Gülcan Orak Oruç

Urban Planner


Gülcan started working at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities in April 2016. As an urban planner, she will assist non-motorized sustainable urban transportation projects (UrbanLab İzmir; Adana Bike Lane and Stations, Prince Islands Sustainable Transportation Workshop).

Gülcan completed her Bachelor Degree at İzmir Institute of Technology in Urban and Regional Planning . After graduation, she worked with an urban transformation project as an urban planner responsible for data collection and negotiation processes in Karabağlar, İzmir, which is conducted by Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning within a public-private partnership model. Then she started a master program in Regional Planning at Istanbul Technical University. During her master studies, she worked as an intern at WRI Turkey Sustainable Cities and provided technical support in bike lane and infrastructure projects. Also, she assisted in the organization of Livable Cities Symposium and other workshops.

During the university studies, she attended and assisted Chamber of City Planner’s activities. In her free time, she gets inspired by cycling, pilates and enjoy do it yourself activities.

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