Demireş Özkul, Başak

Istanbul Technical University

Başak Demireş Özkul is an Associate Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Istanbul Technical University. She completed her PhD degree in 2011, at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, and her Master’s degree from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. After her Master’s degree, she has worked as a real estate project manager in Boston, MA, USA. She has been teaching and researching issues on planning theory, economic development, mobility studies, and spatial analysis.


  • Articles
    Introduction Despite the emphasis on the theoretical definitions of the concept of “creativity“ and its impact on cities, it is still uncertain, difficult to measure and limited. Creativity and its impacts are difficult to generalise because of the multiplicity of approaches and a lack of comparative analysis. The concept of creativity and its reflection on cities...Read more