Aslıgül Göçmen

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Office: 202 Music Hall

Office Hours (Fall 2012): Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Phone: (608) 265-0789


Professor Aslıgül Göçmen's primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of urban environmental sustainability, the role of planners in promoting environmental stewardship, and the application of spatial analysis and geographic information science and systems in urban, environmental and regional planning. She holds a joint appointment at URPL and UW Extension Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Program as a GIS Specialist.

Aslı teaches a course on environmental planning and another on GIS for Planners. Her current research involves an investigation of barriers to the effective use of GIS in planning among local and regional governments in Wisconsin and an investigation about environmental merits of open space conservation subdivisions in Southeast Wisconsin. She is also involved in several collaborative research efforts in the general area of environmental sustainability, which include an investigation of factors that influence farmers' land management practices in the Midwest.

Professor Aslı (pronounced as: äsla) Göçmen received a Ph.D degree in Urban, Technological, and Environmental Planning at the University Of Michigan in 2006. She holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in planning from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and the University of Cincinnati respectively. She has practiced professionally as a planner and GIS specialist in local and regional planning offices in the metropolitan Cincinnati area.