinking for Planners’, ‘Parametric Urban Design’ and ‘Collective Housing Planning and Design’ courses. In the body of TEPAV (The Economic Research Foundation of Turkey), he consulted for the strategic vision project for Gaza urban strip which was proposed both to the Israeli and Palestinian authorities in January 2016. Since his return to Turkey in 2014, he has been a jury member in a series of national and international design competitions. Within different design teams, he has had award-winning projects within the recent national and international competitions including Konyaaltı Waterfront (2015), Antalya and Taksim, İstanbul (2020).