Deniz Ikiz Kaya
Global heritage cities: managing complexity of World Heritage sites in global cities
BArchitecture, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
MSc in Architectural Conservation, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)
Dr Aylin Orbasli, Dr Marcel Vellinga
My doctoral research focuses on the management complexity of historic urban landscapes inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List within the key cities of the global urban network. It aims to understand and explain the complexities emerging from the limitations of the existing urban governance and legislative systems, the complex decision-making mechanisms involving a broad range of actors, and the impacts of the rapidly increasing economic and urban development pressures. It also aims to assess their existing urban heritage planning and management systems, and to identify effective strategies and instruments to cope with these challenges.
These goals are achieved through the employment of a multiple-case study where large-scale development projects threatening the integrity and authenticity of the urban heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List within the global cities of Mexico City, Istanbul and Paris are analysed. The assessment of these cases leads to the identification of complexities and analysis of tools adopted by different stakeholders to cope with the management challenges. In this way, it intends to make an original contribution to literature by introducing the size, scope and complexities of global cities to the heritage and governance discourses. It is also the first study where the management practices of the selected World Heritage cities are examined.
Conferences where research has been presented
“Cases of World Heritage Sites Management Planning: Historic Urban Landscapes”, CEKUL Academy Site Management Training Programme, 18 November 2015, Antalya. (invited lecturer).
“Global Heritage Cities: Managing Complexity of World Heritage Sites in Global Cities”, TDE Research Student Conference, 20 May 2015, Oxford. (poster presentation).
“ComplexCity Istanbul: Managing a Global Heritage City”, Fourth International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, 22-25 July 2014, Guimaraes. (paper presentation).
“From Universal to Local: Challenges of Safeguarding the Vernacular Architecture in Turkey”, CIAV 2013 International Conference on Vernacular Architecture, 16-20 October 2013, Vila Nova Cerveira. (paper presentation).
“Global Heritage Cities: A New Perspective for the Adaptation of the Historic Urban Landscape Approach to the Globalised Urban Context”, International Conference of Heritage, Cities and Sustainable Development, 30-31 May 2013, Paris. (paper presentation, Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship).
“Managing Complexity of World Heritage Sites in European Global Cities”, Young Cultural Policy Researchers Forum - Cultural Policy Research Award 2012, 11-12 September 2012, London. (Cultural Policy Research Award 2012 finalist presentation).
“Managing Complexity of Global Heritage Cities”, Association of Critical Heritage Studies – Inaugural Conference, 5-8 June 2012, Gothenburg. (paper presentation).
“Heritage in Conflict: Critical Analysis of Approaches to the Built Heritage in the Old City of Al Quds/Jerusalem”, IRCICA Al Quds/Jerusalem 2015 Project 4th Seminar, 27-28 January 2012, Istanbul. (paper presentation).
“Transforming Built Heritage: The Adaptive Re-use of Historic Buildings under the Influence of Contemporary Techniques and Methods – the case of Macka Armory”, International Conference on Materiality, Memory and Cultural Heritage, 25-29 May 2011, Istanbul. (paper presentation).
Ikiz, D. (2016). The Historical Security Zone in the Dolmabahce Region: Military Buildings. The Memory of Space in Dolmabahce. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press.
Tanyeli, G. and Ikiz, D. (2015). The Cultural Heritage of Water in Turkey. The cultural heritages of water in the Middle East and Maghreb, pp: 165-181. Paris: ICOMOS.
Ikiz, D. (2014). ComplexCity Istanbul: Managing a Global Heritage City. Heritage 2014 – Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, pp: 63-70. Barcelos: Green Line Institute.
Koksal, G. T., Ikiz, D. and Coskun, B. S. (2013). From Universal to Local: Challenges of Safeguarding the Vernacular Architecture in Turkey. Vernacular Heritage and Earthen Architecture: Contributions for Sustainable Development, pp:543-548. Florence: CRC Press.
Ikiz, D. (2013). Heritage in Conflict: Critical Analysis of Approaches to Built Heritage in the Old City of Al Quds/Jerusalem. IRCICA Al Quds/Jerusalem 2015 Project: The Fourth Seminar Report. Istanbul: IRCICA Publications.
Tanyeli, G. and Ikiz, D. (2009). Bomonti Brewery: A Case Study for the Historic Evolution of Industrial Buildings in Istanbul. TUBA (Turkish Academy of Sciences) Journal of Cultural Inventory 7, pp: 109-121.
Other relevant information
My PhD research was selected as one of the six finalists for the European Cultural Policy Research Award 2012 and I was awarded the Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship 2013.
From 2013 to 2015, I was an Associate Lecturer and a Supervisor of the Undergraduate Dissertation Module in the School of Architecture. I have also worked in numerous research projects on the fields of archaeological research, urban rehabilitation, historic conservation and heritage management commissioned by the European Union, IRCICA (Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture), ICOMOS, Europa Nostra Turkey and various universities.