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Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Property and Planning

Personal

Name
Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
Property and Planning
Discipline *
Urban and Regional Planning
Phone
+61 7 3138 2418
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD(Urban & Regional Planning) (Izmir Institute of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  1. The World Capital Institute, Executive Board (2009-Present)
  2. The Most Admired Knowledge City Awards, Expert Panel (2008-Present)
  3. The New Club of Paris (2008-Present)
  4. The Global Knowledge Based Development Community (2007-Present)
  5. UN-HABITAT World Secretariat of City Prosperity Index, Expert Group Member, (2013-2014)
  6. Planning Institute of Australia (2003-Present)
  7. Tokyo Planning Forum (2001-Present)
  8. Turkish Chambers of City and Regional Planners (1992-Present)
  9. Australian Research Council Research Network on Spatially Integrated Social Science (2004-2007)
  10. Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association (2002-Present)
  11. Izmir Local Agenda 21, Natural and Cultural Assets Council (1996-2001)
  12. Turkish Chambers of City and Regional Planners, Administrative Board (2000-2001)
  13. Turkish Chambers of City and Regional Planners, Education Committee (1996-2000)
  14. Turkish Chambers of City and Regional Planners, Professional Practice Committee (1993-1996)
Keywords

Knowledge-based urban development, Sustainable urban development, Smart urban technologies and infrastructures, Urban and regional planning and development

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Tan Yigitcanlar is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He also carries out the Executive Director tasks at the World Capital Institute. He has been responsible for research, teaching, training and capacity building programs on the fields of urban and regional planning, development and management in esteemed Australian, Finnish, Japanese and Turkish universities. The main foci of his research interests are clustered around the following three interrelated and interdisciplinary themes:

The first research theme is ‘Knowledge-Based Urban Development and Knowledge Cities’. In this research area, he scrutinises the impacts of globalisation, knowledge economy, and urban competitiveness on metropolitan urban locations. He significantly contributes to the theorisation and assessment model development of knowledge-based urban development. His research projects in this theme focuses on planning and development of urban knowledge and innovation spaces and knowledge cities.

The second theme is ‘Sustainable Urban Development and Sustainable Cities’. In this theme, he investigates urban sustainability by focusing on land use and transport integration, transport accessibility and modelling, water sensitive urban design, urban ecosystems sustainability, and infrastructure resilience through various methods including indicator-based assessment and policy analysis and development.

The third research theme is ‘Urban Technologies and Smart Cities’. In this research area, he examines impacts of innovative urban technologies on smart, sustainable and knowledge-based development of contemporary cities. His investigation in the field includes planning, development and management of smart/ubiquitous/eco-cities, web-based participatory planning support systems, online health information and decision support systems, and the impacts of urban technologies on cities and societies.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of ‘International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development’, and ‘Sustainability—Sustainable Urban and Rural Development Section’, and an Associate Editor of ‘International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology’, ‘Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management’, ‘Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity’, and ‘Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’.  Additionally, he is an editorial board member of ‘Journal of Urban Technology’, ‘Measuring Business Excellence’, ‘International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations’, and ‘Urban Science’.

He undertakes the Chairman role of the annual ‘Knowledge Cities World Summit’ series, and organised conferences in many locations of the world including Monterrey (Mexico), Shenzhen (China), Melbourne (Australia), Bento Gonzalves (Brazil), Matera (Italy), Istanbul (Turkey), Tallinn (Estonia), Daegu (Korea), and Vienna (Austria).

He has extensively published including the following key reference books: ‘Technology and the City (Routledge, 2016)’, ‘Knowledge and the City (Routledge, 2014)’, ‘Sustainable Urban Water Environment (Edward Elgar, 2014)’, ‘Building Prosperous Knowledge Cites (Edward Elgar, 2012)’, ‘Knowledge-Based Development for Cities and Societies (IGI Global, 2010)’, ‘Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development (IGI Global, 2010)’, ‘Rethinking Sustainable Development (IGI Global, 2010)’ ‘Knowledge-Based Urban Development (IGI Global, 2008)’, and ‘Creative Urban Regions (IGI Global, 2008)’.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar.

Teaching

Current Teaching

  • Urban Analysis
  • Urban Planning Practice

Past Teaching

  • Community Planning
  • Development Assessment and Infrastructure
  • Development Process
  • Introduction to Planning and Design
  • Population and Urban Studies
  • Regional Planning Practice
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Transportation Planning
  • Integrated Planning Project
  • Socioeconomic Applications of Information Technology
  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Contemporary Urban Environment
  • Decision Making Approaches in Planning
  • Simulation Techniques
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar.

Experience

Main Areas of Research

  1. Knowledge-Based Urban Development and Knowledge Cities: Knowledge-based urban/regional development, knowledge city, creative urban region, knowledge economy, knowledge industry, knowledge worker, knowledge community precinct, urban knowledge and innovation space, place branding.
  2. Sustainable Urban Development and Sustainable Cities: Sustainable urban development, sustainable city, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, sustainable transport system, accessibility planning, transport disadvantage, urban sustainability indicators and frameworks, climate change, water sensitive urban design, zero-carbon city, healthy city and community.
  3. Urban Technologies and Smart Cities: Urban technology, smart city, technology convergence and built environment, ubiquitous eco-city, smart urban and transport modelling, intelligent urban management system, online public participatory planning, web-based decision/planning support system.

Journal Editorship

  1. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development (Inderscience), Editor-in-Chief
  2. Sustainability—Sustainable Urban and Rural Development (MDPI), Editor-in-Chief
  3. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Springer), Associate Editor
  4. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Emerald), Associate Editor
  5. Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management (ISWA), Associate Editor
  6. Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (Springer), Associate Editor
  7. Measuring Business Excellence (Emerald), Editorial Board Member
  8. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organisations (IGI-Global), Editorial Board Member
  9. Journal of Urban Technology (Taylor & Francis), Editorial Board Member
  10. Urban Science (MDPI), Editorial Board Member 

International Event Organisation

  1. Summit Chair, The 9th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & City of Vienna, 12-13 Oct 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  2. International Scientific Committee Member, The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 23-24 Oct 2015, Kobe, Japan.
  3. Organisation Committee Member, The 1st Society of Open Innovation Conference & The 8th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, 14-18 Jun 2015, Daegu, Korea.
  4. Summit Chair, The 7th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Tallinn University, 24-26 Sep 2014, Tallinn, Estonia.
  5. International Scientific Committee Member, International Conference for Sustainable Urban Design for Livable Cities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 14-16 Nov 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. International Scientific Committee Member, The 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9-10 Oct 2014, Bangkok, Thailand.
  7. Summit Chair, The 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Istanbul Sehir University, 9-12 Sep 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  8. International Scientific Committee Member, The 9th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction, Queensland University of Technology, 8-11 Jul 2013, Brisbane, Australia.
  9. International Scientific Committee Member, The 8th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, University of Basilicata, 12-14 Jun 2013, Zagreb, Croatia.
  10. International Scientific Committee Member, The 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 10-12 Oct 2012, Shanghai, China.
  11. Summit Chair, The 7th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics and The 5th Knowledge Cities World Summit, University of Basilicata & World Capital Institute, 13-15 Jun 2012, Matera, Italy.
  12. Summit Chair, The 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Ibero-American Society for Knowledge Systems, 26-27 Oct 2011, Bento Goncalves, Brazil.
  13. Organisation Committee Chair, Regional Planning Practice Study Tour, 16-28 Jul 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.
  14. International Scientific Committee Member, The 6th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, University of Basilicata, 15-17 Jun 2011, Tampere, Finland.
  15. Summit Chair, The 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit, City of Melbourne, World Capital Institute & Office of Knowledge Capital, 16-19 Nov 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
  16. International Scientific Committee Member, The 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 16-18 Sep 2010, Xi’an, China.
  17. Organisation Committee Chair, Regional Planning Practice Study Tour, Queensland University of Technology, 12 Jul-2 Aug 2010, Istanbul and Gallipoli, Turkey.
  18. International Scientific Committee Member, The 5th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, University of Basilicata, 24-25 Jun 2010, Matera, Italy.
  19. International Scientific Committee Member, The 2nd Knowledge Cities Summit, Shenzhen Municipality, World Capital Institute & The New Club of Paris, 5-7 Nov 2009, Shenzhen, China.
  20. Organisation Committee Chair, Regional Planning Practice Study Tour, Queensland University of Technology, 27 Jul-2 Aug 2009, Seoul and Daejeon, Korea.
  21. Scientific Committee Member, The 2nd Infrastructure Research Theme Postgraduate Student Conference, Queensland University of Technology, 26 Mar 2009, Brisbane, Australia.
  22. International Scientific Committee Member, The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality & Arab Urban Development Institute, 17-19 Nov 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.
  23. International Scientific Committee Member, Smart Urban Mobility: ATRA Seminar on Design for Smart Campus/District Mobility. Harvard School of Graduate School of Design, 22 Aug 2008, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  24. Organisation Committee Chair, Regional Planning Practice Study Tour, Queensland University of Technology, 27 Jul-2 Aug 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  25. Organisation Committee Member, Malaysian Institute of Planners Technical Tour on Sustainable Practices, Queensland University of Technology, 8-13 Apr 2008, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  26. International Scientific Committee Member, The 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, Malaysian Institute of Planners & Arab Urban Development Institute, 16-18 Jul 2007, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
  27. International Advisory Board Member, The Global Knowledge Based Development Week and The 1st Knowledge Cities Summit, UNESCO & Forum Monterrey, 15-21 Oct 2007, Monterrey, Mexico.
  28. International Scientific Committee Member, The 1st International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, The World Bank & Arab Urban Development Institute, 28-30 Nov 2005, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Keynote and Invited Speeches

  1. The 3rd Society of Open Innovation Conference, Riga Technical University, 15-18 Jun 2017, Riga, Latvia.
  2. The 9th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & City of Vienna, 12-13 Oct 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  3. The Past & Present Dangerous Thinkers Event, Consult Australia FutureNet, 14 Jul 2016, Brisbane, Australia.
  4. The 2nd Society of Open Innovation Conference & Consortium of Supply Chain and Operations Management Conference, San Jose State University, 31 May-3 Jun 2016, California, USA.
  5. The 21st AABI General Assembly and International Conference, Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI), 28-30 October 2015, Daegu, Korea.
  6. The 5th World Sustainability Forum, MDPI Publishing & University of Basel, 7-9 Sep 2015, Basel, Switzerland.
  7. The 1st Society of Open Innovation Conference & The 8th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, 14-18 Jun 2015, Daegu, Korea.
  8. The 7th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Tallinn University, 24-26 Sep 2014, Tallinn, Estonia.
  9. The 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Istanbul Sehir University, 9-12 Sep 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.
  10. The World Secretariat of City Prosperity Index, Middle East Regional Centre of Best Practices and Local Leadership Programme, UN-HABITAT, 10-11 May 2013, Tehran, Iran.
  11. The 5th Alliance for Healthy Cities Global Conference, Griffith University & Logan City Council, 24-27 Oct 2012, Brisbane, Australia.
  12. The 7th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics & The 5th Knowledge Cities World Summit, University of Basilicata & World Capital Institute, 13-15 Jun 2012, Matera, Italy.
  13. International Symposium and Workshop on Ubiquitous Cities, University of New South Wales, 28-29 Nov 2011, Sydney, Australia.
  14. The 4th Knowledge Cities World Summit, World Capital Institute & Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems, 26-27 Oct 2011, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil.
  15. The 6th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, Tampere University of Technology, 15-17 Jun 2011, Tampere, Finland.
  16. The 4th International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, World Bank & Al-Medina Municipality, 1-2 Mar 2011, Al-Medina, Saudi Arabia.
  17. The 3rd Knowledge Cities World Summit, City of Melbourne, World Capital Institute & Office of Knowledge Capital, 16-19 Nov 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
  18. The 5th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, University of Basilicata, 24-25 Jun 2010, Matera, Italy.
  19. The Revive MTY Forum 2010, Monterrey University of Technology, 3-4 Jun 2010, Monterrey, Mexico.
  20. The 2nd Knowledge Cities Summit, Shenzhen Municipality, World Capital Institute & The New Club of Paris, 5-7 Nov 2009, Shenzhen, China.
  21. The 2nd International Seminar on Future City. U-City Research Cluster, Hanbat National University, 28 Jul 2009, Daejeon, Korea.
  22. The 2009 Australian Higher Education Congress, The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 24-25 Mar 2009, Sydney, Australia.
  23. Gold Coast City Council Urban Design Seminar, Gold Coast City Council, 11 Feb 2009, Gold Coast, Australia.
  24. The 3rd International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, Istanbul Municipality & Arab Urban Development Institute, 17-19 Nov 2008, Istanbul, Turkey.
  25. International Symposium on Land, Transport and Maritime Technology, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, 5-6 Nov 2008, Seoul, Korea.
  26. International Knowledge Week, Ibero-American Community for Knowledge Systems, 29-31 Oct 2008, Manizales, Colombia.
  27. The 1st Knowledge Cities Summit, UNESCO & Forum Monterrey, 17-20 Oct 2007, Monterrey, Mexico.
  28. The 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, Arab Urban Development Institute & Malaysian Institute of Planners. 16-18 Jul 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  29. Youth in the Middle East and North Africa Conference, Arab Urban Development Institute, 4-6 Dec 2006, Rabat, Morocco.
  30. The 1st International Symposium on Knowledge Cities, The World Bank & Arab Urban Development Institute. 28-30 Nov 2005, Medina, Saudi Arabia.
  31. Symposium on E-government: Opportunities and Challenges, The World Bank & Arab Urban Development Institute. 10-12 May 2003, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  32. International Symposium on Future Cities, The World Bank & Arab Urban Development Institute. 10-12 Nov 2001, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  33. The 8th National ESRI and ERDAS Users Conference, Economic and Social Research Institute, 6-7 Jun 2002, Ankara, Turkey.
  34. The ESRI European and MENA Conference, Economic and Social Research Institute, 18-20 Oct 2000, Istanbul, Turkey.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
World Capital Institute President's Awards for Excellence in Recognition of Sustained Contributions to the Global Knowledge-Based Development Community Formation
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Best Conference Paper Award, The 2nd Society of Open Innovation Conference & Consortium of Supply Chain and Operations Management Conference, San Jose, CA, USA
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Queensland University of Technology's the Largest Number of Highly Cited 2015 Papers in Web of Science Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
World Capital Institute President's Award for Excellence in Recognition of Exceptional Service in Organising Knowledge Cities World Summits
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
World Capital Institute President's Award for Excellence in Recognition of Exceptional Service in Organising Knowledge Cities World Summits
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Best Conference Paper Award, The 36th Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Conference, Wollongong, Australia
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute¿s Queensland Spatial Excellence Award in the Research and Innovation Category for the ARC Linkage Project-LP0882066
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Queensland University of Technology Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Recognition of Exceptional Sustained Performance and Outstanding Achievement in Research
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Queensland University of Technology's Awards for Excellence on Academic Staff Outstanding Contributions
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Excellence Award for Early Career Academic Teaching and Research Achievement

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Coalitions for Community Health: A Community-based Response to Chronic Disease
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882066
Start year
2008
Keywords
Chronic Illness, Health Services, Service Models
Title
Adaptation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) to Climate Change, Changing Transport Patterns and Urban Form
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882637
Start year
2008
Keywords
Stormwater Quality, Urban Water Quality, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Transport Impacts, Climate Change Impacts, Stormwater Infrastructure

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