URBAN STRATA

Ömer Çavuşoğlu provides research, analysis and strategic development consultancy in urban design and planning.

Areas include: large-scale, mixed-use planning, transport-oriented development, land-use policy, data-driven design thinking, governance.

Perkins+Will: 4th Kuwait Masterplan 2040 (4KMP) Strategic Consultancy, 2017-2018

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A leading real-estate development firm in the Middle East, 2017

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Perkins+Will: Istanbul Research Platform, Return on Investment Estimation Modelling, 2015-2017

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Emre Arolat Architects: ist-on situations Exhibition, 2015

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ZZA: Responsive User Environments, 2014-2016

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Daimler AG: New Cities Project, 2014

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UA City Transformations Conference, 2013

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UA City Transformations Newspaper, 2013

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The Conference Newspaper, reflecting detailed work carried out on spatial representations of themes that formed the core of the Conference, consisted of 60 pages, including 14 essays from local and international authors. It has made comparative analyses of transport infrastructure investments, port redevelopment projects, and neighbourhood renewals.

I have been one of the editors, and the chief coordinator, of the publication, working in tandem with the research team to create, edit and prepare to press, the analytical data sections, as well as commission, collate and edit essays and photography. The task also includes overseeing the design, printing, and distribution of copies of what is a high-end publication product.

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Transforming Urban Economies, 2012-2013

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This 2013 June production is a follow-up to the work carried out for the 2010 Urban Age Conference, The Global Metro Summit. Four case studies from Barcelona, Munich, Seoul, and Turin compare how different cities react to the changing circumstances of their industrial bases.

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Electric City Conference Newspaper, 2012

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The eleventh Urban Age Conference took place in London, around the theme of future of urbanisation as technological innovations try to tackle the question of urban and environmental sustainability. British Prime Minister David Cameron and the London Mayor Boris Johnson launched the Old Street Roundabout Tech Hub Project at the Conference, while representatives from world cities, UN departments, academia and the architecture and planning professions discussed the social dimensions of technological change.

The 52-page Conference Newspaper was a unique black-white-yellow print, symbolising its central notions of electricity and energy and was a thematic publication comparing global production, consumption and use of energy patterns; adaptation and implementation methods; with a special focus on London. The publication management consisted of collating and editing written and visual material as well as working on a design language, and printing production.

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Istanbul Finance Centre – LSE Workshop, 2012

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Istanbul Finance Centre is an ambitious project, to be developed in Atasehir to try to attract higher foreign involvement into Turkey’s financial systems and consolidate the spatial and organisational structure of the local players. An advisory team to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and the respective Ministries of Turkey have travelled to global financial centres to learn from best practice. Their London visit included a full-day workshop at the LSE, where they heard from experts on planning, economics, and management.

Living in the Endless City, 2010-2011

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The second major book to come out of LSE Cities, Living in the Endless City summarised the work carried out for the Centre’s annual conferences during 2007-2009, visiting Mumbai, Sao Paulo, and Istanbul. As the assistant editor, and publication manager, I worked with 36 authors, 40 photographers, 2 editors, the graphic designers, and the publishers to create this 512-page chronicle.

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Urban Age (UA) Istanbul Conference, 2008-2009

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The ninth Urban Age Conference, in Istanbul, explored the idea of urban regeneration and redevelopment of historic cities. It was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey and the Mayor of Istanbul, and heard presentations from District Mayors, former and current state ministers from, as well as community and neighbourhood initiative representatives, young and emerging architects, and planners.

The Conference and its Newspaper required insights from a local expert on urbanism where I prepared research briefs, organised and chaired meetings with key stakeholders, helped with the logistics of the conference and the production of the newspaper, as well as become the key contact between the Centre and the participants.

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Bio

Born in Istanbul, Ömer Çavuşoğlu has also lived in Aarhus, Berlin, and London where he currently resides and works. He has an undergraduate degree in Social and Political Sciences from Sabanci University, Istanbul, and an MSc. in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He has worked in the profession of urban field since 2008, at leading academic instutions, major architecture practices and niche design consultancies, managing research, consultancy, advisory, conference, and publication projects. He works as a freelance consultant, and publishes writings.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Urban Planning and Design Consultant, London
Consultant, Perkins+Will, London
Advisor, IDEMA, Istanbul
Analyst, IHS – Exclusive Analysis
Project Manager, LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science

EDUCATION

MSc. in City Design and Social Science, LSE, London, 2008
BA in Social and Political Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, 2007
Socrates-Erasmus Exchange Programme, Aarhus University, Denmark, 2006

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS

Contributor “4th Kuwait Masterplan Spatial-Economic Development Analysis”, 4KMP Workshop, Kuwait City, Kuwait, November 2017
Co-instructor “Design Space Construction”, Session with Perkins+Will, ACADIA Conference Workshops, Boston, MA, October-November 2017
Speaker Research Protocols for Health Districts”, Healthy City Design Conference, Royal College of Physicians, London, October 2017
Contributor “Work Globally, Design Locally”, by Katharine Logan for The Building Green Report, February 2017
Collaborator ist-on situations Exhibition by Emre Arolat Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, June 2015
Author Lest the Ground Forgets, ArteEast Magazine, Spring 2015 Issue
Guest Lecturer Games, Legacy, Controversy: London's Olympic Regeneration Masterplan, Bilgi University, Istanbul, March 2015
Guest Lecturer Course: Transdisciplinary Urban Interventions, Bilgi University, Istanbul, March 2014
Co-editor, Publication Manager City Transformations, LSE Cities, London, November 2013
Co-author Protests in Turkey: The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back, Huffington Post Blog + openDemocracy, June 2013
Presentation “Turkish National Discourse on Urban Intervention”, Politics Exposed, London Metropolitan University, February 2013
Assistant Editor Living in the Endless City, Phaidon, June 2011




Contact

Omer Cavusoglu
21 Brabner House
London E2 7BE

+44 7792 953713
+90 537 697 34 68

omer@omercavusoglu.uk
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