Assistant Professor, Applied Social Sciences Director, City Planning & Urban Affairs
Yeşim Sungu-Eryilmaz trains the focus of her urban and regional planning research on sustainability—particularly those factors that influence the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of cities. A seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience and research contributions in the field of city planning and urban affairs, she has served as a consultant for numerous public and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Sungu-Eryilmaz first joined Boston University in 2011. She has taught at Brown University, where she was recognized with the Engaged Scholars Award in 2016, and has been a visiting scholar at Tufts University and a research associate at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Mass. Beyond urban sustainability, she specializes in planning for equity, urban economics, geographic information systems, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Sungu-Eryilmaz teaches in the Metropolitan College City Planning and Urban Affairs program, where she incorporates geographic information systems to city and regional planning lessons.