Elif Köklü

Elif Köklü

Istanbul, TR



Elif Köklü is an Istanbul based Landscape Architect and MSc Urban Designer. She is recently continuing her PhD in Landscape Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. She is interested in examining the transformations of socio-ecological cycles, the interaction of ecosystems and individuals’ experiences with them. Her current research focuses on socio-ecological systems in urban areas in the context of urban agriculture, aiming to support food security and social resilience in urban areas. She is currently working at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Urban Ecological Systems Directorate in Productive Landscapes Department.



Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Parks and Recreation Department, Istanbul, TR, Landscape Architect & Urban Designer

Landscape architect, responsible for the projects in a wide range of fields of study aimed at protecting the historical city orchards, raising environmental awareness to the public, training on urban gardening and permaculture activities, etc., and ensuring the continuity of the transfer of production knowledge.

Jul 2020 - current


Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, PhD, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2017 - current

Lund University, Co-design for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Public Spaces and Services

Sep 2021 - May 2022

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, MArch, Urban Design

Sep 2013 - Jan 2016

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2009 - Feb 2013

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