Professor Tan Yigitcanlar

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment

Personal details


Faculty of Engineering,
School of Architecture & Built Environment


Urban and regional planning, Urban studies and informatics, Smart urban technologies, communities, cities and urbanism, Artificial intelligence driven urbanism and urban artificial intelligences, Sustainable and resilient cities, communities and urban ecosystems, Knowledge-based development of cities and innovation districts


Urban and Regional Planning

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD(Urban & Regional Planning) (Izmir Institute of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • The Australia-Latin America Business Council, Member (2020-Present)
  • The World Capital Institute, International Advisory Board Member (2020-Present)
  • Knowledge Management for Development Award, Advisory Board Member (2018-Present)
  • The Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2017-Present)
  • IGU Commission on Geography of Information, Innovation & Technology, Member (2016-Present)
  • The Most Admired Knowledge City Awards, Expert Panel Member (2008-Present)
  • The New Club of Paris, Member (2008-Present)
  • Planning Institute of Australia, Member (2003-Present)
  • Turkish Chambers of City and Regional Planners, Member (1992-Present)
  • The World Capital Institute, Executive Board Member (2007-2019)
  • The Global Knowledge Based Development Community, Chair (2007-2019)
  • UN-HABITAT World Secretariat of City Prosperity Index, Expert Group Member (2013-2014)
  • Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association, Member (2002-2013)
  • Tokyo Planning Forum, Member (2001-2012)
  • ARC Research Network on Spatially Integrated Social Science, Member (2004-2007)
  • Izmir Local Agenda 21, Natural and Cultural Assets Council, Chair (1996-2001)
  • Turkish Chambers of Planners, Administrative Board Member (2000-2001)
  • Turkish Chambers of Planners, Education Committee, Member (1996-2000)
  • Turkish Chambers of Planners, Professional Practice Committee, Member (1993-1996)


Current Teaching

  • Land Use Planning
  • Urban Analysis

Past Teaching

  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Community Planning
  • Concepts in Geographic Information Systems
  • Contemporary Urban Environment
  • Decision-Making Approaches in Planning
  • Development Assessment and Infrastructure
  • Development Process
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Integrated Planning Project
  • Introduction to Planning and Design
  • Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems
  • Knowledge-Based Development
  • Population and Urban Studies
  • Project Management
  • Regional Planning Practice
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Research Methods and Academic Writing
  • Simulation Techniques
  • Site Planning
  • Smart, Sustainable and Knowledge-Based Cities and Urbanisation
  • Socioeconomic Application of Information Technology
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban and Regional Innovation Systems
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning Practice


Selected publications

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Research projects


Current supervisions