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PURPOSE

PURPOSE

POT-A will analyze how the processes of adaption and integration are currently formed and developed in the direction of “being an inclusive society” based on a multi-dimensional, multi-scale and multi-spatial exploratory research. For this aim, the project will develop a conceptual framework specifically designed for our country and construct a “social innovation experiment” that will operationalize this framework.

GOALS

The analysis of acculturation among the local community and immigrants by the establishment of shared space in their neighbourhood.

1

The analysis of interaction between the local community and refugees in the virtual space via a web-based platform compatible with smart mobile devices

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3

Living- lab Network will be constructed among three operation cities at national level and this network will be attached international networks.

METHODOLOGY

Integration and adaptation process are mutual experiences among host and migrant communities together. A “social innovation experiment” based on the “living lab” methodology will be conducted with representative groups of Syrian Migrants and Local Communities at theit neigbourhoods in in Hatay, Izmir and Istanbul.

  POT-A Coordinator Universities

  •    Yıldız Technical University
     

  •    İzmir Democracy University
     

  •    Hatay Mustafa Kemal University

PROJECT TEAM

POT-A ISTANBUL 

POT-A Project Coordinator 

 PROF. DR. 
B. AYŞEGÜL ÖZBAKIR
Urban Planner 
POT-A Istanbul Coordinator
RES. ASIST. DR.
ERHAN KURTARIR
Urban Planner 
Researcher
PROF. DR.
MURAT GÜRAY KIRDAR
Economist
Software Developer
ASSOC. PROF. DR.
GÖKSEL BİRİCİK
Computer Engineer 
GIS Analyst
GRADUATE STUDENT HATİCE KORKULU
Urban Planner
Scholar
GRADUATE STUDENT MELTEM OKTAY
Urban Planner
Volunteer
FERAHNAZ ÖR
Psychological Counseling and Guidance
Translator
UNDERGRADUATE STD. 
SARA HAMMOUDA
Urban Planner
Translator
UNDERGRADUATE STD. 
ABDÜLHADİ
Urban Planner
Intern (Nov - Dec 2018)
UNDERGRADUATE STD. ATAKAN SADIKER
Urban Planner
Social Media Manager (May - Oct 2018)
GRADUATE STUDENT BİLGE MARTAN
Urban Planner
Scholar
GRADUATE STUDENT
SELİN GÜMÜŞ
Urban Planner
Scholar
GRADUATE STUDENT
ADNAN OĞUZHAN
Urban Planner
Intern
GRADUATE STUDENT
SARA OSKAY
Urban and Regional Planning
UNDERGRADUATE STD. 
DİYAR TURĞUT
Urban and Regional Planning
Intern
Part-Time Assistant
UNDERGRADUATE STD. SEMRA NİRON
Urban Planner

POT-A İZMİR PROJECT TEAM

POT-A Izmir
Coordinator
DR. EMEL KARAKAYA AYALP
Urban Planner
Researcher
DR. FERAL GEÇER SARGIN
Urban Planner
Researcher
DR. ÖMER SELVİ
Urban Planner
Researcher
GRADUATE STUDENT SADİYE AKKILIÇ
Urban Planner
Researcher
GRADUATE STUDENT
İLKİN BESTE ÇIRAK
Urban Planner
Researcher
Volunteer Researcher
RES. ASSIST.
FATMA TUĞBA CANAN
Urban Planner
Volunteer Researcher
RES. ASSIST.
ADİL ÇAMUR
Public Administration
Researcher
PHD. CANDIDATE
ARIN HÜNLER
Public Administration
Translator
PHD. CANDIDATE
ESEN YANGIN
Social Psychologist
Volunteer Researcher
UNDERGRADUATE STD.
BÜŞRA YILMAZ
Psychologist

POT-A HATAY PROJECT TEAM

POT-A Hatay
Coordinator
RES. ASSIST. DR.
BİLGE ÇAKIR
Landscape Architect
Researcher
ASSOC. PROF. DR.
OLGU KARAN
Political Scientist
Researcher
RES. ASSIST. - PHD. (C)
ZEHRA GÜNGÖRDÜ
Urban Planner
Researcher
RES. ASSIST. - GRD. STD.
MUSTAFA FIRAT TEKBAŞ
Sociologist
Part-Time Assistant
UNDERGRADUATE STD.
YUSUF ÖZER
Political Scientist
Researcher
GRADUATE STUDENT
UMUT SEREN YARIM
Urban Planner
Researcher (Aug - Nov 18)
GRADUATE STUDENT
AYŞEGÜL YAZICI SAKA
Urban Planner
Researcher
GRADUATE STUDENT
AYBÜKE AKTEMUR
Urban Planner

POT-A PROJECT ADVISORS

Counselor
DR. EKREM AYALP
Urban Planner
Counselor
UTKU KILINÇ
Law

SUPPORTERS

LOCAL PARTNERS 

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