Professor Urban Studies Program ,Columbia Colleges , New York City , U.S.A
Dr. Yildiz is a professor at the Urban Studies Program of Barnard + Columbia Colleges at the Columbia University in New York City. She teaches undergraduate students from all over the World about how the ongoing interplay between the processes of global urbanization and planning of grand-scale infrastructure are shaping our planet at an unprecedented scale. Her research focuses on the expansion strategies of metropolitan regions, reclamation practices of ecological fringes and the strategies though which people use the resultant lands and places. Originally trained as an architect in Istanbul, Dr. Yildiz moved to studying city planning at the global scale with her graduate studies and professional work in Europe and the United States.