Boštjan Kerbler

PhD, Geography

Phone: +386 (0)1 420 13 38

Research themes

  • Demography and housing studies (ageing population)
  • Living environments for the elderly
  • Accessibility of built environment for persons with functional impairments


Bostjan Kerbler has PhD in social geography and is senior research associate with many years of experience in the theoretical and empirical research. Already at the time of the study he received two awards for outstanding research achievements. His specialist area of work are demographic and housing studies, including, in particular, the ageing of the population as well as the design and adaptation of the living environment for the needs of elderly and disabled people. He became well known as the editor in chief of the international indexed scientific journal and rose it to higher levels, for which he received many acknowledgements. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He is a member of the editorial boards of various international scientific journals, a member of the scientific committees of international scientific conferences, a member of several international professional organizations and peer-reviewer of scientific monographs and international scientific journals. He is also ranked as an assistant professor. He lectures at the master's and doctoral studies in the Faculty of Law, Infrastructure and Real Estate Management Department. In addition to teaching he performs mentoring activity. He is an excellent organizer and motivator, and an outstanding advisor and lecturer, which is why he is highly respected and appreciated among people.

Selected current projects

  • Innovative Forms of Living Environments for the Elderly in Slovenia (Informes)
    Slovenian Research Agency (2014 - 2017)
  • The Model of Quality Aging in Place in Slovenia (QAPS)
    ARRS (2017 - 2020)

Selected Achievements

  • Two Awards for outstanding research achievements
  • Editor-in-Chief of the international indexed journal (Scopus Elsevier)
  • Guest lecturer at the University of Zagreb (semester lectures)


Urban Planning institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Trnovski pristan 2
1000 Ljubljana
  + 386 (0)1 420 13 10



Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 13.00
Tuesdays also: 15.00 – 17.00
Summer, July–August:
Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 13.00

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 31


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