After almost 40 years, Geoffrey & Rita Payne visited Istanbul in order to work on a project and see the city with the guidance of GPA associate Cemre Sahinkaya. During the visit, Paynes got to chance to cross the Bosphorus (actually two continents!) and see the beautiful coastal side of the city in Karakoy.
Spending some time in Taksim Square and Istiklal Street was a lovely refreshment for all!
Geoffrey was delighted to be in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, as a guest lecturer at the Ankara University Faculty of Applied Sciences in late October 2018.
He gave a lecture entitled “Meeting the Global Urban Land and Housing Challenge” in Prof. Dr. Rusen Keles’ “City Economy and Management” class.
The participants consisted of architects, urban planners and geomatics engineers.
At the end of the class, a long Q &A and discussion part took place and the participants could have a chance to ask questions to Geoffrey about his urban planning experiences all around the world.