Dr Bilge Serin

  • Research Associate, Research Associate (Urban Studies)

telephone: 0141 330 2963
email: Bilge.Serin@glasgow.ac.uk

Olympia Building, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow, G40 1BW

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3005-0549

Biography

Bilge Serin works as a Research Associate at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE). She is an urban researcher with a diverse background including urban design, urban development, urban politics and architecture. She worked at the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and Middle East Technical University as well as the Chamber of City Planners in Turkey before joining CaCHE.

Bilge has completed her PhD in Urban Studies at Heriot-Watt University on the contemporary commodification of urban space via private neighbourhoods in Istanbul. Her research interests are discourses and their role in the production of urban space, representations of urban space in mass media, imagining and representation of urban futures, everyday life (particularly in controlled living environments), urban design and neighbourhııd placemaking, and the dynamics of contemporary commodification of urban space.  

Research interests

  • Discursive formation of urban space, representations of urban space in mass media, imagining and representation of urban futures and housing
  • Urban design and neighbourhood placemaking
  • Everyday life in mediated living environments
  • Dynamics of contemporary commodification urban space

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 39.

2020

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2020) Delivering design value: The housing design quality conundrum. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Serin, B. and Hastings, A. (2020) Suburbs are becoming increasingly diverse – urban development and the pandemic will transform them further. Conversation, 30 Nov.

Irak, D. and Serin, B. (2020) Production of Space from Digital Front: From Everyday Life to Everyday Politics of Networked Practices. Unpacking ‘the Opposition’ in Undemocratic Regimes: The Role, Transformation and Challenges of the Oppositional Actors in Turkey and Beyond, 27- 28 Nov 2020.

Serin, B. , Smith, H. and McWilliams, C. (2020) The role of the state in the commodification of urban space: the case of branded housing projects, Istanbul. European Urban and Regional Studies, 27(4), pp. 342-358. (doi: 10.1177/0969776420920921)

Serin, B. (2020) Producing Exclusionary Urban Space as a Mainstream Neoliberal Practice: The Case of Private Neighbourhoods. CPERN Mid-Term Workshop, 19-20 June 2020.

Soaita, A. M. , Serin, B. and Preece, J. (2020) A methodological quest for systematic literature mapping. International Journal of Housing Policy, 20(3), pp. 320-343. (doi: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1649040)

2019

Serin, B. (2019) Branded Verticality: Discursive Formation of Contemporary High-Rise Residential Developments. Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

Serin, B. (2019) Inequality is being built into cities: segregated playgrounds are just the start. Conversation, 8 May.

Payne, S., Serin, B., James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Serin, B. (2019) The Banality of evil: Discrimination Within Everyday Life. 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, UK, 20-23 Aug 2019.

Serin, B. and Peker, E. (2019) Retrofitting existing housing stock to achieve CO2 reduction targets. Heritage Turkey, 9, pp. 23-24. (doi: 10.18866/biaa2019.12)

2018

Serin, B. , Kintrea, K. and Gibb, K. (2018) Social housing in Scotland. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Serin, B. , Kenny, T., White, J. and Samual, F. (2018) Design Value at the neighbourhood scale: what does it mean and how do we measure it? Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Serin, B. (2018) Reviewing the Housing Supply Literature: a Literature Mapping. Working Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Serin, B. (2018) Public-led Exclusion: the Case of Branded Housing Projects, Istanbul. ENHR International Conference: More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, egregation, Uppsala, Sweden, 26-29 Jun 2018.

Serin, B., Samuel, F., White, J. , Kenny, T. and Foye, C. (2018) The Value of Design in Housing and Neighbourhoods. ENHR International Conference: More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, Segregation, Uppsala, Sweden, 26-29 Jun 2018.

Serin, B. (2018) Cross Disciplinary Review of Placemaking Literature: a Literature Mapping. Working Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

Soaita, A. , Serin, B. and Preece, J. (2018) A Methodological Quest for Fast Literature Mapping Within the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

Serin, B., White, J. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F. and Foye, C. (2018) Housing Placemaking: What is the Value of Design? [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

Serin, B. , Kenny, T., White, J. and Samuel, F. (2018) Design Value at the Neighbourhood Scale: What Does It Mean and How Do We Measure It? Housing Studies Association Conference, Sheffield, UK, 10-12 Apr 2018.

2017

Serin, B. (2017) How Utopia Became a Real Estate Leaflet? [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) "Have you noticed the change in the city?" - Mass Media and Housing Futures in Turkey. [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) “Ever wanted something more?” – Mass Media Representation and Housing Futures. [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) How Utopia Became a Real Estate Leaflet? Planetary Futures Conference: Imagining the Future - Financial Capitalism and the Social Imagination, London, UK, 11 Jul 2017.

Serin, B. (2017) Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis. The Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 26 Jun 2017.

2016

Serin, B. (2016) A questionable Robin Hood story: branded housing projects and public-led commodification of urban space. Research Turkey, 5(7), pp. 6-23.

Serin, B. (2016) The promised territories: the production of branded housing projects in contemporary Turkey. European Journal of Turkish Studies, 2016(23),

2015

Serin, B. (2015) Illiberal Production of Urban Space: The Case of Branded Housing Projects in İstanbul, Turkey. Populism, Majoritarianism and Crises of Liberal Democracy: Modes of Illiberal Governance in Comparative Perspective, Graz, Austria, 1-3 Oct 2015.

Serin, B. (2015) Commodifying the Utopia. The Ideal City: Between Myth and Reality - Representations, Policies, Contradictions and Challenges for Tomorrow's Urban Life, Urbino, Italy, 27-29 Aug 2015.

Serin, B. (2015) Daily Life in a ‘Branded Housing Project’: Control, Mediation, and Commodification. Annual Conference of the AESOP Urban Cultures and Public Spaces Group, Glasgow, UK, 4-6 Jun 2015.

2014

Serin, B. (2014) Branded Housing Projects in Istanbul: Commodification of Access Rights to the Urban Infrastructure. Critical Geographies of Urban Infrastructure: Annual Conference of the Urban Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, 6-7 Nov 2014.

2012

Serin, B. (2012) Projects and Urban Structure: Comparative Analysis of Integration of Housing Projects to Urban Structure. 26th Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Ankara, Turkey, 11-15 Jul 2012.

Serin, B. (2012) Agro tourism. In: Ersoy, M. (ed.) Kentsel Planlama Ansiklopedik Sözlük = Urban Planning Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Ninova: Istanbul, pp. 6-8. ISBN 9786058844421

Serin, B. (2012) Ecotourism. In: Ersoy, M. (ed.) Kentsel Planlama Ansiklopedik Sözlük = Urban Planning Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Ninova: Istanbul, pp. 104-106. ISBN 9786058844421

2011

Serin, B. (2011) Design Control Framework-aimed Design Guides in Urban Design Guidance, the UK Case. 2nd Urban and Regional Research Network Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, 2011.

2009

Serin, B. (2009) Comparative Evaluation of a Regeneration Project for Culturally Diverse, Historical, Inner-City Area of İstanbul; the Case of Sulukule Regeneration Project. 23rd Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Liverpool, UK, 15-18 Jul 2009.

2008

Serin, B. (2008) Preference Model: A Quantitative Approach To Spatial Planning Decisions, the Case of Istanbul Metropolitan Area. AESOP-ACSP Joint Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, 6-11 Jul 2008.

This list was generated on Sat Sep 18 11:44:03 2021 BST.
Number of items: 39.

Articles

Serin, B. and Hastings, A. (2020) Suburbs are becoming increasingly diverse – urban development and the pandemic will transform them further. Conversation, 30 Nov.

Serin, B. , Smith, H. and McWilliams, C. (2020) The role of the state in the commodification of urban space: the case of branded housing projects, Istanbul. European Urban and Regional Studies, 27(4), pp. 342-358. (doi: 10.1177/0969776420920921)

Soaita, A. M. , Serin, B. and Preece, J. (2020) A methodological quest for systematic literature mapping. International Journal of Housing Policy, 20(3), pp. 320-343. (doi: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1649040)

Serin, B. (2019) Inequality is being built into cities: segregated playgrounds are just the start. Conversation, 8 May.

Serin, B. and Peker, E. (2019) Retrofitting existing housing stock to achieve CO2 reduction targets. Heritage Turkey, 9, pp. 23-24. (doi: 10.18866/biaa2019.12)

Serin, B. (2016) A questionable Robin Hood story: branded housing projects and public-led commodification of urban space. Research Turkey, 5(7), pp. 6-23.

Serin, B. (2016) The promised territories: the production of branded housing projects in contemporary Turkey. European Journal of Turkish Studies, 2016(23),

Book Sections

Serin, B. (2012) Agro tourism. In: Ersoy, M. (ed.) Kentsel Planlama Ansiklopedik Sözlük = Urban Planning Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Ninova: Istanbul, pp. 6-8. ISBN 9786058844421

Serin, B. (2012) Ecotourism. In: Ersoy, M. (ed.) Kentsel Planlama Ansiklopedik Sözlük = Urban Planning Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Ninova: Istanbul, pp. 104-106. ISBN 9786058844421

Research Reports or Papers

White, J. T. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F., Foye, C. , James, G. and Serin, B. (2020) Delivering design value: The housing design quality conundrum. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Payne, S., Serin, B., James, G. and Adams, D. (2019) How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Serin, B. , Kintrea, K. and Gibb, K. (2018) Social housing in Scotland. Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), Glasgow.

Serin, B. , Kenny, T., White, J. and Samual, F. (2018) Design Value at the neighbourhood scale: what does it mean and how do we measure it? Project Report. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Serin, B. (2018) Reviewing the Housing Supply Literature: a Literature Mapping. Working Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Serin, B. (2018) Cross Disciplinary Review of Placemaking Literature: a Literature Mapping. Working Paper. UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Irak, D. and Serin, B. (2020) Production of Space from Digital Front: From Everyday Life to Everyday Politics of Networked Practices. Unpacking ‘the Opposition’ in Undemocratic Regimes: The Role, Transformation and Challenges of the Oppositional Actors in Turkey and Beyond, 27- 28 Nov 2020.

Serin, B. (2020) Producing Exclusionary Urban Space as a Mainstream Neoliberal Practice: The Case of Private Neighbourhoods. CPERN Mid-Term Workshop, 19-20 June 2020.

Serin, B. (2019) Branded Verticality: Discursive Formation of Contemporary High-Rise Residential Developments. Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, London, UK, 27-30 Aug 2019.

Serin, B. (2019) The Banality of evil: Discrimination Within Everyday Life. 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, UK, 20-23 Aug 2019.

Serin, B. (2018) Public-led Exclusion: the Case of Branded Housing Projects, Istanbul. ENHR International Conference: More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, egregation, Uppsala, Sweden, 26-29 Jun 2018.

Serin, B., Samuel, F., White, J. , Kenny, T. and Foye, C. (2018) The Value of Design in Housing and Neighbourhoods. ENHR International Conference: More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, Segregation, Uppsala, Sweden, 26-29 Jun 2018.

Payne, S., Adams, D. , Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Contemporary Practices in Speculative Housing Provision. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

Soaita, A. , Serin, B. and Preece, J. (2018) A Methodological Quest for Fast Literature Mapping Within the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. HSA Conference 2018: Professionalism, Policy and Practice; Exploring the Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies, Sheffield, UK, 11-13 Apr 2018.

Serin, B. , Kenny, T., White, J. and Samuel, F. (2018) Design Value at the Neighbourhood Scale: What Does It Mean and How Do We Measure It? Housing Studies Association Conference, Sheffield, UK, 10-12 Apr 2018.

Serin, B. (2017) How Utopia Became a Real Estate Leaflet? Planetary Futures Conference: Imagining the Future - Financial Capitalism and the Social Imagination, London, UK, 11 Jul 2017.

Serin, B. (2017) Doing Architectural Research: Socio-political Perspectives on Theories, Methodologies and Praxis. The Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 26 Jun 2017.

Serin, B. (2015) Illiberal Production of Urban Space: The Case of Branded Housing Projects in İstanbul, Turkey. Populism, Majoritarianism and Crises of Liberal Democracy: Modes of Illiberal Governance in Comparative Perspective, Graz, Austria, 1-3 Oct 2015.

Serin, B. (2015) Commodifying the Utopia. The Ideal City: Between Myth and Reality - Representations, Policies, Contradictions and Challenges for Tomorrow's Urban Life, Urbino, Italy, 27-29 Aug 2015.

Serin, B. (2015) Daily Life in a ‘Branded Housing Project’: Control, Mediation, and Commodification. Annual Conference of the AESOP Urban Cultures and Public Spaces Group, Glasgow, UK, 4-6 Jun 2015.

Serin, B. (2014) Branded Housing Projects in Istanbul: Commodification of Access Rights to the Urban Infrastructure. Critical Geographies of Urban Infrastructure: Annual Conference of the Urban Geography Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK, 6-7 Nov 2014.

Serin, B. (2012) Projects and Urban Structure: Comparative Analysis of Integration of Housing Projects to Urban Structure. 26th Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Ankara, Turkey, 11-15 Jul 2012.

Serin, B. (2011) Design Control Framework-aimed Design Guides in Urban Design Guidance, the UK Case. 2nd Urban and Regional Research Network Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, 2011.

Serin, B. (2009) Comparative Evaluation of a Regeneration Project for Culturally Diverse, Historical, Inner-City Area of İstanbul; the Case of Sulukule Regeneration Project. 23rd Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning, Liverpool, UK, 15-18 Jul 2009.

Serin, B. (2008) Preference Model: A Quantitative Approach To Spatial Planning Decisions, the Case of Istanbul Metropolitan Area. AESOP-ACSP Joint Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, 6-11 Jul 2008.

Website

Serin, B., White, J. , Kenny, T., Samuel, F. and Foye, C. (2018) Housing Placemaking: What is the Value of Design? [Website]

Adams, D. , Payne, S., Serin, B. and James, G. (2018) Land and housing supply: It's about more than just build out rates. [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) How Utopia Became a Real Estate Leaflet? [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) "Have you noticed the change in the city?" - Mass Media and Housing Futures in Turkey. [Website]

Serin, B. (2017) “Ever wanted something more?” – Mass Media Representation and Housing Futures. [Website]

This list was generated on Sat Sep 18 11:44:03 2021 BST.

Grants

 

College of Social Science Research Fund (2020-2021) (Principal Investigator): Funding for the research project “From Charity to Solidarity: COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups in Scotland”

Scottish Funding Council Climate Emergency Collaboration Challenge (2020-2022) (Researcher): Funding for the research project “Evaluating options and outcomes in the retrofit of pre-1919 Glasgow tenement housing” (led by Prof Ken Gibb (University of Glasgow))

British Institute Strategic Research Initiatives Research Grant (2019-2021) (Principal Investigator): Funding for the research project “Exploring the Potentials and Challenges of Retrofitting Housing Stock”

Partnership Collaboration Awards (University of Glasgow and University of Sydney) (2019) (Researcher): Funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for exchange visits (awarded to the research team led by Prof Ken Gibb (University of Glasgow) and Prof Nicole Gurran (University of Sydney))

Urban Studies Research Incentivisation Fund (2019) (Principal Investigator): Funding for the research project “Branding Architecture”

Middle East Technical University Visiting Researcher Fellowship (2016)

RC21-IJURR-FURS Summer School on Comparative Urban Studies Fellowship (2015)

French Institute for Anatolian Studies Short Term Bursary (2014)

 

Teaching

Contributing (UG/PGT) to the courses below:

  • Sustainable Housing Development (Postgraduate)
  • Housing: Policy, Welfare and Market (Undergraduate)
  • Public Policy (Undergraduate)

Additional information

Personal blog:

www.bilgeserin.com