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Ceren Sezer
A new article on public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion in Amsterdam

A new article on public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion in Amsterdam

Ceren Sezer published a new article in Journal of Urban Design entitled Public life, immigrant amenities and socio-cultural inclusion: the presence and changes of Turkish amenities in Amsterdam. This article studies the presence of, and the changes in, immigrant amenities in the context of urban renewal processes as well as the implications of these changes in the...
Re-learning public space / An action research event in Amsterdam / 28th - 30th June 2018

Re-learning public space / An action research event in Amsterdam / 28th – 30th June 2018

JOIN US in AMSTERDAM! Re-learning public space: an action-research event to develop an alternative city guide of Amsterdam (June 28-30, 2018). Participation is free of charge and deadline for registration is approaching: May 18, 2018. Further details: https://theurbanpublic.com . This event is organised by the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in collaboration with the...
The Urbanisation of (In)justice - 16-18 May 2018 - The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The Urbanisation of (In)justice – 16-18 May 2018 – The UN Buffer Zone in Nicosia

The University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture invites you to the annual meeting of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)’s Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, which will take place in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Nicosia in the period between 16th and 18th May 2018. This meeting is organised in...
Two journal papers in Built Environment

Two journal papers in Built Environment

A special issue of Built Environment (Vol. 43, No. 2) published in July 2017, edited by Ceren Sezer and Matej Nikšič, was dedicated to Public Space and Urban Justice. The special issue responds to the increased interest in public space as a facilitator of urban justice. It presents contributions which explore the practical implications of...
Now available online!

Now available online!

A serie of essays on Public Space and Urban Justice that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft) organized and co-edited  for the Built Environment is now available online. Taken together, these essays provide a useful guideline for the ways to study public space to promote urban justice...
A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

A new themed issue for the Built Environment: Public Space and Urban Justice

Matej Nikšič from the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and Ceren Sezer prepared a new special issue for the journal of Built Environment themed “Public space and urban justice”. The issue brings together an international set of cases from Ankara, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beirut, Ljubljana and Medellin, which reflect on the question ”...
Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited by the Notre Dame University of Louaize Beirut in Lebanon as an external jury member for the Architecture Final Senior Jury in 23 May 2017.  She was one of the three external jury members. Other jury members were Prof. Peter Walker (RIBA) from University of Salford Manchester and Dr. Alessandro Armando...
Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Lecture: Mapping as a research tool

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in Leiden University about mapping as a research tool in 14th April 2017. This lecture will be a part of a series of expert lectures organised for the PhD candidates within the course ‘Mixed Methods in the Social Sciences and the Humanities’. The lecture presents mapping as a creative visual tool, which...
City Street2 Conference, Beirut

City Street2 Conference, Beirut

Ceren Sezer is invited as a track chair and a member of the scientific committee of the Second City Street Conference in Beirut in 9-11 November 2016. She also gave a speech about the activities of the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures following the keynote speeches by Dr. Camilla van Deurs (partner, Gehl Architects), Prof. Andreas...
Presentation in Migrinter - CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Presentation in Migrinter – CNRS / Université de Poitiers

Ceren Sezer is invited to present her doctoral work during the seminar ‘Visible & Invisible Space’ in Migrinter – the oldest research institute in Europe on migration –  in the University of Poitiers, France. The seminar is supported by INTERIM Marie Curie Initial Training Network and organised by Dr. Maria Grazia Montella. In her presentation, Sezer presented her co-authored...
Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Lecture in University of Amsterdam

Ceren Sezer is invited to give a lecture in April 2016 by University of Amsterdam about the history of the Amsterdam street markets and their transformation in the context of urban renewal processes. The lecture is a part of a series of expert lectures for the international master students in the program called Age & City &...
Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review "Public Spaces and Urban Cultures"

Publication: DiSP-The Planing Review “Public Spaces and Urban Cultures”

Sabine Knierbein (TU Vienna) and Ceren Sezer wrote about the activities of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (2010-2015) for DiSP The Planning Review (Volume 51, Issue 2, 2015). Thanks to all who have contributed. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02513625.2015.1064652?journalCode=rdsp20   Please follow and like us:
Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Workshop: III Public Space Biennale in Rome, May 2015

Ceren Sezer initiated and co-organised a workshop on ‘Marketplaces as urban development strategies’ on May 20 2015 during  the III Biennial of Public Space in Rome .  The workshop aims to re-think the role of marketplaces in supporting public life of today’s cities from several aspects: how do marketplaces create a vivid public space? How can...
Publication: the power of places

Publication: the power of places

Georgiana Varna (University of Glasgow) and Ceren Sezer published an article entitled “the power of places” in a non-academic Scottish urbanism journal, Urban Realm. Thanks to the editor, John Glenday, for his invitation. For more information about Urban Realm: http://www.urbanrealm.com/features/512/The_Power_of_Place.html Please follow and like us:
Call for abstracts: AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Porto Meeting "Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People"

Call for abstracts: AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Porto Meeting “Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People”

Join us in Porto for the AESOP TG  Becoming Local Porto Meeting “Generative Places, Smart Approaches, Happy People” 24th – 25th September, 2015 // Deadline for abstract submission:30 April 2015 Hosting Institution: Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto – PORTUGAL AESOP TG Representatives: Burcu Yigit Turan, Gabriella Esposito de Vita Keynote Speakers: Ali Madanipour – (University...
Call for abstracts : Built Environment Special Issue “Public Spaces and Urban Justice" (Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2015)

Call for abstracts : Built Environment Special Issue “Public Spaces and Urban Justice” (Deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2015)

We are pleased to announce the special issue of the esteemed academic journal Built Environment on the topic of Public Spaces and Urban Justice. This special issue is edited by Matej Nikšič (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia), Gabriel Pascariu (University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest, Romania), Ceren Sezer (Delft University...
Lecture at Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam on Marketplaces

Lecture at Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam on Marketplaces

Ceren Sezer (TU Delft) and Freek Janssens (UvA) gave a lecture on ‘Marketplaces as an urban development strategy’ at Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam as a part a temporary Master program called System D Academy. The Sandberg Institute is the postgraduate department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. It offers Master’s programmes in Fine Arts (MFA), Interior Architecture (MIA), Applied...
Call for abstracts: The power of places & the places of power

Call for abstracts: The power of places & the places of power

       University of Glasgow is hosting AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Annual Meeting (4-6 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom) ‘Becoming Local’ Series Annual Meeting : The power of places & the places of power Deadline for abstract submission: 1 April 2015 Keynote speakers: Matthew Carmona  (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) and Panu Lehtovuori (Tampere...
AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures is organising a special session in AESOP Prague Congress - July 2015

AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures is organising a special session in AESOP Prague Congress – July 2015

LEARNING FROM the ‘BECOMING LOCAL’ MEETING SERIES: Overarching the divide between the current limits of planning and design research and the critical social practice AESOP Conference Prague, 13th to 16th July 2015 Special Session(s) for TRACK 06: Urban Design Quality and its Social Dimension – Organized by Burcu Yigit Turan (Ozyegin University, Istanbul), Sabine Knierbein...
Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP's Annual Congress

Expert Meeting on Marketplaces During AESOP’s Annual Congress

This Thursday July 10th, at 13:45, a group of experts will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, to discuss the role of Marketplaces as Urban Development Strategies. The discussion will cover a wide variety of topics, from communities and governance to actual market design. We are proud to present the participants: – Arnold Reijndorp, architect, independent researcher, and...
Brenda Hunt, Area manager of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, at the SPS Seminar Series

Brenda Hunt, Area manager of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, at the SPS Seminar Series

Brenda Hunt is Area manager (Gebiedsmanager) for the Oostelijk Havengebied and the Science Park of Amsterdam (District  Oost). Brenda, together with colleague Peter Groenendaal, joined the SPS Seminar on February 20 2014 to talk about the activity of area manager, as conceived by the municipality of Amsterdam. As area manager, Brenda is  responsible for the areas...
Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures,  Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

Call for Papers: The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures, Becoming Local Bucharest Meeting (Deadline for Abstracts: 14 April 2014)

BECOMING LOCAL BUCHAREST MEETING  (June 11-14, 2014) Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism will host a four-day annual meeting of the AESOP thematic group of Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is a second one under ‘Becoming Local’ theme, following an inspiring first meeting in Istanbul in November 2013 ( http://www.becominglocalistanbul.org...
Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

  Marketplaces are often romanticised as traditional spaces of ‘pure’ encounters between producers and consumers in an increasingly privatised world. Farmer’s Markets are well-known example of this and several city governments seem to have embraced the urban marketplace as a tool for ‘placemaking.’ Yet this enthusiasm needs to be supported by a critical analysis of...
The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invited the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures to organize a networking event at The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) in April 5-11 2014, Medellin, Colombia. To foster dialogue between global tendencies and local needs, this networking session will be organized as open as possible to the local public, inviting...
The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local. PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu...
Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

AESOP (The Association of European Schools of Planning) THEMATIC GROUP PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN CULTURES BECOMING LOCAL SERIES  (2013-2015) ISTANBUL MEETING (Nov, 20-23 2013) Deadine for abstracts: October 21 2013 Please join us in the forthcoming first event of the Association of European Schools of Planning’s Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures within the “Becoming Local Series” 2013...
New publication: A themed issue ' Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy' in Built Environment (October 2013)

New publication: A themed issue ‘ Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy’ in Built Environment (October 2013)

A new themed issue on ‘ Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy’ will be available soon in Built Environment in October 2013. (http://www.alexandrinepress.co.uk/default.php) The editors of Built Environment are Sir Peter Hall, Professor David Banister and Dr Stephen Marshall The guest editors of the themed issue are Freek Janssens from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research,...
Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize

Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize

Ceren Sezer won the Routledge Prize for her poster entitled “Transformation of Gecekondu Areas and Housing the Urban Poor in Istanbul” at the ISOCARP Congress Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2010. The jury members of this competition were:  Jeremy Dawkins (University of Technology Sydney),  Irene Keino (Eco Plan Management Limited, Kenya) and Bert Smolders (urban...
Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Special issue about market places in Betonart, Turkish architectural magazine

Ceren Sezer and Camila Pinzon Cortés prepared a special issue for a popular Turkish architectural magazine Betonart on market places. This special issue gathers international examples of market places to present how a market place can support spatial, social and economic development of an urban area, thus be useful strategy for urban development. In her article,...

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