Ph.D. PROGRAM IN URBAN POLICY PLANNING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
The aim of the graduate program in Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments (UPL) is to help students specialize in the fields of urban policy analysis and design, urban project management and local governments. With this aim the program offers degrees in M.S. and Ph.D levels.
The complexity of urban problems and policy processes require a multi-disciplinary approach. UPL is a joint program established by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration to meet this objective.
As part of the multi-disciplinary approach, the program admits not only the graduates of these two main disciplines, but also the students from other fields such as law, economics, management, psychology, sociology, engineering and architecture.
The program has two main orientations. On the one hand, it provides a synthesis of different disciplines, by enjoying the contributions of each field. On the other hand, the program aims to strengthen the link between theory and practice of urban management and policy making. By doing this; it challenges the pragmatic approaches which have traditionally dominated the urban policy processes.
The program focused on the following issues in the previous years: Urban Poverty, Participation in Local Governments, Local Government Finance, Strategic Planning in Local Governments, Provincial Development Plans, Health in Urban Areas,etc.
The program encourages the graduates of different disciplines, especially who work in municipalities, planning agencies and other policy oriented institutions.
Students are accepted to M.S. and Ph.D programs. The students of the program are allowed to choose between thesis and non-thesis programs on the basis of their interests and future professional choices.
Fields of Study :
Urban Poverty, Participation in Local Governments, Strategic Planning in Local Governments, Provincial Development Plans, City and Health, Local Government Politics, Local Government Finance, Urban Integration, De-Industrialization in Urban Areas, Crime in the City, Migration, Segregation in Urban Areas, Service Provision of Local Governments.
Aksoy, Şinasi (METU/Political Science and Public Administration): B.A., Ankara University; M.PA., Ph.D., University of Southern California.
Public Administration, Personnel Administration, Privatization
Ersoy, Melih (METU/City and Regional Planning): B.CP., METU; M.CP., Columbia University; Ph.D., METU.
Urban Economics, Urban Politics, Development Economics
Keleş, Ruşen ( Ankara University): B.A., Ph.D.; Ankara University.
Urban Politics, Urbanization and Housing Policy, Local Governments, Urbanization and Environmental Problems.
Alpar, Reha (Hacettepe University/Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics): B.Stat., M.S., Ph.D., Hacettepe University.
Statistics, Statistical Applications and Analysis
Şengül, H. Tarık (METU/Political Science and Public Administration): B.CP., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury.
Urban Politics, Politics of Local Governments, City Planning, Urban Social Movements
Keskinok, H. Çağatay (METU/City and Regional Planning): B.CP., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
Urban Politics, Politics of Urban Spatial Organization, City Planning
Madran, Emre (METU/Architecture): B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU
Urban Conservation, Restoration.
Pınarcıoğlu, Melih (METU/ City and Regional Planning): B.MAN, M.CP, METU; Ph.D., University College London.
Development Economics, Urban and Regional Economics, Strategic Planning, Management Theories
Deveci, Cem (METU/Political Science and Public Administration): B.S, M.S, METU; Ph.D., Carleton University.
Political Science, Philosophy of Politics
Tekinbaş, Emre (The Ministry of Public Works and Settlement): B.C.P., METU.
Local Government Finance
UPL 601 Urban Space and Politics
UPL 602 Planning, Politics and Public Policy
UPL 603 Qualitative Research Methods
UPL 604 Quantitative Research Methods
UPL 610 Prothesis Seminar
UPL 699 Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments Ph.D. Thesis
UPL 527 Legal and Administrative Analysis of Urbanization
UPL 515 Urban Planning Theory and Practice
ADM 515 Politics of Urban Space
UPL 513 Urban Development and Management
UPL 517 Public Economy and Local Government Finance
UPL 532 Urban Politics
UPL 548 Urban Conservation and Municipal Behavior
ADM 538 Theories of Public Administration
ADM 560 Privatization and the Local Governments
CP 495 Urban Political Analysis
CP 527 Modernity, Post-Modernity, and Urban Studies
CP 499 Seminar in Selected Urban Political Issues