Matej Nikšič

Matej Nikšič is an architect and urban planner who works as a researcher at the Urban Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and teaches urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. He conducts research in the fields of public space, urban renewal, participatory urbanism and the experiential dimensions of the built environment. He leads applicable research projects in support of the national urban planning regulation reform and participates in the international programs for Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Interreg and Creative Europe, is an active member of the  International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP). He leads the Slovenian part of the European partnership Human Cities, which develops new approaches to the participatory improvement of public space in urban and other settlements. He is the co-author of various publications, including Public Space and Urban Justice (2017), Human Cities - Challenging the City Scale (2018) and Enabling the City (2021 - forthcoming).