Selin Mutdoğan

Selin Mutdoğan holds a PhD degree in interior architecture and environmental design from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey. Her dissertation was focused on sustainable residential interiors and research containing not only cases from Turkey, but also well-known green bulding certification systems used worldwide. She currently works at the same university as a full-time instructor. She is strongly concerned about sustainability, within all dimensions.

Energy Policies and New Energy Strategies for Turkey: International Energy Congress and Fair

by Selin Mutdoğan

Energy policies are important in Turkey because it imports 60% of its energy use, according to research conducted by TUIK. In recent years, the government has increased its investment in sustainable energy sources... Read article

Creating Sustainable Communities: Kerkenes Eco-Center in Ankara, Turkey

by Selin Mutdoğan

Sustainability is important in order to create livable cities and healthy communities. Sustainability is a concept which relates to every discipline and considers the next generation, including nature. Humans shou... Read article

Conservation of Traditional Turkish Houses

by Selin Mutdoğan

Although Turkey has a well-established architectural background, today we cannot protect this heritage. Existing, historical urban patterns in cities have been destroyed as a result of the rapidly increasing populati... Read article

Sustainable Living in Turkey: Güneşköy Ecovillage in Ankara

by Selin Mutdoğan

Our present era is related with globalization, speed, and consumption. This understanding has affected societies around the world, especially large metropolitan areas. People who live in big cities escape to ecovilla... Read article

Towards Inclusive Universities: Ankara, Turkey

by Selin Mutdoğan

Despite the recent increase in the number of universities in Turkey, universal accessibility is questionable. Disabled students can only study at the departments that they can physically access, not the departments t... Read article

Are the Urban Transformation Projects in Turkey Successful?

by Selin Mutdoğan

Urban transformation is dedicated to creating and implementing comprehensive revitalization programs in neighbourhoods. In general, it is the re-handling of  urban development through socially, economically, and spat... Read article

Urban Agriculture in Ankara, Turkey: Ataturk Forest Farm

by Selin Mutdoğan

Creating green areas in big cities is necessary for people to live better lives. Places for urban agriculture, away from park and recreation areas, in cities, contribute to economic and ecological sustainability, as ... Read article

First Breeam Certificated Shopping Mall in Ankara, Turkey: Gordion Shopping Mall

by Selin Mutdoğan

Although Istanbul is the city which has the most green certificated buildings constructed in Turkey, other cities, such as Ankara, have unique examples also. One such example is the Gordion Shopping Mall. The Gordion... Read article

New Sustainable Approaches by the Mass Housing Administration (MHA) of Turkey

by Selin Mutdoğan

Since their initiatives began, the Mass Housing Administration (MHA) has constructed more than 500,000 housing units all over Turkey, all with the same standards, causing identical residential buildings. In order to ... Read article

Towards Green Public Buildings in Turkey: 100 Public Buildings Project

by Selin Mutdoğan

Since 2000, important developments have occurred regarding energy efficiency and sustainability in contemporary buildings in Turkey. Initially, energy efficiency had become an issue attracting the attention of private se... Read article

Mamak Landfill Waste Management Project: Ankara, Turkey

by Selin Mutdoğan

Landfills within metropolitans create serious problems both because of environmental pollution and the large areas they cover in city territories. Today, several methods have been developed with the purpose of rehabi... Read article

The Historic Area in the Heart of Ankara, Turkey: Hamamönü District

by Selin Mutdoğan

Urban transformation projects re-utilize degraded regions within the city by providing them new functionality, and in this way, increasing sustainability at the city scale. Hamamönü district is an example of such a... Read article

5 Social Media Tips For Increasing Public Participation in Urban Planning

by Selin Mutdoğan

The importance of social media, in our daily lives, is increasing day-by-day. We shop from websites, which our friends have recommended from Twitter, instead of going to the shopping mall. We schedule our social life... Read article