Prof., Urban and Regional Planning, Yıldız Technical University
Yiğit Evren graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of City and Regional Planning in 1994 and completed his master's degree at the same university in 1997. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2002 from the Department of City and Regional Planning in Cardiff University. Granted three times the Overseas Research Students Awards from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, Evren worked for the Istanbul Earthquake Master Plan (2003), Regional Development Plan of Erzurum (2004) and the Istanbul Regional Plan (2005). He also participated in the preparations of the 9th Five-Year Development Plan and worked as a senior researcher in the Istanbul Cultural Heritage and Cultural Economy Inventory Project between 2009 and 2010. Evren served as the co-editor in the journal of Megaron between 2009 and 2014. He is the member of the Scientific Board of ZFW-The German Journal of Economic Geography. Serving as the head of Regional Planning Division at Yıldız Technical University since 2014, Yiğit Evren conducts research on economic geography, cluster theory and creative sectors, and teaches various courses on urban economics and regional planning.