- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Rutgers University Newark
- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
As an urban and regional planner and an expert in urban policy planning and local governments, Gul Tucaltan attained her B.CP. degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey, City and Regional Planning department in the year 2006. As a recent graduate, she started working as a teaching assistant in the department of City and Regional Planning at METU at the end of 2006. She received her M.S. degree from the Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments department, METU with her thesis “Dynamics of Urban Transformation via Improvement Plans for Ankara City” in 2008.
Gul has participated in several national and international symposia, workshops and colloquia. In 2006 she received scholarship from the University of Oslo to participate the University of Oslo International Summer School and in 2007 she got financial support from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Scientific Person Support Program to present her paper on the Turkish planning experience at the International Symposium, Planning Cultures in Europe HafenCity University, Hamburg. This symposium led to her published article with Susanne Prehl “Coping with the Era of Change - Planning and Decision-Making under Globalization in Turkey: The Case of French Street Urban Transformation Project, Istanbul” in the book Planning Cultures in Europe Decoding Cultural Phenomena in Urban and Regional Planning in 2009.
Her research interests include: urban policy planning, urban social and political geography and sociology, public space and social justice, different types of exclusion, excluded communities and self-exclusion, neighborhood and community studies