Ayse Pamuk is Tenured Full Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at
San Francisco State University. She joined San Francisco State faculty in 2000 and served as Chair of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 2008-2011.
Her internationally recognized scholarship addresses urban development in a comparative
perspective, with an emphasis on housing. Her expertise is in housing and urban policy,
international planning, and research methods, including GIS. She is the author of Mapping Global
Cities: GIS Methods in Urban Analysis (ESRI Press, 2006). She has advised national
and local governments in Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazil on low income housing
policy. She has been a consultant to the World Bank. She holds PhD and MCP degrees in city
and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Professor Pamuk is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National
Science Foundation grant to integrate GIS into social science research methods curricula.
Her research-based articles have been published in leading urban studies and urban
planning journals including International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban
Studies, Habitat International, and Journal of Planning Education and
Research. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of
Planning Education and Research and serving on national committees of the Association
of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP).
She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for urban planning
students at the University of Virginia and has lectured worldwide. At SFSU, she teaches
Housing Policy and Planning, Data Analysis, Dynamics of the American City, and the Urban Studies and Planning Senior
- "Immigration and urban development" In Local
Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice edited by Gary Hack, Eugenie Birch,
Paul Sedway, and Mitchell Silver. Washington, DC: International City Management
Association (ICMA) "Green book" fourth edition. (2009)
- "Favela-Bairro: New Trends in Upgrading Rio de Janeiro's
Favelas" (with Fernando Cavallieri) In FavelaMetropolis edited by Elisabeth
Blum and Peter Neitzke. Bauwelt Fundamente 130. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser, 2004, pp.
16- 42 (translated to German)
- "Tools for a Land and Housing Market Diagnosis" In The
Challenge of Urban Government: Policies and Practices edited by Maria Emilia Friere
and Richard Stren. Toronto and Washington, DC: Centre for Urban and Community Studies,
University of Toronto and the World Bank Institute, 2001, pp.253-267 (World
Bank Institute module) (translated to Spanish & Portuguese)
- "The Role of the Institutional Environment in Nonprofit Housing
Sector's Performance: The Case of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region" In the FMF/ACSP-AESOP
Housing Track Conference Proceedings, pp.189-208, Washington, D.C.: Fannie Mae
Housing Foundation, 1997.
- "The Role of Nonprofit Housing Builders in the San Francisco Bay
Area in Serving Low-Income Households with Special Needs" In Housing Question of
the "Others" edited by Emine Komut. Ankara: Chamber of Architects of
Turkey, 1996 (translated to Turkish)
- "Geography of Immigrant Clusters in Global Cities: A Case Study of
San Francisco, 2000" International Journal
of Urban and Regional Research, 28(2): 287-307, June, 2004.
- "Informal Institutional Arrangements in Credit, Land Markets, and
Infrastructure Delivery in Trinidad." International Journal
of Urban and Regional Research 24(2): 379-396, June 2000. (based on funded
research: Formal and Informal Mechanisms in Housing Production in Developing Countries. Lincoln Institute for Land
Policy, Cambridge, MA); Lincoln Institute of Land
Policy, Working Paper No: WP98AP1, Cambridge, MA, 1997.
- "Alleviating Urban Poverty in a Global City: New Trends in Upgrading
Rio-de-Janeiro's Favelas" (with F. Cavallieri) Habitat
International 22(4):449-462, October 1998.
- "The Price of Land for Housing in Trinidad: The Role of Regulatory
Constraints and Implications for Affordability" (with David E. Dowall) Urban Studies 35(2), 1998.
Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics Working Paper No. 95-234).
- "HABITAT II and the Globalization of Ideas" (with Michael
Leaf). Journal of Planning Education
and Research (Fall 1997, Vol:17, No:1, pp.71-78) (also see related material on HABITAT II).
- "Convergence Trends in Formal and Informal Housing Markets: The Case
of Turkey" Journal of
Planning Education and Research. Vol 16(2): 103-113, 1996. (Institute of Urban and
Regional Development, Working Paper No. 589. Berkeley: University of California).
- "Elusive Boundaries of the Informal Housing Sector. Berkeley Planning Journal,
- Housing in Developing Countries: A Select Bibliography and Field
Bib. 273 Chicago: Council of Planning Librarians, 1991.
- "Preliminary Findings on San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Housing
Developers." (with Karen S. Christensen) Berkeley Planning Journal,
Other Working Papers
Applied Research Reports
- Data for Modules,
Space, Culture, and Urban Policy: Integrating GIS into Social Science Research Methods
Courses (NSF grant DUE-0228878), SFSU Public Research
Institute, Aug. 11, 2003; Sep. 24, 2003 (rev)
- Children Under
5 years of Age in Poverty in San Francisco, SFSU Public Research Institute, January
- Spatial Distribution of
Family Income and Poverty in San Francisco, 2000. SFSU Public Research
Institute, November 2002.
- San Francisco's
Children & the Need for Head Start Centers (with Richard LeGates, et.al.), Mapping
the Children Research Group at Institute for Civic
and Community Engagement, Feb. 2002.
- Regional Highlights, Bay Area Economic Pulse for the Bay Area Council,
Spring 2001 issue (Economic Editor)