Prof.Dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) (University of Amsterdam)

Tuna Taşan-Kok Professor of Urban Governance and Planning at University of Amsterdam, Department of Human Geography, Urban Planning and International Development. She holds a bachelors (BA) degree (Cum Laude) in Urban and Regional Planning (DEU-Izmir); Masters degree (MSc) in Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (awarded in 1996); and a Ph.D. degree in Social Geography from University of Utrecht (awarded in 2004). She has initiated, coordinated and been involved in a number of large-scale international research projects since 1996. She has been actively conducting and coordinating research at KULeuven (Belgium) (2005-2007) and TUDelft (2007-2015); and also coordinating the Human Geography teaching track of the University College Roosevelt, University of Utrecht (2010-2014). Currently she co-coordinating the EU (FP7) funded DIVERCITIES (Governing Urban Diversity: Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today’s hyperdiversified cities) project, and is leading the FAPESP-ESRC-NWO funded PARCOUR (Public Accountability to Residents in Contractual Urban Redevelopment) Project.
Several interlinked themes underpinned her work to date such as critical approach to neoliberal urban development; planning for social diversity; governance of hyper-diverse cities; globalization and property-led urban development; multi-level governance and urban regeneration; and resilience thinking in urban planning. She has been publishing widely in international peer-reviewed journals and academic books, and she also sits in the editorial boards of peer reviewed journals in the field.


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