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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Center for Spatial Sociology (UL)
Sociology

 Contact details
Contact personMatjaz Ursic
Assistant Professor, Research Scientis 
StreetKardeljeva ploscad 5 
Address 1000 - Ljubljana (Slovenia) 
Phone0038615805349 
EmailShow Email
Webhttp://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/en/home
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypePublic Body 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Cultural studies
» Geography
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Statistics
» Other formal sciences
» Architecture and design
» Environmental sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
urban sociology, cultural geography, urban regeneration, urban revitalisation, urban renovation, creative economies

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Matjaz Ursic is a researcher at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences. He is a member of the Centre for Spatial Sociology. His research interests focus on the processes of socio-cultural transformation of cities and contemporary urban phenomena in the circumstances of globalisation. Important research interests also include society development, cultural geography, analysis of (sub)cultures, urban migration and spatial systems with particular reference to transformations due to processes of urban regeneration, revitalisation and renovation. As an assistant professor he teaches “Urban cultures” at the Faculty of Social Sciences and “Urban sociology” at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and Faculty of Design, University of Primorska. Working experience include research and lecturing on various international institutes and universities (Tokyo Metropolitan University, University of Seoul, Kwangwoon University). He is recipient of research grants from the Japan Foundation (2009) and the Korea Foundation (2012). As a researcher he took part in various research-developmental projects with city municipalities and art institutions that deal with revitalisation schemes and the changing role of city centres (e.g. “SOSTENUTO – Thinking Culture as a Factor of Economic and Social Innovation” - project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assitance. MED – Europe in the Mediterranean; Project: “Second Chance” - programme CENTRAL EUROPE, financed by ERDF; Project: “REurban Mobil - Mobilising Reurbanisation on Condition of Demo- graphic Change” – part of 5th EU Framework programme - Supported by the European Commission; Project: “Civitas Elan (City – Vitality – Sustainability)” – part of the “7th EU Framework programme: “Mobilising citizens for vital cities”; Project: “Development strategy for an urban-rural partnership” (ARRS, Ljubljana)) etc. He also participates in the editorial boards of scientific journals and is the author of a number of publications from the field of urban sociology.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges

 Project participation
 
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
FunctionPartner
Project TitleMobilising citizens for vital cities
AcronymELAN
Specific ThemeTransport system and mobility
Project websitehttp://www.civitas.eu/
CoordinatorZdenka Simonovic (COL- City of Ljubljana)
 
Project #2
Project TypeOther (International)
FunctionPartner
Project TitleFrom Industrial Use to Creative Impulse
AcronymSecond Chance
Specific ThemeCENTRAL EUROPE Programme
Project websitehttp://www.secondchanceproject.eu/wp/?page_id=103
CoordinatorCity of Nuremberg

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