Ozlem Edizel

Senior Lecturer

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I am a senior lecturer in Events and Tourism. I have a PhD on the governance of sustainable event-led regeneration, based on London 2012. I hold MA and BA in City and Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Between 2006 and 2010, I worked as a researcher at the METU-Research and Implementation Centre for Built Environment and Design (RICBED) and took part in several projects undertaken for the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and the EU.

Currently, I am also working as a researcher at an AHRC project, Hydrocitizenship at the Middlesex University. Moreover, I co-organize the RSA Mega-Events Research Network seminar series. I am an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I teach on events and tourism at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have taught a range of subjects including tourism planning, mega-events, events and heritage tourism, sociology of cities, world cities and research methods. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.

My research interests include urban regeneration and mega-events, sustainable development, urban tourism, urban governance, destination image and place marketing and cultural and creative industries.

I have been involved in several national and international research projects. Currently, I am working as a researcher at Middlesex University for an AHRC funded project, Hydrocitizenship. This project aims to investigate, and make creative contributions to the ways in which citizens and communities live with each other and their environment in relation to water in a range of UK neighborhoods (Borth, Bristol, London, and Shipley).

2014

Mega-events as a catalyst for place-marketing: exploring Izmir EXPO 2015 candidacy and Istanbul ECoC 2010 (2014)
Edizel, O. 2014. Mega-events as a catalyst for place-marketing: exploring Izmir EXPO 2015 candidacy and Istanbul ECoC 2010. Regions Magazine. 295 (1), pp. 14-15.
Book review: The cultural moment in tourism, edited by Smith L., Waterton E. and Watson S. (2014)
Edizel, O. 2014. Book review: The cultural moment in tourism, edited by Smith L., Waterton E. and Watson S. Journal of Heritage Tourism. 9 (2), pp. 189-190.

2013

Mega-events as a place marketing strategy in entrepreneurial cities: Izmir Expo 2015 candidacy as a roadmap for hosting Expo 2020 (2013)
Edizel, O. 2013. Mega-events as a place marketing strategy in entrepreneurial cities: Izmir Expo 2015 candidacy as a roadmap for hosting Expo 2020. Town Planning Review. 84 (5), pp. 633-657.

2014

Governance of sustainable event-led regeneration: the case of London 2012 Olympics (2014)
Edizel, O. 2014. Governance of sustainable event-led regeneration: the case of London 2012 Olympics. PhD thesis Brunel University Department of Design

2009

Mega-events as a place marketing strategy in entrepreneurial cities: stakeholder analysis of Izmir EXPO 2015 candidacy period (2009)
Edizel, O. 2009. Mega-events as a place marketing strategy in entrepreneurial cities: stakeholder analysis of Izmir EXPO 2015 candidacy period. Masters thesis Middle East Technical University Department of City and Regional Planning

2013

Dressing up London (2013)
Edizel, O., Evans, G. and Dong, H. 2013. Dressing up London. in: Girginov, V. (ed.) Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, volume 2 London Routledge. pp. 19-35

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