Richard Sendi

PhD, Urban Design

Phone: +386 (0)1 420 13 00 int. 29

Research themes

  • Housing policy and housing systems
  • Operation of the housing market
  • Housing standard, housing management, maintenance and renewal


Richard Sendi is a senior researcher with many years of experience in theoretical and empirical research. He specialises in housing studies, focusing especially on: housing policy; housing systems; operation of the housing market; public and private housing sectors; housing finance and construction; housing standard; housing estate management, maintenance and refurbishment; and urban and architectural aspects of the planning of dwellings and the residential environment. He has led various research groups in the implementation of numerous research projects and also participated as a member of various research teams in other projects. He has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals, authored chapters for books published abroad and has edited several monographs published in Slovenia.

Selected current projects

  • Quality of life in the housing estates of the socialist and post-socialist era: A comparative analysis between Slovenia and Croatia (HESC)
    ARRS (2020 - 2023)
  • Public space for the needs of the elderly in large housing estates in Slovenia (PUSH)
    ARRS (2020 - 2023)
  • CRP- Accessibility of facilities in public use for the needs of the disabled (CRP - Dostopnost)
    ARRS (2020 - 2021)

Selected Achievements

  • Excellent in Science: Asset-based welfare : is housing equity release a viable option for pensioners in Slovenia.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI UE)
  • Member of the Co-ordination Committee of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR)


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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