Yaşar Adnan Adanalı
Yaşar Adnan Adanalı is an Istanbul based urbanist, researcher and lecturer. He has a BA on social and political sciences from Sabanci University (Istanbul) and a master degree on development and planning: social development practice from Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL). His PhD research in Habitat Unit is on relations of spatial production and democratisation processes in Istanbul. From 2010 to 2012, Yasar worked as a researcher on refugee camp improvement project of UNRWA. At the moment he teaches participatory planning course and housing studio at TU Darmstadt as a visiting scholar. He is a voluntary member of One Hope Association (Istanbul), a right based NGO working with informal settlements in Turkey. Yasar is a founding member of Beyond Istanbul, a trans-disciplinary, demand-responsive urban institute, focused on issues of spatial justice in Istanbul and beyond. He has initiated and coordinates several urban blogs and websites, including his personal blogs Reclaim Istanbul and Happy City.