İpek Altuğ Turan earned her PhD degree in landscape architecture in 2010. She is an associate professor and deputy head at the Landscape Architecture Department of Ege University in Turkey. She published several articles, books/chapters, and conference proceedings. Her research focuses on place identity, age-friendly design, walkability, environmental psychology, post-occupancy evaluation of urban built environment. She also teaches landscape design processes. She joined the COST Action 18126 “Writing Urban Places” in order to study different ways to read urban space together with colleagues from different cultures and professional disciplines. Her official page is https://avesis.ege.edu.tr/ipek.altug.turan.