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Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes

Senior Lecturer, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University

Dr Aysin Dedekorkut Howes is an urban and environmental planner with over twenty years of experience in teaching and researching in the United States, Turkey, and Australia and is an award-winning lecturer and researcher. She has a PhD from Florida State University, USA, a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Clemson University, USA and a Bachelor of City Planning degree from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University’s School of Environment and Science, a member of Griffith University’s Cities Research Institute and Program Director of Urban and Environmental Planning. Aysin has expertise in environmental planning, natural resource management, governance and collaborative planning, regional planning, and growth management. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation and disaster resilience, water resource management, and urbanisation in subtropical areas and coastal cities.


  • 2008–present
    Senior Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2004–2008
    Assistant Professor, Izmir Institute of Technology


  • 2004 
    Florida State University, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning
  • 1996 
    Clemson University, Master of City and Regional Planning
  • 1992 
    Middle East Technical University, Bachelor of City Planning


  • 2021
    Can public awareness, knowledge and engagement improve climate change adaptation policies?, Discover Sustainability
  • 2021
    Planning for a Different Kind of Sea Change: Lessons from Australia for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding, Climate Policy
  • 2021
    Delivering Better Urban Greenspace: The Role of Governance Factors, Planning Theory and Practice
  • 2021
    A Framework for Using the Concept of Urban Resilience Help in Responding to Climate-Related Disasters, Urban Research and Practice
  • 2020
    Under pressure: Factors shaping urban greenspace provision in a mid-sized city, Cities
  • 2020
    When the tide gets high: A review of adaptive responses to sea level rise and coastal flooding, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  • 2020
    Responding to Change: Lessons from Water Management for Metropolitan Governance, Australian Planner
  • 2018
    Factors shaping urban greenspace provision: A systematic review of the literature, Landscape and Urban Planning
  • 2018
    Adapting or maladapting: Building resilience to climate-related disasters in coastal cities, Cities
  • 2017
    Environmental Sustainability: A case of policy implementation failure?, Sustainability
  • 2017
    Not Waving, Drowning: Can Local Government Policies on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Resilience Make a Difference?, Urban Policy and Research
  • 2017
    Between hype and veracity; Privatization of Municipal Solid Waste Management and its Impacts on the Informal Waste Sector, Waste Management
  • 2016
    Interrogating resilience: toward a typology to improve its operationalization, Ecology and Society
  • 2016
    A Comprehensive Sustainability Assessment Framework for Ex-Post Evaluation of Private Sector Participation in Municipal Solid Waste Management, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
  • 2016
    Marine governance to avoid tipping points: Can we adapt the adaptability envelope?, Marine Policy
  • 2015
    The Gold Coast: Australia’s Playground?, Cities
  • 2013
    Gold Coast is Not Only All That Glitters: Understanding Visitor and Resident Perceptions of the Gold Coast, Australian Planner
  • 2010
    Tempering Growth: Planning for the Challenges of Climate Change and Growth Management in SEQ, Australian Planner

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Higher Education Academy

Research Areas

  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)
  • Urban And Regional Planning (1205)