Maja Simoneti

Maja Simoneti, PhD, landscape architect, project manager at IPoP – Institute for Spatial Policies, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maja is licensed landscape architect and spatial planner, interested in public policies and knowledge transfer. She has 30 years of experience in planning and design, she participated in several interdisciplinary projects on national, local and EU level, among others in preparation of National spatial strategy and Master plan for the capital city of Ljubljana. She is skilled in collaboration and  communication and active in advocacy for public participation in planning and management. She is interested in applicative research of urban policies, green space planning and management, playgrounds, gardening, participation, and spatial literacy. In her doctoral, thesis she had linked practice and theory and studied how comprehensive and inclusive the system of spatial planning and management of public green space in Slovenia is. Currently she is involved with sustainable urban development and management, promotion of walking, universal design, relations between public health and urban development. Maja is an active member of Association of Landscape Architects of Slovenia and of Chamber for Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia.