Sara Özogul

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sara Özogul is Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences. Her background is in Planning, Urban Studies and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a focus on Human Geography. She completed her PhD in Planning at the University of Amsterdam, received her MSc in Urban Studies from University College London, and holds a BA in Social Sciences from University College Roosevelt. Her research centres around spatial planning and governance complexities, which she approaches from several angles including social policy and property-driven urban development. Previously, she worked as a researcher for the EU-funded project DIVERCITIES (Governing Urban Diversity: Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today’s hyperdiversified cities) and held several teaching positions in the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development at the University of Amsterdam.

Recent Amsterdam posts

Fragmented governance architectures in Amsterdam

Fragmented governance architectures in Amsterdam

In a new publication in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, WHIG researchers Tuna Tasan-Kok and Sara Özogul examine entrepreneurial transformations in Amsterdam’s governance of residential property production.Amsterdam’s governance has been long praised for...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

In a new publication in the journal Planning Practice and Research, WHIG researcher Sara Özogul investigates how planners in Amsterdam learn from interacting with property industry actors, and how their learning experiences travel beyond the project scale to instigate...

One and the same?

One and the same?

Our new article in the Journal of Planning Literature confirms that there is limited academic engagement with investor stratifications. Furthermore, it establishes a new analytical framework for scholars to think along multidimensional lines to prevent...