Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, PhD

Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director ad interim


Urban Planning; Public Policy; Sustainable Cities; Mixed Methods Research; GIS


PhD University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
MCP University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BCP Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey


UA 503: Housing and Community Development
UA 509: Public Finance and Urban Infrastructure
UA 510: Special Topics: Cities & Analytics: Making Sense of Data
UA 654: GIS and Spatial Analysis
UA 703: Urban Research Methods


The question at the core of Dr. Sungu’s work is: what factors influence the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of cities? In searching for answers, she has worked with academics, practitioners, civic leaders, community organizers, and policy analysts.

Her publications range from innovation-oriented economic development to brownfields redevelopment and from community land trusts to inter-organizational collaboration in disaster management.

She was a visiting scholar at the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University. She also worked as a research associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, MA.

Contact Information:

Phone: (617) 358-4636