Gül Tuçaltan, M.Sc.
- PhD candidate -
As a city and regional planner from Turkey, Gül Tuçaltan obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. Right after graduation, she worked as a research and teaching assistant at METU for about 3.5 years. In the meantime, she earned her M.S. degree in the Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments Department, METU. Then she spent a year in the Urban Systems programme at NJIT, Newark, New Jersey, where she got another Master’s degree. Afterwards, in Turkey, she worked in national and international organizations for almost three years, especially on projects with an environmental focus.
Since January 2014, she is a German Research Foundation (DFG) scholarship holder, PhD candidate and a project assistant (SUSTAIN Project) at the Chair for Spatial and Infrastructure Planning, TU Darmstadt. Her research focuses on the (changing) inter-relations between urbanization, production of built environment, transformation of informal settlements, urban planning and waste governance in Ankara, Turkey.
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Urban(ization) and infrastructure policy and planning processes
- Theories of urbanization and production of built environment
- Political ecology
- Social and environmental (in)justice
- (Socio-spatiality of) Waste and waste governance