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Dr Yucel Can Severcan

Yucel Can

Assoc. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Turkey



Yucel Severcan is an Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado Denver’s Design and Planning program in 2012. Between the years 2012 and 2014, he was a lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder and a research affiliate with the Children, Youth and Environments Center for Community Engagement. His research focuses on various topics including sustainable urban design and urban regeneration, healthy community development, children's geographies, and participatory planning and design.



Severcan, Y.C. (2020) Predictors of children’s satisfaction with mass housing. Children’s Geographies, 18(1), 16-29.

Severcan, Y.C. (2019) Residential relocation and children’s satisfaction with mass housing. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 36(1), 61-84.

Severcan, Y.C. (2018) Changing places, changing childhoods: Regeneration and children’s use of place in Istanbul. Urban Studies, 55(10), 2179-2196.

Severcan, Y.C. (2015) The effects of children’s participation in planning and design activities on their place attachment. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 32(4), 271-293.

Severcan, Y.C. (2015) Planning for the unexpected: Barriers to young people’s participation in planning in disadvantaged communities. International Planning Studies, 20(3), 251-269.

Sancar, F.H. and Severcan Y.C. (2010) Children’s places: Rural-urban comparisons using participatory photography in the Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey. Journal of Urban Design, 15(3), 293-324.

Sancar, F. and Severcan, Y.C. (2010) In search of agency: Participation in a youth organization in Turkey. In B. Percy-Smith and N. Thomas (Eds.), A handbook of children’s participation: Perspectives from theory and practice (pp.277-286). London: Routledge.


Urban design, children's geographies, participatory planning and design
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