Fields of activities:
|» Anthropology |
» Area studies
» Gender and sexuality studies
|» Sociology |
» Other social sciences
» Architecture and design
» Environmental sciences
Brief description of your activity focus
demographic changes, active ageing, ageing at home, ageing in place, age-friendly communities, social economy/social entrepreneurship
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Boštjan Kerbler has PhD in Social Geography and works as a researcher at the Urban Planning Institute innovative housing solutions for the elderly,
of the Republic of Slovenia, the main central Slovenian research institution in the fields of spatial
planning. He is specialised in demographic changes, ageing population and
accessibility/planning/housing for the elderly and functionally impaired. He participated in several
national and international projects on:
ageing at home (e.g. home adaptations, innovative care & services, ICT solutions for remote home
planning and design of urban neighbourhoods for the needs of the elderly and disabled – age-friendly
communities (e.g. ensuring barrier-free access, implementing assistive technologies in the built
environment, etc. for ensuring inclusion and participation of the elderly in the local communities),
accessibility for the persons with disabilities,
renewal of large housing estates (from the perspective of the elderly and disabled).
He and his research group have experiences also in the fields, such as:
demographic changes and urban planning/urban governance,
social innovations for empowering people,
social economy/social entrepreneurship.
We endeavor to provide living and working environments that meet the needs and desires of the
EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Demographic changes
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Some selected references of UPIRS:Housing and home care for the elderly and vulnerable people and local partnership strategies in Central
European Cities. Research funded by the Cenral Europe Programme, European Regional Development Fund
A remote home care system for the elderly in Slovenia (possibilities, solutions). Research funded by the National
Demographic change in the Alps: Adaptation strategies to spatial planning and regional development. Research
funded by the EU international cooperation programme for the Alps.
A toolkit for detecting and eliminating the barriers that people with disabilities face in the built environment.
Research funded by the National Research Agency.
Free movements and equal opportunities for all (LivingAll). Research funded by the 6th framework programme of
Restate: Restructuring large housing estates in European cities: Good practices and new visions for sustainable
neighbourhoods and cities. Research funded by the 5th framework programme of the EU.