This research aims to explore the experienced challenges in translating national level strategies into local level urban development practices. Through conducting action research, the project also aims to create a positive change in the number of municipalities who have included climate change in their urban agendas.
Ender Peker holds a PhD in Real Estate and Planning from the University of Reading, UK, and a MSc degree in Urban Design from Middle East Technical University (METU). He completed undergraduate courses in city and regional planning at METU and economics at Anadolu University, Turkey. He has been a visiting scholar at the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University and the Department of Planning and Landscape at the University of Manchester. Before his fellowship, Ender worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and Middle East Technical University. His research interests cut across urban design and the built environment, climate responsive design and architecture, and governance of sustainable urban development.