Prof. Dr. Ayşe Nilay Evcil is currently a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture in Beykent University. Her major research interests focus on urban design, quality of life in cities, universal design and designing for people with disabilities/seniors/children,publicspaces and accessibility, housing environments and gated communities and inclusive tourism. Dr. Evcil completed herPh.D. in 2001, her MSc in 1996 and her BSc in 1992 from Istanbul Technical University. She has 22 years of experience in research & teaching at Beykent University. She has published 14 research papers in peer reviewed international and national journals and has also written chapters on universal design, gated communities and quality of life. She has delivered many lectures at various national and international conferences. She also wrote a book; Design for All‐Universal Design in Turkish.