Researcher, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.
Dr. Matej Nikšič is an architect working in the fields of urban planning and urban design. He is a researcher at the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS). His research interests cover the issues of liveability and sustainability of urban settlements, urban dynamics and form, urban regeneration, participatory planning and provision of urban public spaces.
He is a co-author of Public Space and Urban Justice (2017), Human Cities — Challenging the city scale (2018) and Enabling the City (forthcoming). He works in inter- and trans-disciplinary teams at the national and international levels. He is part of a core team developing new urban planning policies and recommendations for the national spatial planning ministry. He is affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana as a lecturer of research methods and techniques. In his work he finds challenges in translating the rich legacy of research projects into urban planning practice. He used to be an urban activist too encouraging more sustainable urban behaviours by promoting sustainable mobility patterns (Do the right mix — V troje initiative).