Matej Nikšič

PhD, Arhitecture

Phone: +386 (0)1 420 13 00 int. 44

Research themes

  • urban renewal
  • public space
  • experiental space


Architect and urban planner Matej Nikšič works as a researcher in the fields of urban regeneration, public space design, participatory urbanism, experiential dimensions of space and detailed urban design. He collaborates in national and international basic and applicative research projects. He strives for transferring the research findings to potential users and urban planning practice. He has been coordinating the programme of experts’ lectures at UIRS. He lectures at the Faculty of architecture of the University of Ljubljana within the bachelor and masters programmes of urban planning, and contributes to international module of urban planning studies run by Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Malmö högskola and Politecnico di Milano. He mentors younger colleagues and is the author of scientific, expert and popular publications in the field of spatial planning, an editor and reviewer.

Selected current projects

  • Human Cities: Challenging the City Scale (UCITIES)
    Creative Europe Culture (2014 - 2018)

Selected Achievements

  • member of management group of Thematic group Public spaces and urban cultures at Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
  • co-initiator of initiative V troje
  • Chevening-Valvasor scholar (Oxford Brookes JCUD)


Urban Planning institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Trnovski pristan 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 00
  + 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 00 ext. 31


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