Nazlı Ödevci

Nazlı Ödevci is a recent graduate of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden with an M.Sc. in Design for Sustainable Development in Architecture. She holds a B.S. in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey. Currently, Nazlı is working as an environmental specialist and LEED Green Associate in design phase of architectural projects in Turkey. She defines herself as a green design oriented urban & architectural intervention practitioner. She is currently residing in Istanbul but has strong connections to Swedish sustainable design practice.

Lively Streets in Istanbul, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

Talking about daily Turkish life, streets play a vital role in the traditional setting: Children plays games on the streets; elderly people sit on the sidewalks and spend time talking to each other; women enjoy the most ... Read article

Time for Good: A Humanitarian Social Platform in Istanbul, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

Have ever you tried to get services without using any regular exchange tools like money? Have you been to a bank where your savings are deposited as in units of “time?” Zumbara is a social platform where you exchang... Read article

Istanbul, Turkey’s Silhouette: UNESCO World Heritage Status Might Go

by Nazlı Ödevci

Istanbul, one of the oldest cities in the world, is often considered to be amongst the most beautiful ones. The city served as a capital for Byzantium, East Roman, and Ottoman Emperors, as well as the most popular fo... Read article

Environmental and Social Impacts of Canal Istanbul Project, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the current government, Justice and Development Party (AKP), will undergo the biggest project of all times for Istanbul, aptly named “The Crazy Project” b... Read article

Build It and Sprawl Will Grow: Current Debates on the 3rd Bridge Project in Istanbul, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

On May 29th, 2012, news about the 3rd bridge project hit Turkish prime time news. According to the news, Turkish construction firm İçtaş and Italian construction group Astaldi, through a joint venture, has won the 3rd Br... Read article

Designing an Energy Efficient House in Istanbul - Part 2: Tips for the Design

by Nazlı Ödevci

Previously on GSP, we discussed sustainability and climatic conditions in Istanbul, Turkey. In this blog, there will be casual tips on how to design an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building in cities of ... Read article

Designing an Energy Efficient House in Istanbul - Part 1: The Current Situation

by Nazlı Ödevci

When need for energy peaked in the recent decades and the world’s energy resources decreased simultaneously, the word sustainability became very popular. From transportation to food; textile to furniture; brands show th... Read article

Social Media Innovations for Planners: Where are We Heading?

by Nazlı Ödevci

Did you ever imagine that, as planners (or architects), we would be able to make revisions on a 10 thousand sqf retail mixed-use project in Revit, on our smart touchpads, while discussing it with a colleague on What’s Ap... Read article

Human Capital for Recycling: Waste Pickers in Istanbul, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

Do you know that some people live on other people's garbage by recycling contents like metal, glass, paper and plastic? Have you ever seen such a person carrying all those contents in a huge hopsack bag on two wheels... Read article

Istanbul Design Biennial: A First for Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

Istanbul will host its first design biennial between October 13 – December 12, 2012. The theme is proposed by the director of London Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, as “imperfection.” This theme refers to Istanbul, a city... Read article

Urban Transformation Projects in Turkey, at ArkiPARC: Human Impacts

by Nazlı Ödevci

ArkiPARC, a 2-day real estate and architecture event, occurred in Istanbul between March 28th & 29th, 2012. During the series of conferences; architects, urban planners, politicians, and investors not only had a... Read article

Clothing Swapping and Fashion Recycling Emerges in Istanbul, Turkey

by Nazlı Ödevci

Have you ever heard about clothes swapping? If you are Turkish, probably not. Because in Turkey, worldwide-known brands have their factories located there, providing people the opportunity to purchase clothes at ve... Read article