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Consultancy Services

A. Ege Yıldırım seeks to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organizations and thus offers consultancy services, to achieve positive results in conservation and heritage management projects, and to create high quality editorial works disseminating knowledge in the field of cultural heritage. Specialties: urban conservation, heritage planning/ management, World Heritage sites, stakeholder relations, operating in multi-cultural environments, editorial work (English/Turkish)

Conservation Planning & Heritage Management

Vision: Supporting the development of a well-rounded, multi-dimensional approach to urban conservation that considers the complexity of urban life and stakeholder interests, based on balancing conservation and development Services offered: Strategic studies, plans and policy recommendations for the conservation of historic urban areas; preparation of and advice on management plans for World Heritage Sites and […]

Editorial Work

Vision: Contributing to a culture of high editorial quality and accurate terminology, in particular for professional works on heritage, conservation and planning written in or translated to English in Turkey Services offered: Translation (Turkish- English) and copy-editing in English for professional texts (books, articles, theses/ dissertations)

Selected Documents from Past Projects

(authored institutionally or by collaborating colleagues) (with links to documents) Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)/ Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) ‘The Cultural Sites of Al Ain’ UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS): Official page of Al Ain on UNESCO: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1343 WHS Nomination booklet for Al Ain: http://www.thenational.ae/deployedfiles/thenational/Sound%20and%20Vision/PDFs%20and%20others/WHSAlainBooklet.pdf Information Kit for Stakeholders prior to ICOMOS […]

Selected Publications, Unpublished Articles and Presentations

Publications:  ‘The Changing Role of Urban Heritage: Governance and Stakeholders’ Perceptions in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates’: Journal of the Faculty of Architecture- Middle East Technical University (METU-JFA), 2005/1 (32:1), pp. 121-145 (ISSN: 0258-5316), link ‘Biyoetik bir Miras: Geleneksel Yerleşim Biçimlerinde Biyoetik Değerler ’ (‘A Bioethical Heritage: Bioethical Values in Traditional Settlement Patterns) (with Nesrin Çobanoğlu), Ankyra: Journal of […]

Doctoral Dissertation: Urban Conservation Projects and Governance

Yıldırım, Ayşe Ege, Urban Conservation Projects and Governance: An Investigation toward Developing Applicable Organizational Models for Turkey’s Historic Towns through the Cases of Gaziantep, Kuşadası and Mudurnu, Doctoral Thesis, Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. EmreMadran, 533p. This dissertation explores the organizational framework of actors in the urban conservation process, based on recent legislative and social developments […]

Current and Recent Projects: Mudurnu

Mudurnu Cultural Heritage Site Management Plan The Mudurnu Cultural Heritage Site Management Plan began as a Fall 2013 research project at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) of Koç University. Following the completion of the research fellowship, the project continued with the preparation of an official management plan being endorsed in January 2014 by Mudurnu […]

Useful Links

Some major institutions in the field of conservation- architecture- planning: UNESCO World Heritage Centre: http://whc.unesco.org UNESCO Turkish National Committee: http://www.unesco.org.tr International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS): http://www.icomos.org ICOMOS Turkish National Committee: http://www.icomos.org.tr ICOMOS International Committee of Vernacular Architecture (CIAV): http://ciav.icomos.org ICOMOS International committee on historic towns and villages (CIVVIH): http://civvih.icomos.org International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and […]