Having completed his doctoral degree on urbanism at TU Delft, the Netherlands in 2013, he has been lecturing at METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning and coordinating the Master of Urban Design Studio as assistant professor. His publications involve the book, Urban Compactness (VDM, 2009), guest editorial for the journal of Built Environment (2011), and several articles, including those in the Journal of Urban Design (2010/15), and Journal of Architectural and Planning Research (2011), Urban Design International (2012) and Urban Morphology (2017). His main research interests are physical planning and design, urban morphology, urban design theory and methodology, and visualisation in urbanism. Within the design team composed by Özer\Ürger Architects and Şemsettin Tugay, Olgu Çalışkan received the first price at Antalya Konyaaltı Waterfront Design Competition in 2015. In the body of TEPAV (The Economic Research Foundation of Turkey), he consulted for the strategic vision project for Gaza urban strip which was proposed both to the Israeli and Palestinian authorities in January 2016. Since his return to Turkey in 2014, he has been a jury member in a series of national and international design competitions.