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Muzaffer Ali Arat is an urban morphologist and urban planner. He is a Researcher at Konya Technical University, and Collaborator Researcher in the Planning and Environmental Assessment (PEA) Research Group, and an integrated PhD Researcher at the Transversal Thematic Area of Urban Morphology at the Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment (CITTA – Centro de Investigação do Território Transportes e Ambiente). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He has an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from Seljuk University. He holds two PhD degrees, the first in Spatial Planning (FEUP-Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto), and the second in Urban and Regional Planning at Konya Technical University. He received the ‘J.W.R Whitehand Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Urban Morphology’ for his thesis developed at the University of Porto. He acts as AESOP Young Academics Network South Eastern Europe (SEE) Regional Ambassador. His research areas include urban morphology, urban design, urban planning, and cities.

Selected Publications


Arat M A (2023). Morphological Regionalization: Strenthening The Conzenian Method. Springer


1 - Oliveira V, Yaygin (Arat) M A (2020) The concept of morphological region: advances and prospects, Urban Morphology, 24(1)

2- Arat M A, Topçu, M (2023). An integrated framework for assessment of urban forms and their transformation. ITU AZ.

Book Chapters

1. Arat, M A, Oliveira, V (2023) Applying a morphological approach to Istanbul’s urban landscape. In P.L Mora, D.L. Viana, F. Morais, J.V. Vaz (Eds.), Formal Methods in Architecture: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture (6FMA), A Coruña 2022 (pp. x-x), Springer