Prof., City and Regional Planning, Middle East Techinal University
Osman Balaban is a professor of urban planning at Middle East Techinal University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. He holds a Ph.D. in city planning and a master's degree in urban policy planning from METU. Dr. Balaban worked as a postdoctoral researcher at United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in Yokohama (Japan) between 2009 and 2012. His research and teaching interests include urban politics and local governments, environmental politics and policies, urban regeneration, low-carbon and climate resilient urbanism. Dr. Balaban is the editor of the METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture.