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2017 Report – Istanbul Technical University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

By on June 17, 2017
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Istanbul Technical University

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Turkey Istanbul

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Dr Ervin Sezgin

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Urban Governance

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Undergraduate Programmes
Urban and Regional Planning

The ITU Urban and Regional Planning Department is the largest in Turkey, accepting approximately 90 under-graduate students each year. 30% of the courses in the curriculum are in English sInce 1997 to educate Urban Planners who can pursue their profession internationally. The Department also offers 100% English education since 2010- 2011 academic year. The program is consisted of compulsory, elective and studio classes. Total number of courses Is 51. 11 of them are elective courses and 40 are compulsory. The total number of credits is 153.5. The curriculum is designed to ease having a double major within the Faculty of Architecture, especially with the Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.


Master Programmes
Regional Planning MSc
The Regional Planning Graduate Program aims to develop the abilities of analytical thinking about the integrity and interactions of regional systems; developing policies, enhancing regional growth and sustainable development; promoting regional planning as a tool of reducing inequity and disparities; designing implementation strategies on national development and international competitiveness.

Urban Planning MSc
The Urban Planning Graduate Program aims to develop the abilities on analytical way of thinking in all aspects of urban planning, such as natural environment, social aspects, and interactions among systems; developing policies enhancing urban development and improvement; promoting the role of urban planners among all stakeholders on urban issues; designing implementation strategies on urban growth and regeneration.

PhD Programmes
Urban and Regional Planning PhD
The Urban and Regional Planning PhD Program aims to raise distinguished scientists who would be acknowledged on planning theories and policies; who would have the ability for deeper analysis of planning system to solve problems and to bring the novelty into their specific field of interest; who would contribute with creativity and innovation process in urban and regional planning; and who would have expertise in designing alternatives in a wide perspective

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