Photographer: Hans Kruse

dr. M.T. (Tuna) Tasan Kok


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Urban Planning
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  Amsterdam
    Room number: C4.13
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • M.T.TasanKok@uva.nl

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok

Biography

I am an urban social geographer and planner. I graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Dokuz Eylul University of Izmir with cum laude, and completed M.Sc. in Regional Planning in Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1996. Being awarded by Turkish, Polish and Hungarian scientific funds, I worked as a research fellow in Polish and Hungarian Academy of Sciences until 2000. I've received PhD degree in Social Geography on the topic of 'Budapest, Istanbul, and Warsaw: Institutional and Spatial Change'  in University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof.Dr. Jan van Weesep in 2004. I was awarded with FURS (Foundation for Urban and Regional Research) Grant and SYLFF (The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund), Grant during my PhD. Subsequently I took up researcher and lectureship positions at the Universities of Leuven (2005-2007), TU Delft, OTB Research for the built Environment (2007-2015), and University College Roosevelt (2011-2014), before taking up my current position in Department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development at UvA in September 2015.

 

Research

My research focuses on regulation of urban development and change from different angles. I'm specifically interested in involvement of diverse actors and regulation of their interests in specific projects, processes and developments in cities. I have initiated, coordinated and been involved in a number of large-scale international research projects since 1996. Currently I am the Principle Investigator on PARCOUR and scientific co-coordinator on DIVERCITIES projects. PARCOUR (Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment) Project (jointly funded by NWO-ESRC-FAPESP in 2015) focuses on the extent to which, and how, governance forms, associated with the use of contractual approaches in regeneration projects dealing with previously developed land, impact on inequalities and the implications for sustainable urban development. We argue that public accountability may decline where regulatory arrangements involve the private sector as a facilitator of the regeneration of previously developed urban land. This may undermine the authority of public agencies and residents’ interests and thus affect sustainable urban development negatively. DIVERCITIES (Governing Urban Diversity: Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today’s hyperdiversified cities) project, which is funded by European Commission in 2013 (see: http://www.urbandivercities.eu/) is examining the relationships between urban policy and diversity in European cities. The principal aim of this project is to provide evidence for the range of social and socio- outcomes that may emerge from greater urban diversity, particularly its positive aspects, and to document and highlight the significant role that urban policy and local governance arrangements can play in developing and stimulating those positive outcomes. My research within DIVERCITIES project focuses on the case of Toronto. Other recent project, Sustainable Land Use Policies for Resilient Cities (SUPER-CITIES), financed by Urban-Net (European funds, national NICIS organisation) has examined the adaptive governance system in the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey and Portugal.

Recent peer reviewed articles

Tasan-Kok, T. (2016) “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”: Giving voice to planning practitioners, Planning Theory & Practice, 17(4), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2016.1225711.

Penpecioğlu, M. and Taşan-Kok, T. (2016) Alienated and politicized? Young planners’ confrontation with entrepreneurial and authoritarian state intervention in urban development in Turkey, European Planning Studies, 24(6), pp: 1037-1055 (DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2015.1135233).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2015) Creating ‘spaces for diversity’ from ‘spaces of modernity’: The case of the Jane-Finch neighbourhood, Toronto (Canada), Journal AR Architecture, 1, pp: 24-33 (http://www.fa.uni-lj.si/filelib/9_ar/2015-1/03-tuna-ar2015-1.pdf).

Pessoa, I., Tasan-Kok, T. and Korthals Altes, W. (2015) Brazilian urban porosity: Treat or threat?, Proceedings of the ICE – Urban Design and Planning, 169(2), pp: 47-55 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/udap.15.00009).

Stead, D., de Vries, J. and Tasan-Kok, T. (eds.) (2015) Differential Planning: Understanding and explaining distinct trajectories of planning policies, processes and outcomes in European territories. European Planning Studies, 23(11), pp: 2127-2132 (DOI:10.1080/09654313.2015.1016402).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2015) Analyzing path-dependence to understand divergence: Investigating hybrid neoliberal urban transformation processes in Turkey, European Planning Studies, 23(11), pp: 2184-2209 (DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2015.1018458).

Eraydin, A. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2014) State response to contemporary urban movements in Turkey: A critical overview of state entrepreneurialism and authoritarian interventions. Antipode, 46(1), pp: 110–129 (DOI: 10.1111/anti.12042).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Korthals Altes, W. (2012) Rescaling Europe: Effects of Single European Market regulations on localized networks of governance in land development, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 36(6), pp: 1268-1287 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2012.001141.x).

Tasan-Kok, T., Groetelaers, D., Haffner, M., Korthals Althes, W. and van der Heijden, H. (2011) Providing Cheap Land for Social Housing: Breaching the state-aid regulations of the Single European Market? Regional Studies, 47(4), pp: 628-642 (DOI:10.1080/00343404.2011.581654).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2010), Entrepreneurial governance: Challenges of large-scale property-led urban regeneration projects, Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG), 101(2), pp: 126–149 (DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9663.2009.00521.x).

Eraydin, A., Tasan-Kok, T.  and Vranken, J. (2010) Diversity Matters: Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Contribution of Different Forms of Social Integration in Economic Performance of Cities, European Planning Studies, 18(4), pp: 521-543 (DOI: 10.1080/09654311003593556).

Munoz Gielen, D. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2010) Flexibility in planning and the consequences for public-value capturing in England, Spain and the Netherlands, European Planning Studies, 18(7), pp: 1097-1131 (DOI:10.1080/09654311003744191).

Korthals Altes, W. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2010) The Impact of European Public Contract Law on Networks of Governance: A Relational Approach, European Planning Studies, 18(6), pp: 971-988 (DOI:10.1080/09654311003701522).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2008) Changing interpretations of 'flexibility' in the planning literature: from opportunism to creativity? International Planning Studies, 14(4), pp: 183-195 (DOI: 10.1080/13563470802521382).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2007) Global urban forms and local property actors: Commercial property in focus, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 22(69), pp: 69-90 (doi:10.1007/s10901-006-9067-0).

Tasan-Kok, T. and van Weesep, J. (2007) Global-local interaction and its impact on cities, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 22, 1, pp: 1-11 (doi:10.1007/s10901-006-9063-4).

Special issue editorships

Tasan-Kok, T. (2016) “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”: Giving voice to planning practitioners, Planning Theory & Practice, 17(4), forthcoming Interface issue.

Stead, D., de Vries, J. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2015), Special Issue: Differential Planning: Understanding and explaining distinct trajectories of planning policies, processes and outcomes in European territories. European Planning Studies, 23(11), pp: 2127-2132 (DOI:10.1080/09654313.2015.1016402).

Tasan-Kok, T. and van Weesep, J. (2007), Special Issue: Globalization, urban systems, and local development. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 22(1) (DOI: 10.1007/s10901-006-9063-4) .

Books

Tasan-Kok, T. and Oranje, M. (eds.) (2017) From Planning Student to Urban Planner: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges, Routledge: New York (forthcoming).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Ozogul, S. (2017) Living with Urban Diversity: The case of Toronto. University of Utrecht: Utrecht (forthcoming) (http://urbandiversities.eu).

Eraydin, A. and Tasan-Kok, T. (eds.) (2012) Resilient Thinking in Urban Planning, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400754751).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Vranken, J. (2011) Handbook for Multilevel Urban Governance in Europe: Analysing Participatory Instruments for an Integrated Urban Development. EUKN: The Hague (http://www.eukn.eu/fileadmin/Lib/files/EUKN/2013/15_03_Handbook%20for%20multilevel%20URBAN%20govenance%20in%20Europe.docx.pdf).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Baeten, G. (eds.) (2011) Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning: Cities, Policies, and Politics, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789048189236).

Ache, P., Andersen, H.T., Maolutas, T., Raco, M. and Tasan-Kok, T. (eds.) (2008) Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesion. Discourses, Realities and Implementation, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402082405).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2004) Budapest, Istanbul, and Warsaw: Institutional and Spatial Change. Eburon: Delft (http://www.eburon.nl/budapest_istanbul_and_warsaw).

Contribution to books

Tasan-Kok, T. and Oranje, M. (2017) Introduction: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges. In: T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (eds.) From planning student to urban planner: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges (forthcoming).

Tasan-Kok, T., Babalik-Sutcliffe, E., Oranje, M. and van Huyssteen, E. (2017) Contemporary ethical and educational challenges, conflicts, and complexities for planners. In: T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (eds.) From planning student to urban planner: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges (forthcoming).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Penpecioglu, M. (2017) Confronted and disappointed? Struggle of Turkish planners with authoritarian-state-regulated urban development. In: T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (eds.) From Planning Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges (forthcoming).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Korthals Altes, W. (2017) Still a planners’ paradise? A new role for young planners in the Netherlands. In: T. Tasan-Kok and M. Oranje (eds.) From Planning Student to Urban Planner: Young Practitioners’ Reflections on Contemporary Ethical Challenges (forthcoming).

Eraydin, A., Tasan-Kok, T. and Stead, D. (2012) Introduction: Resilience thinking in urban planning. In: A. Eraydin and T. Tasan-Kok (eds.) Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, pp: 1-16, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400754751).

Tasan-Kok, T., Stead, D. And Lu, P. (2012) Conceptual overview of resilience: History and context. In: A. Eraydin and T. Tasan-Kok (eds.) Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, pp: 39-51, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400754751).

Tasan-Kok, T., Stead, D. (2012) Analyzing spatially explicit vulnerability to changing drivers of global change in Istanbul, Lisbon, Oporto, Rotterdam, and Stockholm. In: A. Eraydin and T. Tasan-Kok (eds.) Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, pp: 71-91, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400754751).

Stead, D. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2012) Urban Resilience, Climate Change and Land-Use Planning in Rotterdam. In: A. Eraydin and T. Tasan-Kok (eds.) Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, pp: 211-227, Springer: Dordrecht (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789400754751).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2012) Changing dynamics of residential segregation in Istanbul. In: T. Maloutas and K. Fujita, Residential Segregation in Comparative Perspective: Making Sense of Contextual Diversity, pp: 237-257, Ashgate: Farnham (https://www.routledge.com/Residential-Segregation-in-Comparative-Perspective-Making-Sense-of-Contextual/Fujita-Maloutas/p/book/9781409418733).

Tasan-Kok, T. and Zaleczna, M. (2011) Formal and non-formal obstacles by entering into Public Private Partnership in urban development projects in Poland. In: M. di Tira, E. Van der Krabben and B. Zanon (eds.) Land Management for Urban Development: Innovative methods and practices in a changing Europe, pp: 373-380, Maggioli, Milan (ISBN 978-8838-76066-7).

Babalik-Sutcliffe, E. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2011) Changing planning education in Turkey and in the World (Dünya'da ve Türkiye'de Planlama Egitiminin Degisimi), (in Turkish). In: A. Eraydin (ed.) Past, Present  and Future of Planning: The Quest for New Discourses (Planlamanin  Dunu, Bugunu, Yarini: Planlamada Yeni Soylem Arayislari) Proceedings Book of the Second Symposium of Urban and Regional Research, 8-9  December 2011, Ankara, pp: 591-603.

Tasan-Kok, T. (2011) Introduction: Contradictions of neoliberal urban planning. In: T. Tasan-Kok and G. Baeten, (eds.) Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning: Cities, Policies and Politics, pp. 1-21,  Springer: Dordrecht.

Tasan-Kok, T. and Korthals Altes, W. (2011) Transnational neoliberalisation and the role of supranational trade agreements in local urban policy implementation: The case of the European Union. In: T. Tasan-Kok and G. Baeten, (eds.) Contradictions of Neoliberal Planning: Cities, Policies and Politics, pp: 79-99, Springer: Dordrecht.

Tasan-Kok, T. and Sungu-Eryilmaz , Y. (2010) Challenges of waterfront development in European cities: Any room for socially innovative instruments? In: G. Desfor, J. Laidley, Q. Stevens, and D. Schubert (eds.) Transforming Waterfronts: Fixity and Flow, pp: 257-274, Routledge: New York.

Raco, M. and Tasan-Kok, T.(2009) Competitiveness, Cohesion, and the Credit Crunch: Reflections on the Sustainability of Urban Policy. In K. De Boyser, C. Dewilde, D. Dierckx, and J. Friedrichs (eds.), Between the Spatial and the Social, pp: 183-197, Ashgate: Farnham.

Albrecths, L. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2009) Corridor and axis development. In: Kitchin, R. and Thrift, N. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, MS number 833, pp. 298-304.

Tasan-Kok, T. (2008) Spatial and institutional consequences of globalization in Istanbul: Focus in commercial property markets, In: V. Mamadough, S.M. de Jong, F. Thissen, J, van der Schee, M. van Meeteren (eds.), Dutch Windows on the Mediterranean: Dutch Geography 2004-2008 (NGS series, 376), pp. 44-51.

Tasan-Kok, T. and Vranken, J. (2008) From survival to competition? The socio-spatial evolution of immigrant entrepreneurs in Antwerp, Belgium. In: P. Ache, H.T.Andersen, T. Maolutas, M. Raco, and Tasan-Kok, T. (eds.) Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesion. Discourses, Realities and Implementation, pp: 151-169, Springer: Dordrecht.

Maloutas, T., Raco, M. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2008) Conclusions – Competitiveness and cohesion: One discourse, multiple realities and new challenges for policy and research. In: P. Ache, H.T.Andersen, T. Maolutas, M. Raco, and Tasan-Kok, T. (eds.) Cities between Competitiveness and Cohesion. Discourses, Realities and Implementation, pp: 259-275, Springer: Dordrecht.

Tasan-Kok, T. (2008) Urban regeneration via large-scale public-led strategic projects: Complex but necessary? In M. Sitar (ed.) Urban Futures, pp: 181-195, University of Maribor Publications: Maribor.

Tasan-Kok, T. (2006) Kuresel butunlesme surecinde kurumsal ve mekansal degisim: Budapeste, Istanbul ve Varsova Ornekleri (in Turkish) (Spatial and institutional change in the process of global integration: Cases of Budapest, Istanbul and Warsaw). In: A. Eraydin (ed.) Degisen Mekan: Mekansal Sureclere Iliskin Tartisma ve Arastirmalara Toplu Bakis 1923-2003 (Changing Space: An overview on Research on Spatial Processes 1923-2003), Dost: Ankara (ISBN: 975-298-224-7).

Tasan-Kok, T. (2006) Institutional and spatial change. In: S. Tsenkova and Z. Nedović-Budić. The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions, and Policy, pp: 51-70, Springer: Dordrecht.

Research reports

Ozogul, S. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2016) Fieldwork entrepreneurs in Toronto, Jane-Finch (Canada). Research Report submitted to European Commission. Amsterdam: UvA.

Ahmadi, D. and T. Tasan-Kok (2015) Fieldwork inhabitants, Toronto (Canada). Research Report submitted to European Commission. Delft: TU Delft.

Ahmadi, D. and T. Tasan-Kok (2014) Assessment of Urban Policies in Toronto, Canada. Research Report submitted to European Commission. Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology.

Tasan-Kok, T., R. van Kempen, M. Raco and G. Bolt (2013) Towards Hyper-Diversified European Cities: A Critical Literature Review. Research Report submitted to European Commission. Delft: TUDelft.

Tasan-Kok, T., R. van Kempen, R., M. Raco, and G. Bolt, (eds.) (2013) DIVERCITIES: Detailed Research Guidelines. Research Report submitted to European Commission. Delft: TUDelft.

Ahmadi, D. and Tasan-Kok, T. (2013) Assessment of Urban Policies in Canada. Research Report submitted to European Commission. Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology.

Editorial activity

I sit on the editorial board of Journal of Housing and the Built Environment (HBE) since 2000 and European Journal of Spatial Development (EJSD) since 2014. From January 2016 on I'm joining the editorial board of European Urban and Regional Studies. I've been reviewing articles as an external referee frequently for major journals in the field of urban geography and planning including European Urban and Regional Studies (EURS), Journal of Economic and Social Geography (TESG), International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), European Planning Studies (EPS), Urban Studies, International Planning Studies, Local Environment, Planning Perspectives, Geoforum, GeoJournal, Planning Practice and Research, Planning Theory & Parctice, METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, Geographiska Annuler.

 

Invited keynote speeches

Invited Expert, Lecture and workshop organized for Social Planners at the Municipality of Antwerp ‘Planning for diversity: Urban planning as a tool to deal with complexifying urban diversity’, Antwerp, Belgium (2016, May)

Invited Speaker, NCRP Public Forum ‘Toronto’s Hyper-diversity: Opportunity or Challenge: How do we build cities where we aren't just living in the same space, but living together?’ Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, Toronto (2016, May).

Invited Speaker, KU Leuven Friction Spaces Talks, ‘Political nature of diversity planning in the neoliberal era in Toronto’ Leuven, Belgium (2016, May).

Invited Keynote Speaker, Nordregio Forum 2015: Nordic City Regions in a Global Environment, ‘How can Nordic cities profit from diversity of their population?
A hyper-diversity perspective’, Helsingor, Sweden (http://www.nordregio.se/News/Flyvbjerg-Forget-about-mega-projects-and-place-people-first/Tuna-Tasan-Kok/How-can-Nordic-cities-profit-from-the-diversity-of-their-population/) (2015, November).

Invited Speaker, De Staat van de Stad: Living with Diversity in Urban Neighbourhoods, ‘Living with Diversity in Toronto: Learning from Jane Finch Residents’ Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam (https://dezwijger.nl/programma/living-with-diversity-in-urban-neighbourhoods) (2015, November).

Invited Speaker, European Commission, Workshop on Migration, ‘Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today's hyper-diversified cities’, Brussels (2015, September).

Invited Keynote Speaker, WG2 COST Action End Conference, Milano, ‘Governing diversity in Toronto: Power of community-based planning & policy making’ Politechnic University of Milan, Milan (2014, November).

Invited Keynote Speaker, Onassis Foundation Cultural Centre: Urban Regeneration without Loosers?, ‘Urban redevelopment for the public interest?’ Onassis Foundation, Athens (http://www.sgt.gr/eng/SPG815/) (2014, May).

Invited Keynote Speaker, ReNewTown Final Conference, ‘From post-socialism towards post-neoliberalism? Challenges and contradictions of planning and governance in new neoliberal cities’, Ljubljana, Slovenia (http://www.renewtown.eu/renewtown-news/items/the-renewtown-final-conference-took-place-on-11-12-of-february-2014-at-the-university-of-ljubljana.html) (2014, February).

Invited speaker, Kenniscafe Turkije (LeescafeLive): in a live TV show organized by Zeeuwse Library, Middelburg (2013, September).

Invited keynote moderator at Multi-level Urban Governance Conference organized by Grotestedenbeleid, POD, EU Trio, Liege, Belgium 2010, December).

Invited speaker at the Territorial Governance in Europe:  Convergence, Divergence or Constancy? Expert Workshop organized by Dominic Stead at the Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany 2010, June).

Invited guest speaker at University of Groningen, Department of Geography, Groningen, The Netherlands 2016, December).

Invited guest speaker at PRATT Institute workshop 'Does flexibility make sense now? Innovative approaches for creative cities of the 21st century', New York, USA (October, 2016).

Designed, taught and coordinated courses

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

 

2016-February

Regulation, Actors and Instruments of Urban Planning (Regelgeving, Actoren en Instrumenten van Stedelijke Planning), BA Course (12ECTS), taught in BA in Social Geography and Planning (Sociale Geografie en Planologie).

 

2015-November

Contemporary Approaches in Property-Led Urban Planning (Replaced the course ‘Urban Planning and Real Estate’), Master Course (6 ECTS), taught in MSc in Urban and Regional Planning Programme, Graduate school of Social Sciences.

 

Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt

 

2012-

2012-

The Political Economy and Governance of Cities (BA course for 300 level)

Urban Geography: Urbanization and Cities of the Advanced Economies (BA course for 200 level)

 

2011-

Introduction to Human Geography (BA course in 100 level)

 

2011-

Designed, developed and implemented the Human Geography Track in Social Sciences Department of Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt.

 

2011

Introduction to Urban Studies (BA course for 100, 200 and 300 level), Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt.

 

2010

Origins of urbanism and the process of urbanization (CRP 105-Must course for first year BA students), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

 

2010

Planning Studio VII (CRP 405-Must course for fourth year BA students), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Invited guest lectures

 

 

2013-February

Invited guest lecturer University College Roosevelt (UCR), Human-Rights City: A Geographers Perspective in SSC 332 Human Rights Cities: An Undergraduate Research Seminar.

 

2013-April

Invited guest lecturer University College Utrecht (UCU), Understanding the entrepreneurial city: Dynamics and challenges of property-led urban development.

 

Since 2013-April

Invited guest professor for EMSDP (European Master of Spatial Development and Planning) master program (Catholic University of Leuven) on Property-led urban development

 

2013-May

Invited guest lecturer, University of Utrecht, Department of Social Geography and Planning, Istanbul: A world city with strong local resources and dynamics

 

2013-October

Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches

 

2013-November

Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Sustainability and Resilience

 

2013-December

DIVERCITIES Masterclass (with Ayda Eraydin) on Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning, Istanbul, Turkey

 

2012-October

Invited guest professor, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches

 

2012-September

Invited guest lecturer, TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism (Complex Cities Studio), on Resilience thinking and new planning approaches (repeats each semester)

 

2012-May

Invited guest lecturer, University College Utrecht (UCU), Understanding the entrepreneurial city: Dynamics and challenges of property-led urban development

 

2012-April

Invited guest professor, for EMSDP master program (Catholic University of Leuven) on Property-led urban development

 

2012-March

Invited guest professor for EMSDP master program (Catholic University of Leuven) on Property-led urban development (repeats each semester), Leuven, Belgium

 

2011-May

Invited guest lecturer at University College Utrecht lecture (SSC 241 Urban Studies) organized by Jan van Weesep - Role of property market actors in city marketing and urban development, The Netherlands

 

2010-May

Invited guest lecturer at University College Utrecht lecture (SSC 241 Urban Studies) organized by Jan van Weesep - Role of property market actors in city marketing and urban development

 

2009-May

Invited guest lecturer at University College Utrecht lecture (SSC 241 Urban Studies) organized by Jan van Weesep - Role of property market actors in urban development

 

2009-May

Invited guest lecturer at World Cities and Urban Systems lecture organized by Brian Douchet (Utrecht University, Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences)-Istanbul: A global city with local resources

 

2008-July

Invited guest professor at IP-Intensive Programme of European Spatial Planning Network hosted by the Bicocca University in Milan

 

2008-May

Invited guest lecturer at World Cities and Urban Systems lecture organized by Ronald van Kempen (Utrecht University, Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences)- Istanbul: A global city with local resources

 

2008-March

Invited guest lecturer at Strategic Planning Masters Course (organized by Louis Albrechts) -Property development and planning

 

2007-May

Invited key note speaker at Izmir City Congress (organized by the Association of Architects and Urban Planners)

 

2007-March

Invited guest lecturer at Strategic Planning Masters Course (organized by Louis Albrechts) -Property development and planning

 

Supervision of students

 

Promoted PhD students

2012-2014

 

Co-supervision of Aleksandra Djurasovic (Haven Universiteit, Hamburg) Supervisor: Prof.Dr. Joerg Knieling, Topic: From a planning doctrine towards development strategy approach: The case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ongoing PhD students

2014-

Co-promoter of Maarten Desmet (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) Promoter: Willem Korthals Altes, Topic: Gross National Happiness for Urban Planning

2014- Co-promoter of Igor Pessoa (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) Promoter: Willem Korthals Altes, Topic: Creating urban resilience: the development of coping mechanisms for Brazilian fragmented metropolitan systems
2013-2015

Co-supervision of Donya Ahmadi (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) Supervisor: Willem Korthals Altes, Topic: Planning for Hyper-diversity

Co-supervision of Ceren Sezer (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) Supervisor: Vincent Nadin, Topic: A Spatial Analysis of the Role of Visibility in Recognition of Cultural Minorities

2005-2007

PhD daily advisor of 5 PhD students within the SP2SP project at KULeuven (3 promoted)
 

 

MSc/MA thesis supervision and second readership

2016

Supervisor of Aurelien Reynolds for MSc Thesis ‘How is Public Interest Communicated in Place Branding? Zuidas and De Hallen, Big city projects in Amsterdam

2016

Supervisor of Arik Day for MSc Thesis ‘Social Innovation and  ‘Community Governance’ in the Neoliberal City: Critical Success Factors?’

2016

Supervisor of Solange Williams for MSc Thesis ‘The Flexible Planner: Adaption & Transition of Urban Planners in Practice

2016

Supervisor of Joris van den Boom for MSc Thesis ‘Changing Face of Self-Build City’

2016

Supervisor of Lola Dirkx for MSc Thesis ‘Temporary Spaces

2016

Second Reader for 5 MSc thesis

2015

 

 

2010

Supervisor of Eva Gaaf for MSc Thesis ‘Governance of Flood resiliency in urban area development: The influence of institutional landscape on the performance of policy instruments in stimulating collaborative action by urban actors in flood resilient development, a comparative study of Rotterdam and New York City

Supervisor of 2 Master students at Department of City and Regional Planning, Ankara, Turkey

BA thesis supervision

2010-2013

Supervisor of 1 Honors Thesis and 2 IRPs (Independent Research Project-BA thesis) students at University College Roosevelt, University of Utrecht

Guest students

2015-January to June

Supervision of Guest PhD Student Yasin Bektas (TUBITAK Scholar) (Does social-mix policy create social interaction among neighbors? The Kolenkitbuurt case, Amsterdam)

2014-2015

Supervision of post-doc (TUBITAK Scholar) Dr. Esin Ozdemir (How does the Planning Institution Accommodate Citizens’ Disagreement with Urban Policies and Practices in Different Contexts: The Case of the Netherlands and Turkey)

2015-

Supervision of post-doc (TUBITAK Scholar) Dr. Mehmet Penpecioglu (From public-oriented collaborative scholarship to market-dominated instrumental practice? Investigating the Engagement of Planning Education and Practice)

2016

  • Tasan Kok, M. T., & Penpecioğlu, M. (2016). Alienated and politicized? Young planners’ confrontation with entrepreneurial and authoritarian state intervention in urban development in Turkey. European Planning Studies, 24(6), 1037-1055. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2015.1135233 [details]
  • Tasan Kok, M. T., & Bertolini, L. (2016). Comparing reflections of practitioners on the challenges of contemporary planning practice. Planning Theory & Practice, 17(4), 648-651. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2016.1225711 [details]
  • Tasan-Kok, T. (2016). “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”: giving voice to planning practitioners. Planning Theory & Practice, 17(4), 621-625. DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2016.1225711 [details] [PDF]

2017

  • Tasan Kok, M. T., Bolt, G., Plüss, L., & Schenkel, W. (Eds.) (2017). A Handbook for Governing Hyper-diverse Cities. Utrecht: Utrecht University/ Faculty of Geosciences. [details]
  • Tasan Kok, M. T., & Özogul, S. (2017). Living with Urban Diversity: The case of Toronto. University of Utrecht. [details]

2016

  • Özogul, S., & Tasan Kok, M. T. (2016). Fieldwork entrepreneurs in Toronto, Jane-Finch (Canada). Amsterdam: UvA. [details]

Book editor

  • Stead, D., de Vries, J., & Tasan Kok, T. (2017). Planning Cultures and Histories: The evolution of Planning Systems and Spatial Development Patterns. Routledge. [details]
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