Şevin Yıldız
Şevin Yıldız

Urban Environment


Work Position
Adjunct Lecturer & Research Associate

Date passed dissertation proposal defense
May 2011


Şevin Yıldız has a BArch from Istanbul Technical University and a Master of Human Settlements from KULeuven in Belgium. She is conducting her PhD dissertation research on the ecological planning and governance of the New Jersey Meadowlands and regularly teaches architecture and urban history/theory courses in the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. For the past year, she has been working as a researcher for the Strategic Initiatives Unit of Research and Development Office at NJIT on the issues of brownfields redevelopment and environmental and urban planning. In 2011, she received a summer fellowship for her PhD research at Harvard University’s research institute, Dumbarton Oaks. She was a consultant for the research of New Jersey’s Environments and Equity Project organized by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. In addition to her architectural practice background at Westfourth and Alatas Architecture offices, she was the editor of Betonart Magazine from 2004 to 2007 and guest edited the Istanbul issue of the Berlin based Arch+ Magazine in 2009. Her chapter “How Green Really Was My Valley: Designing the Ecological Future of the Metropolisappeared in the book Five Proactive Scenarios on Urbanization in Istanbul, published by the London School of Economics and the Arkitera Architecture Center. In 2006, she worked as the local director of City Projects of Istanbul for theVenice Architecture Biennale curated by Richard Burdett from the London School of Economics. She was part of the Night School Program at the New Museum, in New York (2008-9) and the studyoKAHEM group for the Istanbul Art Biennial in 2007. She recently gave presentations about her PhD research at AAG 2012 in New York, at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and at SACRPH 2011 in Baltimore.

Title of the Dissertation 

Planning the Ecology of Disappearance: New Jersey Meadowlands, 1929–2004

Dissertation Proposal Abstract

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