Prof. Zeynep Enlil
Depatment of City & Regional Planning
Yıldız Technical University
Zeynep Enlil is a professor of urban planning at Yıldız Technical University. She holds a professional degree in City Planning from METU, a M.Sc. in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University and a PhD in Urban Design and Planning from the University of Washington. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Masters Degree Program in Urban Regeneration and Planning. Her teaching and research interests include politics of urban development, neoliberal urbanism, urban regeneration, gentrification, cultural and creative economy, urban conservation and tourism. She was a consultant for the 2006 Istanbul Metropolitan Plan in the fields of cultural industires, heritage and tourism. Enlil was the co-leader of the “Istanbul Cultural Heritage and Cultural Economy Project” funded by Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency and “Istanbul Tourism Master Plan” (2011-2013) prepared for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. She has been involved as a team leader in a number of international research consortia. Among them are “Action Oriented Planning, Regulation and Investment Dilemmas for Innovative Urban Development in Living Lab Experiences (APRILab),” a recently completed research project within the context JPI Urban Europe and an on-going ERA-NET project titled “Community Data-Loops for Energy-Efficient Urban Lifestyles (CODALoop)” She is a member of ICOMOS-Turkey since 1998. She was appointed as a member of the Tangible Cultural Heritage Committee of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO during 2011-2014 and had been the Vice President of ISOCARP responsible for the Young Planning Professionals Program during 2005-2011. Currently, she is a Vice-President of Europa-Nostra, Turkey. Zeynep Enlil published in numerous scholarly journals and has a number of books, including Historic Heritage and Natural Assets of Istanbul: Potentials, Risks and Problems of Conservation, Creative İstanbul, Innovative Strategies for Cultural Tourism in Istanbul.