Since its foundation in 1911, Yıldız Technical University has always been a dynamic institution of higher education. The Chair of Urbanism always had an important role within Faculty of Architecture since the day of its establishment some 68 years ago. The Chair of Urbanism within the Department of Architecture, which started post-graduate education in 1973, has transformed into a separate department, namely “the Department of City and Regional Planning” in 1982, which was the first among the schools architecture in Istanbul.
The goal of our department is to educate prospective planner who can: create conditions for democracy and participation with love, respect and tolerance; behave like a mediator between different groups of people with communicative action; work very hard and reproduce themselves for being good practitioners or academicians who can read and interpret all dimensions of the dynamics of change within society and act upon them.