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Eda Ustaoglu

Research Assistant

School Of Geog, Planning & Env Policy

Tel: +353 1 716
Email: eda.ustaoglu@ucd.ie

Biography

Eda graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University-Turkey, in 2000. She has a MS degree in Economics in 2003 from the same university. Her master's thesis is related to the area of urban economics and is entitled "Hedonic Price Analysis of Office Rents: A Case Study of the Office Market in Ankara". After receiving her MS degree, she had continued with the PhD program in Economics at Middle East Technical University till the end of 2006. From September 2007, she has been enrolled to the PhD program in the UCD School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. Her current research is related to the sub-project Urban Sprawl which is carried out under Urban Environment Project funded by Environmental Protection Agency. She is also taking part in the PLUREL-EU 6th Framework Project-which finances and contributes to her PhD research. In her PhD thesis, she is mainly focused on economic impacts of transportation infrastructure provision on land development in the Greater Dublin Area. She is supervised by Dr. Brendan Williams and Dr. Enda Murphy.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2000.
Title: Graduated with honors from the City and Regional Planning Department
Year: 2000.
Title: A third degree graduation award from the City and Regional Planning Department
Year: 2007.
Title: Holder of the PLUREL research scholarship
       

Conference Contributions

Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2009) PLUREL-Sixth General Project Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL-Peri-Urban Land Use Relationship, Montpellier-France , 11-OCT-09 - 15-OCT-09.
Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2009) PLUREL-Fifth General Project Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL-Peri-Urban Land Use Relationship, Koper-Slovenia , 30-MAR-09 - 02-APR-09.
Ustaoglu, E.; (2008) PLUREL-Third General Project Meeting. [Other], PLUREL, Warsaw, Poland , 16-APR-08 - 18-APR-08.
Ustaoglu, E. and Williams, B.; (2008) PLUREL-M2 Group Meeting. [Oral Presentation], PLUREL, Vienna, Austria , 04-FEB-08 - 05-FEB-08.
Ustaoglu, E.; (2008) PLUREL-Fourth General Project Meeting. [Other], PLUREL-Peri-Urban Land Use Relationship, Haag, Netherlands , 29-SEP-08 - 02-OCT-08.
 

Employment

Employer: MASS HOUSING CORPORATION, Ankara, Turkey
Position: Intern
Employer: Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Position: Intern
Employer: Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Position: Intern
Employer: Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Position: Coordinator

Education

Year 2007 Institution: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Qualification: PhD Subject: Economics
Year 2003 Institution: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Qualification: MSc (Econ) Subject: Economics
Year 2000 Institution: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Qualification: BA Subject: City and Regional Planning
       

Other Activities

Projects: İstanbul-Avcılar Re-Development Plan Considering the Effects of the Marmara Earthquake (1999-2000)
Projects: Bursa Metropolitan Region Planning Project (1998-1999)
Projects: Planning Project for Silifke and Environs (1997-1998)                                  

Publications

                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Urban & Real Estate Economics, Transportation Policy and Planning, Economic Appraisal of Transportation Projects, Applied Spatial Economics

PhD Research:

Eda's PhD research is related to the economic evaluation of transportation investments within Greater Dublin Area (GDA). The main emphasis will be on the economic appraisal of alternative forms of urban development in relationship with the issue of sustainability in new transport provisions within GDA.

The methods to evaluate the provision of new transport infrastructure will be applied through the MOLAND Model based on various forms of urban development scenarios. The results obtained from different scenario analysis may provide implications for the best future policy actions. Therefore, it is expected that this study may contribute in constructing a framework for the future policy and planning decisions concerning the GDA.



     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr. Brendan Williams

Dr. Enda Murphy