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Sibel Yıldırım Esen is an architect specialising in cultural heritage conservation. She received her M.Arch, M.Sc., and PhD. in Cultural Heritage Conservation from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. She currently works as Assistant Professor in cultural heritage conservation at METU. Her primary research interests include risk assessment, disaster risk management of cultural heritage, resilience, world heritage, and archaeological heritage conservation and management.
January 2015 - September 2015
- PostDoc Position
- International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship awarded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
This article focuses on natural, institutional, and human factors threatening archaeological sites. A methodology is developed for assessing risks to multiple assets on a territorial scale. The methodology consists of hazard assessment, vulnerability assessment, and risk assessment. Hazard assessment involves identifying hazard exposure areas and m...
Cultural Heritage is increasingly threatened by natural and human-induced hazards. This article focuses on risk governance of cultural heritage and proposes a method, namely the Heritage Resilience Scorecard, for measuring risk governance performance of organisations and agencies that work to protect cultural heritage. The measurement system is bas...
Today historic baths deserve more detailed research on the characteristics of their water supply and heating systems in terms of their efficiency, sustainability, economy and capacity. In this paper, these characteristics are discussed on the case of the water supply and heating systems of “Çukur Hamam” in Manisa, Turkey. Dating to the 14th century...
Bu çalışmada, tarihi konut alanlarında sel ve yangın hasar görebilirliğinin değerlendirilmesine odaklanılmıştır. Ankara’nın önemli kültürel miras alanlarından biri olan Dış Kale’de yer alan tarihi konut dokusunun ve geleneksel Ankara evlerinin sel ve yangına karşı hasar görebilirlikleri irdelenmiş ve risklerin azaltılmasına yönelik alınabilecek önl...
One of the most significant factors that threaten historic settlements and cultural assets is climate change and natural events, frequency and intensity of which have been accelerating. Preventive conservation, prevention, mitigation and disaster risk management are subjects that have been discussed at international level especially in the last 30...
Traditional dwellings despite their environmental credentials, due to age, previous damage, and residents unable to afford even the limited maintenance allowed by restrictive legal framework, may offer poor thermal performance, which is expected to be further exacerbated by changing climate. More than 70% of Turkey’s built heritage stock is compose...
Effective preservation requires a thorough understanding of factors that might result in the destruction of irreplaceable historical evidence. Hence, risk analysis can be a powerful tool for cultural heritage management. Having exceedingly rich cultural assets, Turkey possesses traces of various Anatolian civilizations. However, this heritage is th...
This study focuses on how cultural heritage interpretation can effectively be planned and operated as an integral part of preservation process. The ICOMOS Charter for the Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites, which was initiated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), offers professional principles for ef...
Considering revitalization as a way of improving three interrelated aspects of quality of life including physical quality, social and economic welfare, this study sets out an evaluation framework to measure the success of implementations aiming to revitalize historic commercial places. This framework emerges from the qualities of built environments...
The specific objectives of PROT3CT are to identify cost- effective packages of improvement options to enhance energy performance of traditional dwelling typologies in Turkey, help increase awareness of residents, custodians of heritage, policy makers and academia of climate resiliency, and provide knowledge exchange to establish sustainable impact and collaborative links.