Center for Urban Studies

​Purposes of the Center​​

  • To largely and thoroughly examine the social, economic, cultural and political structures, practices and processes with their historical and spatial features and to shed light on the aspects of community and urban life which have not been discovered or which have been subject to partial research  and, thus, to contribute to the planning, implementation, academic research process,
  • To carry out studies in cooperation and coordination with the undergraduate and graduate programs of the University on urban studies.


Fields of Activity of the Center​​​​

  • To provide consulting to public and private institutions and persons regarding the resources and methods used in their social, cultural, economic, historical and geographical research across the region and the city, and in their research across the built environment,
  • To design, develop, implement and evaluate research and implementation projects,
  • To design, develop and implement opinion polls, surveys, statistical and ethnographic field studies on city regarding the subjects mentioned in the purposes of the Center,
  • To cooperate with national and international public and private institutions and organizations which are active on issues in the field of interest of the Center, to organize joint research and studies, to prepare implementation and research projects, to create resources for these projects, to implement and/ or follow the implementation of projects and to form temporary or permanent study groups and commissions when required,
  • To publish in Turkey and abroad in accordance with the foundation purpose of the Center and to support publications produced for this purpose,
  • To establish an undergraduate, Master’s and PhD thesis archive in concern with its foundation purpose, also to establish a library and a documentation center,
  • To encourage Master’s and PhD studies on the concern of the Center, to cooperate with the Graduate Schools and Centers of the University so as to launch a program,
  • To organize convention, conference, seminar, symposium and panels at the national and international level,
  • To plan and implement summer school, course and training programs on urban and local administrations, give certificate to participants.
  • To organize prize competitions for development and improvement of urban studies,
  • To give report, consultancy and expertise services upon the request of national and international institutions and real persons in accordance with its foundation purposes,
  • To accept national and foreign researchers who will study on subjects of concern of the Center,
  • To assume research and implementation projects supported by public, local administrations and non-governmental organizations in Turkey and abroad in accordance with the foundation purpose of the Center; to participate in joint research projects and cooperate with these organizations,
  • To execute miscellaneous studies in accordance with the foundation purpose of the Center.