Theses

 

1996 – 1997
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Volkan Akkoyunlu The role of land readjustment in urban design Baykan Günay
Neslihan Artar The impacts of telecommunication technologies on urban space Adnan Barlas
Duygu Borazancı Proactive Approach to Urban Design – Case Study: South Shoreditch / Hackney, London Baykan Günay
Tolga Levent Pedestrian zones as communication environments case study: Yüksel pedestrian zone – Ankara Baykan Günay
Serdar Özbay Sustainable solid waste management in campus: METU Campus as a case study Adnan Barlas
Hilal Özcan A holistic approach to evaluate the neighborhood concept Çağatay Keskinok
Sinem Şiranlı Urban design as process design: An evaluation of Ulus historical centre planning and urban design experiences Erhan Acar
Umut Toker Technopoles as high technology workplaces: A ‘new’ workplace? Yıldırım Yavuz
Mesure Tüzün An analysis of sexual discrimination in designed areas of modern planning Erhan Acar
Fariha Amjad Ubaid Karachi: Some steps in experiencing Karachi Oğuz Işık
Tolga Ünlü Urban coding as a tool to control urban form Baykan Günay
Fikret Zorlu The role of traffic network design in circulation systems and in the formation of urban patterns Baykan Günay

 

1997- 1998
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Banu Aksel Is a commercial complex an urban center? A case study: Bilkent Center Ankara R. Raci Bademli
Sinan Burat Green belt as a planning tool and green belt of Ankara. Adnan Barlas
Cansu Canaran Urban design in earthquake prone settlements Adnan Barlas
Dilek İnce Analysis of shopping activity and its spatial organization Baykan Günay
Serkan Mertyürek Determination of user awareness and appreciation on the issues of urban design in the specifics of housing Ali Türel
Nalân Özkadif An evaluation of townscape vocabulary as a design tool for shaping today’s urban environments Baykan Günay
Çelen Paşalar Bauhaus: Reconsideration within the framework of German idealism Baykan Günay
Öykü Renklidağ The urban park: an extension of nature and urban culture Baykan Günay

 

1998 -1999
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Resmiye Alpar Divided cities: physical and social restructuring of Lefkoşa, Cyprus. Melih Pınarcıoğlu
Sandro Capadona The urban reconstruction process of “The Konak Square” (Izmir) : a historical study Yıldırım Yavuz
H. Burcu Çıngı Relation between shopping centers and the urban quality: transformation of retail space organization in relation to changing consumption patterns Melih Pınarcıoğlu
Devrim Çimen Pedestrian and vehicle conflict in third dimension: the legitimacy problematic of Meşrutiyet Street in the context of pedestrian platform net. Baykan Günay
Sertaç Erten Design with proper use of spatial standards Adnan Barlas
Zeynep Genç Housing production processes: can user-oriented methods of production replace the conventional ones? Erhan Acar
Emre Gönlügür The new urban segregation: the rise of gated enclaves in İstanbul. Güven Arif Sargın
Atanur Osmançavuşoğlu Urban transformation process: Ulus historical center planning project. Baykan Günay
Özkan Karababa City and collective memory: Urban projects in the Hacıbayram area Cana Bilsel
Meltem Şenol The Role of climate and geomorphological structure of city macroform: a case study on Ankara macroform Baykan Günay
Ayşe Deniz Temiz Spatial transformations within the historical centre of Izmir: representations of space and representational typologies Güven Arif Sargın
Serdar Uçar Changing understandings in the space organization of a university campus: The Middle East Technical University Cana Bilsel
Hande Uluğ The role of political concepts on planning and design process of new capitals: a comparative study. Çağatay Keskinok
1999 – 2000
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Cenk Atun Cultural tourism-led urban revitalization in the walled city of Lefkoşa
Banu Bedel Sustainable urban design in earthquake prone areas: Gölyaka as a case Cana Bilsel
A. Pınar Gedikli The transformation of urban waterfronts in Istanbul and evaluation of the golden horn arsenals. Cana Bilsel
Metehan Gültaşlı The territorial sense in sidewalks: A case study in Kumrular street, Ankara. Sevin Osmay
Ebru Gürler A comparative study in urban regeneration process: The case of Istanbul Çağatay Keskinok
Tuncay Kaya Post evaluation of physical planning experience of Ankara: 1957 plan of Uybadin-Yücel Adnan Barlas
Filiz Kırsakal “City image and metro, case study: Batıkent metro Adnan Barlas
Enver Kolaç A new campus for Middle East Technical University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus: Educational program and design issues Özcan Esmer
Bige Şimşek A study on recent approaches in the production of public parks in western cities Güven Arif Sargın
Umut Yılmaz Processes and tools of housing redevelopment in urban design Adnan Barlas

 

2000- 2001
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Zeynep Aktuna Re-reading the social context of apartment block development in İstanbul: 1889–1922 Murat Güvenç
Ebru Aras The transformation of urban space at the conjunction of the old and new districts: the city of Aleppo Güven Arif Sargın
Funda Baş Waterfront revitalization: a new challenge for urban development Baykan Günay
Yener Baş Designing urban space with the tools of the development legislation Adnan Barlas
Aybike Ceylan Structural tools in the making of cities: form as a development control mechanism Adnan Barlas
Ervin Dojce Property relations and urban space in Albania before, during and after socialism: A case study on the city of Pogradec Baykan Günay
Volkan Kepoğlu The contribution of geographic information system to the urban planning process in Turkey Çağatay Keskinok
Mustafa Kızıltaş The Dilemma of Flexibility in the Spatial Development of Science Parkas: The Case of METU Technopolis”, December 2006 Baykan Günay
Derya Yıldırım Design problems of AOÇ as a public property Baykan Günay

 

2001 – 2002
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Mert Akit Pedestrian experiences in Bahçelievler 7th Street: setting the design criteria for the enhancement of urban public realm Cana Bilsel
Özgür Almaç Problems caused by coastal law and decision making mechanism in small coastal settlements: case study Muğla-Bozburun Adnan Barlas
Deniz Altay Urban spaces re-defined in daily practices: the case of “minibar”, Ankara Güven Arif Sargın
Ebru Aras Miroğlu The transformation of urban space at the conjunction of the old and new districts: the city of Aleppo Güven Arif Sargın
Yavuz Selim Barbaros Creation of the commercial node: Söğütözü, Ankara Baykan Günay
Aslı Çakan Central Business District problems in Ankara: Transformations in Kazıkiçi Bostanları Baykan Günay
Olgu Çalışkan Urban compactness : a study of Ankara urban form Baykan Günay
İrem Erdem Almaç Tourism development and spatial organization: Antalya – Belek case Çağatay Keskinok
Feray Koca Urban growth and conservation problematic in Muğla, Karabağlar Adnan Barlas
Hayal Memik An evaluation of the changing approaches to children’s play spaces Serap Kayasü
Banu Özberk The evolution and evaluation of the fenaket megaroid dwellings: a seasonal hamlet in western Bozburun peninsula Erhan Acar
Metin Topçu Spatial variation of apartment housing in Ankara Ali Türel

 

2002 – 2003
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Açalya Alpan Integration of urban archaeological resources to everyday life in the historic city centers Tarragona, Verona and Tarsus Numan Tuna
Aslıhan Özaslan Urban balconies as public open areas a case study: Bursa Adnan Barlas
Cem Ekiz New space organization and development alternatives in METU-TECH (METU Technopolis) Melih Pınarcıoğlu
Doğan Dursun Different forms of global integration of film industry: the case of İstanbul Ayda Eraydın
Ebru Bingöl A quality of life perspective to urban green spaces of Ankara Melih Pınarcıoğlu
Şebnem Arbak  (Erdem) An Analysis on the Transformation of Urban Identity: Case Study of Bodrum Serap Kayasü
Umut Cırık A design problem of under-utilized spaces: the case of Ankara-old industrial district Sevin Osmay
Valbona Koci Spatial transformations of the waterfront-as an urban frontier case study: Durres a port city Güven Arif Sargın

 

2003 – 2004
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Özgül Acar Production Of Urban Space In The Southwestern Periphery Of Ankara Nil Uzun
Burcu Bakırcıoğlu An Analysis of Street as a Shopping Precinct: Tunalı Hilmi Street vs Shopping Centres Ela Babalık Sutcliffe
Özlem Balkan Architectural spaces of innovation the case : METU Technopolis Sevin Osmay
Tümay Çin Transformation of a Public Space in İstanbul: The Eminönü Square Cana Bilsel
Seda Duzcu The assessment criteria of urban regeneration projects: The case of the Fener-Balat districts in Istanbul. Müge Akkar Ercan
Deniz Ertek Symbolic meaning of cemeteries for users: Karşıyaka Cemetery case Anlı Ataöv
Yücel Can Severcan Regeneration problem of the Maltepe gas and electric factory landscape within the context of conserving the industrial archaeological heritage Adnan Barlas
Eda Ünver Sustainability of cultural heritage management : “Keklik street and its surrounding conservation and development project” Anlı Ataöv
Serkan Yaşdağ Achieving a Pedestrian Oriented Transportation System in Ankara Baykan Günay

 

2004 – 2005
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Elif Demirbaş “Agri-tourism : as a new element of rural development” Baykan Günay
Zeynep Eraydın Building a legible city : how far planning is successful in Ankara Adnan Barlas
Emre Kabal “The Role of Design Brief in Urban Design Competitions”, Baykan Günay
Miray Özkan ”Transformation of the Arcades in Beyoğlu”, . Baykan Günay
Özay Özkan Elective: Strategic way of design in Rem Koolhaas’ parc de la villette project Berin Gür
Murat Yazıcı Land-cut versus Land-fill as an Alternative for Creating Urban Space on Waterfronts Baykan Günay
Utku Serkan Zengin Urban Conservation as an ownership Problematic: Zeyrek – Istanbul Baykan Günay

 

2005 – 2006
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Melda Açmaz Özden Planning for sustainable communities in suburban residential Neighbourhoods: the case of Ümitköy, Ankara Müge Akkar Ercan
Semih Kelleci Investigating the publicness of administrative spaces and a case study in Bakanlıklar District : Ankara Adnan Barlas
Eser Köken Processes and strategies of new central business district development and public space patterns: Levent-Büyükdere Avenue Ali Cengizkan
Neslihan Kulözü “Transformation of Public Space: The Case of Hacıbayram Square”, June 2008. Baykan Günay
Meltem Şentürk “ Consolidating the Image of the City: Mobile Phones and New Identities of Meeting Places Adnan Barlas
Ebru Uğuz Transformation of collective memory in the case of Ankara Atatürk Boulevard Anlı Ataöv
Ahmet Ünver People’s Experience of Urban Lighting in Public Space Anlı Ataöv

 

2006 – 2007
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Serhat Celep Assessment of sub-center development: Batikent, Ankara Baykan Günay
Çiğdem Hacıoğlu Spatial requirements of fire stations in urban areas: a case study of Ankara Adnan Barlas
Melda Tanrıkulu Environmental performance of urban patterns in terms of their ecological footprint Adnan Barlas
Fuat Karagüney The problem of eligibility of uncertified gecekondu possessors in urban transformation implementations in Turkey: the case of Ankara Dikmen valley 4th and 5th phases urban transformation and development project Serap Kayasü
Berk Kesim The boulevard as a communication tool; Atatürk Boulevard Adnan Barlas
Elnaz Torabi Improving urban facades as an intervention into the built environment the case of façade improvement application along the protocol highway of Ankara, a route from Aydinlikevler district to Esenboğa Airport Adnan Barlas
Vildan Seçkiner Cinematic representation of gecekondu as an urban memory Güven Arif Sargın

 

2007 – 2008
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Selin Çavdar Place, Gender, Policy; Ladies’ Clubs in Ankara Baykan Günay
Özüm İtez Situating and constructing the history, identity and spatiality of a settlement: the case of Başhüyük town in Konya province Ali Cengizkan
Semra Köse Spatial Formation of the Interface between University and City; Consideration of the Interfaces of Ankara University and METU in their own Contexts Baykan Günay
Bilge Serin Taxonomy of Design Control Tools Baykan Günay
Ender Peker Relationship Between Campus Open Space Design and Students’ Learning Experiences Anlı Ataöv Demirkan
Başak Zeka The humanistic meaning of urban squares: the case of çayyolu urban square project Anlı Ataöv Demirkan
Özge Özgür An analysis of rail transit investments in Turkey: are the expectations met? Ela Babalık Sutcliffe
Züleyha Sara Aydın Increasing walkability capacity of historic city centers: the case of Mersin Müge Akkar Ercan
Emel Karakaya Construction of the republic in city space: from political ideal to planning principles Çağatay Keskinok

 

2008 – 2009
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Gökçe Oylum Spatial analysis of mass housing areas in Düzce Nil Uzun
Hanaw Amin Transformation of the Morphology of Sulaimaiah (Northern Iraq) from the Perspective of Ownership Patterns
Özlem Yalçınkaya Assessing Ankara Metropolitan Municipality‘s public art approach in ankara since the mid-1990s Müge Akkar Ercan
Yiğit Acar Urban transformation within the interface of design and administration: the case of izmir harbor district Müge Akkar Ercan
Yonca Pehlivanoğlu Understanding perceptions regarding the aesthetics of urban public space: Tunalı Hilmi Street, Ankara Müge Akkar Ercan

 

2009 – 2010
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Özge Engür Spaces of communication in high-rise residential buildings, Electronic resource Adnan Barlas
Gülnar  Bayramoğlu Planning and design criteria to make urban transport more sustainable: the case of Baku Ela Babalık Sutcliffe
Nazli  Songülen Space organisation in urban block : interfaces among public, common and private spaces based on Conzen method in Bahçelievler Baykan Günay
Selen Sarikulak Changing identity of public spaces : Güven Park in Ankara Müge Akkar Ercan
Nihan Oya Memlük Inclusivity of public space : changing ‘inclusivity’ of an urban park, Gençlik Parkı, Ankara Müge Akkar Ercan
Deniz Üstoğlu Agriculture in urban areas as a socio-economic and townscape value : the case of Rize Baykan Günay
Hülya Yorulmaz Liveability in urban spaces : the case of Orhangazi Urban Square Serap Kayasü
Görsev Argin Changing sense of place in historic city centers : the case of Antalya Kaleiçi Müge Akkar Ercan
Aslan Eslami Taheri Functional decline in the case of Salıpazarı, Istanbul Nil Uzun
Meltem  Gülcan Challenges of coastal resort towns regarding second home developments : the case of Ayvalık Müge Akkar Ercan
Leyla Mirjam Erol The Archaeological sites as living components of the city the case of Ayasuluk Hill in Selçuk / İzmir Müge Akkar Ercan

 

2010 – 2011
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Can Gölgelioğlu Urban image and morphology of Kızılay (Ankara) Baykan Günay
Deniz Kimyon Assessment of factory campus development in Turkey through an urban design perspective : the case of İskenderun Iron and Steel Factory Campus Bahar Gedikli
Duygu Cihanger Trees In The Urban Context: A Study On The Relationship Between Meaning And Design Bahar Gedikli
Hazal Atak Spatial attributes of learning environments that catalyze the mental and socio-psychological factors enhancing design students{u2019} creativity Anlı Ataöv
Işıl Gülkök Production of the sidewalks : the case of Atatürk Boulevard Işıl Gülkök
Mustafa Raşit Şahin Analysis of urban morphology in squatter transformation areas Emine Yetişkul Şenbil
Sıla Özdemir Intervening to urban decline by urban design tools in divided cities: Lefkoşa Nil Uzun

 

2011 – 2012
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Ebru Eren Inconsistencies (problems of) between two dimensional graphics of (urban) design and its three dimensional (urban) forms Adnan Barlas
Erkan Kerti Space-error Adnan Barlas
Şeyda Yılmaz An Assessment on the link between sustainability and urban form : the case of Gaziantep Serap Kayasü
2012 – 2013
TITLE OF THE THESIS
ADVISOR
Emre Sevim Rethinking roots of socialist city Çağatay Keskinok