Ayşe Özbil Torun
Associate Professor, Chair of Interior and Environmental Design Department
Dr. Ayşe Özbil Torun received her B.Sc. (2000) and M.Arch (2002) degrees in Architecture from Yıldız Technical University and Middle East Technical University respectively. She obtained her Ph.D. (2010) degree in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology with dissertation titled “Walking to the Station: The Effects of Street Connectivity on Walkability and Access to Transit”. During her Ph.D. studies she taught architectural design studio for 4 consecutive years at Georgia Institute of Technology College of Architecture. Before joining Özyeğin University, Dr. Özbil Torun worked at Okan University Department of Architecture as an assistant professor between 2010 and 2013.
Her research interests mainly lie in the fields of spatial modeling and urban form analysis using space syntax techniques. Her work is directed towards pedestrian-friendly neighborhood and street design strategies enhancing active transportation in cities. Her recent studies have focused on walkability and obesity, transit-oriented planning, and design of sustainable cities. Dr. Özbil Torun has been a member of the editorial board of Urban Design International since 2012, and her work has been published nationally and internationally.
Research Interests: spatial modeling and urban form analysis using space syntax techniques
PhD - Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
Masters - Architecture, METU, 2002
Bachelors - Architecture, Yıldız Technical University, 2000
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