Ozlem Edizel-Tasci, PhD



Sustainable development, climate change policy, water management, urban sustainability (water, waste), community engaged research, cultural mapping, P-GIS, cultural heritage, urban regeneration, urban governance, mega-events


PhD Brunel University, London, UK
MRP Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
BCP Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


MET UA 510 A2 Special Topics: Climate Change Policy and Water Conflict Management


Dr. Edizel-Tasci has several years of experience in urban research and academic teaching. Her specialisation is particularly around sustainable development (climate change, water management), urban regeneration, participatory planning (P-GIS), urban governance and mega-events/cultural development. Over the years, she has engaged in funded research projects under the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Connected Communities program in the UK, EU FP7 funded Solutions for Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas, Climate Change and Tourism Project (Urban-net) and in commissioned research on cultural policy and provision for the UK Cultural Ministry (DCMS).  

She worked as Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster. Edizel-Tasci also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Connected Communities in the Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries at the Middlesex University, London, UK (Hydrocitizenship – www.hydrocitizenship.com). The project dealt with several challenges that the communities face such as climate change, flooding, sea level rise, drought and supply security, water quality, biodiversity, landscape quality and access to recreation.

Dr Edizel-Tasci holds a PhD from Brunel University, UK which was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Innovation and Impact in Doctoral Research within the Design area. She has a Master’s degree in Regional Planning and Bachelor degree in City and Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Her research at Brunel University and Middle East Technical University was particularly around the governance of mega-event led regeneration and stakeholder engagement for sustainable development. She has done extensive research on London 2012 Olympic Games as well as Milan EXPO 2015, Istanbul ECOC 2010 and Izmir EXPO 2015 bid. In addition, she has been the co-organiser of RSA-Mega-Events, Regional Development and Regeneration Research Network since 2011 (www.megaevents.org).

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Phone: (617) 358-4637