Middle East Technical University (METU) / City and Regional Planning

Oğuz Işık is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from Middle East Technical University City and Regional Planning Department. He completed his PhD at the University College London. Işık has various publications such as “Geographies of a silent transition: A geographically weighted regression approach to regional fertility differences in Turkey” (with Pınarcığlu, European Journal of Population”, 22, 2006), “Segregation in Istanbul: Patterns and processes” (with Pınarcığlu, Tijdschrift Voor Economische En Sociale Geografie, 100, 2009), “Poverty in turn, Squatter Housing and Urban Poor: The Example of Sultanbeyli” (with Pınarcığlu, İletişim Yayınları, 2005).

Işık’s research focuses on urbanization, poverty and political geography.