Hulya is an urban planner, demographer and researcher with over 10 years of industry experience with both local government and non-government sectors. She is the principal consultant at Planning Perspectives Plus, an Adelaide based-small planning and demography consultancy business.
Hulya completed her Masters thesis on the demography of higher-density neighbourhoods at University of South Australia (UniSA), in 2011. She is currently completing her PhD on the role of child and youth friendly places in creating socially and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods in the context of active travel and active play at the School of Art, Architecture and Design at UniSA, sponsored by CRC Low Carbon Living. She also works as a sessional academic at the Urban Planning discipline at UniSA.