Ozlem Atalay

Ozlem Atalay works as a Research Analyst at DTZ Pamir & Soyuer, a branch of an international real estate consultancy firm, and pursues her PhD in Urban and Regional Planning Department at Istanbul Technical University where she also obtained her degree in Urban Planning and took Real Estate Master courses. She has always been curious about other cities and countries as an urban planner. Luckily, she found the opportunity to continue her studies in urban planning at SUNY, Buffalo where she concentrated in Urban Design. Ozlem believes living in another country and observing the environment and society expanded her perceptions of life. As a person keen on any kind of design, bikes and the books of Paul Auster; Ozlem’s interests include the movements of Istanbul’s chaotic real estate market, space syntax, society and space relations and historic movie theaters, about which she studied her master thesis. Ozlem loves biking, nature, her dog-Bobo and the Mediterranean.

Haydarpasa Train Station & Istanbul-Gebze Line

by Ozlem Atalay

The fourteen million people of Istanbul do not all live or work in the city center. With parts located on both the continent of Europe and Asia, the total coverage area of the city is around 5,461 square kilometres, with... Read article

The Galataport Project and the Transformation of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey

by Ozlem Atalay

In the shadow of the recently opened Marmaray Sirkeci station, there lies Karakoy, with generous speculation surrounding the potential success of the Galataport Project. The Galataport Project is a cruise project which i... Read article

A Significant Problem: Lack of Public Libraries in Istanbul

by Ozlem Atalay

In an age with the digitalization of libraries, one still looks for a cozy place to wonder around the shelves of millions of different stories. When was the last time a hand from the fifteenth century grasped onto your s... Read article