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Ömer Çavuşoğlu

Ömer Çavuşoğlu is a UK-based researcher and a consultant in urban planning and development. Upon completing a BA in Social and Political Sciences at Sabanci University, Istanbul, he moved to London to obtain an MSc. degree in City Design and Social Science and remained at the LSE between 2008-2014 to work at LSE Cities research centre. He helped set-up and organise the 2009 Istanbul, 2012 London and 2013 Rio de Janeiro Urban Age Conferences around the themes of urban generation, smart cities and infrastructure-driven urban transformation. He managed two major book publications; Living in the Endless City (Phaidon, 2011) and Transforming Urban Economies (Routledge, 2013) and oversaw the Urban Age City Surveys in Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Istanbul where these cities’ residents were asked to identify the qualities of their living environments. He has set up his own consultancy business in March 2014 and advised Daimler AG on the future of new cities, partnered with ZZA to consult two major mixed-use developments in London and works with SMEs and local and national government bodies in Turkey on strategic masterplanning work.