Sebnem Hoskara, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor; Interim Program Coordinator
Urban and Regional Planning
BArch, PhD in Urban Design; Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Born in Ankara in 1968. Graduate of Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture in 1990. Completed her Ph.D. in 1994 at University of Nottingham, U.K. on Urban Design and Conservation. Assoc. Prof. in 1999 through Higher Education Council YOK) in Turkey, and Professor at EMU in 2010. Worked consecutively in the Economic and Social History Foundation of Turkey (Vice Secretary General), Istanbul; Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture, North Cyprus; University of Nottingham (Lecturer, Department of Urban Planning), Nottingham, U.K.; Istanbul Kültür University, Department of Architecture. Previously the Head of Department of Architecture (2004-2007) and the Dean of Faculty of Architecture (October 2010- October 2016) at the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), North Cyprus. She has been the Director of Urban Research and Development Center (URDC) of EMU for since 2013. She is the founder of Cyprus Network for Urban Morphology (CyNUM) and EUROPA Nostra Cyprus. Her teaching involvement is in Architectural Design Studios III-IV, Theory of Urban Design, Process of Urban Design, Graduation Project at undergraduate level and Advance Research Methods, Urban Design Studios I-II, Theories and History of Urban Design, Sustainable Architectural and Urban Design, Conservation / Revitalization of Historic Urban Environments at graduate level. Prof. Dr. Hoskara has more than 80 publications at both international and national levels. She has supervised 16 MS students and 5 PhD students and currently supervising 9 PhD students. Her main research interest areas are urban design theory and education, urban space design, architectural education, architecture and urban design for sustainability, architectural design in urban context, urban morphology, urban conservation, revitalization and renewal, Cypriot cities: planning and design, social science research, urban and architectural research methods.