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Mahir Yazar

Mahir Yazar

Graduate Research Associate, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Arizona State University

myazar@asu.edu

Arizona State University
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402

Titles

  • Graduate Research Associate, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, Arizona State University

Biography

Mahir is a PhD student in Environmental Social Science program as a Fulbright scholar. He has trained as an interdisciplinary scholar and holds degrees in Political Science (BA), International Relations (MA), and Environmental Sciences (MSc). He has spent the past several years between Istanbul and London before arriving in Phoenix and worked in an EU-Horizon 2020 funded research project, focusing urban transformation potentials and strategies of Istanbul, Shanghai, and Helsinki. His general research focus is based on urban climate change governance capacities of the local governments in the US and Turkey in order increase chances of fostering climate change implementations.

 

Education

  • MA, International Relations, Goldsmiths University of London
  • MSc, Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University

Journal Articles

In Press

Yazar, M., D. Hestad, D. Mangalagiu, T. F. Thornton, Y. Ma and A. K. Saysel. Enabling environment for regime destablization toward urbn transitionin megacities. Climatic Change

2019

Thornton, T. F., D. Mangalagiu, Y. Ma, J. Lan, M. Yazar, A. K. Saysel and A. M. Chaar. 2019. Cultural models of and for urban sustainability: Assessing beliefs about Green-Win. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02518-2. (link )

Yazar, M., D. Hestad, D. Mangalagiu, A. K. Saysel, Y. Ma and T. F. Thornton. 2019. From urban sustainability transformations to green gentrification: Urban renewal in Gaziosmanpaşa, Istanbul. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02509-3. (link )

2018

Kuokkanen, A. and M. Yazar. 2018. Cities in sustainablity transitions: Comparing Helsinki and Istanbul. Sustainability 10(5):1421. DOI: 10.3390/su10051421. (link )

Posters

2020

Kempf, M., E. Hartley, M. Yazar, B. Crawford and A. M. York. 2020. Co-management of marine mammals in Beringia Institutional analysis on Arctic subsistence. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Yazar, M., G. Kyriakopoulos and A. M. York. 2020. Climate change beliefs in a desert city: The case of Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

York, A. M., M. Berbés-Blázquez, M. Yazar and V. Bisht. 2020. Conceptualizing governance feedback mechanism in the contexts of long-term socioecological research in the US. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2019

Yazar, M. 2019. Three dynamic scale interactions for the low-carbon urban transition: The Istanbul case. Poster presented at the The Institute for Social Science Research 15th Poster Competition, Novemeber 2019, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Yazar, M. 2019. Transformation to sustainability or green gentrification? Istanbul's urban renewal. Poster presented at the The Institute for Social Science Research 15th Poster Competition, November 2019, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2018

Yazar, M. 2018. Transformation to sustainability or green gentrification? Istanbul’s urban renewal. Poster presented at the The Institute for Social Science Research 13th Poster Competition, December 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Yazar, M. 2018. Transformation to sustainability or green gentrification? Istanbul’s urban renewal. Poster presented at the 4th Asian Conference on Urban Planning and Sustainability, April 2018, Hiroshima, Japan.

Yazar, M. and A. K. Saysel. 2018. Green businesses in Instanbul's seismic-risk driven urban renewal (UR). Poster presented at the GREEN-WIN International Conference, March 13-14, 2018, Autonomous University of Barcelona.

2016

Ma, Y., D. Hestad, D. Mangalagiu, T. F. Thornton, A. K. Saysel and M. Yazar. 2016. Enabling opportunity spaces for transformation towards sustainability (T2S) in global megacities: Comparative evidence from Shanghai and Istanbul. Poster presented at the International Conference 1.5 Degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement, September 20-22, 2016, University of Oxford.

Presentations

2019

Yazar, M. 2019. Urban transformation towards sustainability or planned green gentrification? Insights from urban renewal processes in Gaziosmanpasa, Instanbul. Presentation at the 49th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

2018

Yazar, M. 2018. Cities in sustainability transitions: Comparing Helskini and Instanbul. Presentation at the 9th International Sustainability Transition Conference, June 2018, Manchester, UK.

Yazar, M. 2018. Transformation to sustainability or green gentrification? Istanbul’s urban renewal. Presentation at the Actions for Climate: Narratives, Win-Win Solutions and Climate Finance Conference, March 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship, 2020

Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship, 2019

Fulbright Doctoral Fellowship, 2018

Summer School Fellowship, UNIDO and Central European University Budapest, 2016

Jean Monnet Fellowship for Young Professionals, European Union, 2014

Jean Monnet Fellowship for Young Professionals, European Union, 2013

Project Commitment Fellowship, Clinton Global Initiative University, 2010

Erasmus Student Exchange Scholarship, European Union, 2009

Erasmus Student Exchange Scholarship, European Union, 2008