Fields of activities:
|» Area studies |
» Urban studies
|» Architecture and design |
Brief description of your activity focus
Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture - Urban Identity - Quality of Urban Life
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Areas of research and teaching: Expertise in Urban Design (PGDip and PhD, Oxford Brookes University),
Architectural design in urban context, sustainable architecture and urbanism, cultural-spatial aspects of housing
environments, urban identity, public urban spaces, quality of urban life and livability.
EU Framework Programme related activities:
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Research Projects completed:
1. Research Project `Effects of Good Urban Design on Social Sustainability: A Comparative Survey in the UK`, carried
out at Oxford Brookes University, Department of Architecture, OISD - Cities Unit (19 January - 21 February 2009 & 13
July – 28 August 2009). (MAIN RESEARCHER) - FUNDED BY EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (EC) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME.
TECHNICAL REPORT: Oktay, D., Effects of `Good` Urban Design on Social Sustainability: A Comparative Survey in the UK,
Unpublished Conclusion Report, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 2010.
2. Research & Development Project “Landscape-Level Resource Illustration & Village Center Enhancement for
Büyükkonuk Village”, under the auspices of the Urban Research & Development Center (15 December 2006 – 1 June
2007; Project Budget: 15,000 Dolar) (PROJECT LEADER). - FUNDED BY USAID - BEARING POINT (EDGE).
TECHNICAL REPORT: Oktay, D., “Landscape-Level Resource Illustration & Village Center Enhancement for Büyükkonuk
Village”, submitted to USAID - BEARING POINT (EDGE), Nicosia, 2007.
3. Research Project “Measuring the Quality of Community Life in Famagusta”, under the auspices of the Urban
Research & Development Center, as a part of an International Program of Research on the Quality of Life in Cities – in
collaboration with the University of Michigan, USA (1 September 2006 – 15 September 2008; accepted: June 2009;
Project Budget: 57,000 TL) (PROJECT LEADER) - FUNDED BY TUBITAK.
TECHNICAL REPORT: Oktay, D., Gazimağusa’da Yaşam Kalitesinin Ölçülmesi, Yayımlanmamış Sonuç Raporu, TÜBİTAK
Proje No. 106K145, TÜBİTAK, Ankara, 2009.
4. Seed Money Grant for Research Project “Contemporary Approaches to Urban and Architectural Design for
Sustainability”, which was partially carried out at the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture + Urban
Planning (1 August 2005 – 28 February 2006; Project Budget: 4,000 Dolar) (MAIN RESEARCHER) . - FUNDED BY EMU.
5. Research Project “The Urban Issues and Policies in Cyprus”, commissioned through the Dutch Ministry of the
Interior and Kingdom Affairs, in coordination with KPMG & Utrecht University, Holland (December 2003 - September
2004; Proje bütçesi: 5,500 Euro/ Full Budget: 50,000 Euro) (MAIN RESEARCHER). – FUNDED BY EUROPEAN UNION (EU).