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÷zlem Edizel - Research Fellow Hydrocitizenship

÷zlem Edizel

Research Fellow (AHRC Hydrocitizenship)

Ozlem Edizel is a research fellow working at the 3-year AHRC project, Hydrocitizenship. She is also teaching at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, London.

She has completed her PhD from Brunel University (started at Cities Institute, LondonMet) on the governance of sustainable event-led regeneration, based on London 2012. She holds MA and BA in City and Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Throughout her master study, she worked as a researcher at the METU-Research and Implementation Centre for Built Environment and Design (RICBED) and took part in several projects undertaken for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the EU and UNDP. She has undertaken research on Izmir’s bid for EXPO and Istanbul’s European Capital of Culture 2010.

Her research interests include urban regeneration and mega-events, sustainable development, urban governance, regional and local economic development and cultural and creative industries.


Edizel, O. 2014. Mega-Events as a Catalyst for Place-Marketing: Exploring Izmir EXPO 2015 Candidacy and Istanbul ECOC 2010. Regions: Quarterly magazine of the Regional Studies Association, 295 (3).

Edizel, O. 2013. Mega-Events as a Place Marketing Strategy in Entrepreneurial Cities: Izmir Expo 2015 Candidacy as a Roadmap for Hosting Expo 2020. Town Planning Review 84, 633–657.

Edizel, O., Evans, G. and Dong, H. 2013. Dressing Up London. in Girginov, V. (ed) Handbook of the London2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Vol.2. London: Routledge.

Edizel, O., 2013. The cultural moment in tourism, edited by Smith L., Waterton E. and Watson S., Book Review. Journal of Heritage Tourism 1–2.