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Sevin Yildiz

Assistant Professor

Urban Planning and Policy


Building & Room:

263 CUPPA Hall, MC 348


412 S. Peoria St., Suite 215

Office Phone:

(312) 355 7400


Originally trained as an architect and an urban designer, Şevin worked in the development of sustainable neighborhood grants and also with the EPA Brownfields Redevelopment team for regions 1, 2, & 3. She has written about regional comprehensive plans and resilient design strategies in New York and Istanbul. Her current book project focuses on the comprehensive spatial analysis of a site in New York Metropolitan Region, New Jersey Meadowlands. The book is a product of her larger scholarly interests in land use conflicts and the design of the ecological edge in cities at the onset of the significant climatic changes. For this research, she employed an in-depth comprehensive plan and design toolbox analysis, starting with a drainage plan in 1896 and ending with the recently released 2017 resilience framework of the RPA. She is currently working on a comparative sub-center design analysis in Tokyo, Mumbai and New York. Her teaching draws from her global research interests in ecological urban design and infrastructure planning. Şevin’s work has been supported by Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Library and Research Center, the New Jersey Historical Commission, and Barnard College.