Ana Peric
Senior Researcher / Lecturer


Ana Perić, architect and urban planner, is a Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. At the same faculty, she obtained a doctorate in Urban Planning (2013) awarded from the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. During her education, she received six grants, including the Foundation for Young Talents Grant (2010/2011) and the Swiss Governance Excellence Scholarship (2014/2015) for PhD and postdoc research conducted at ETH Zurich, as well as the Fulbright Foundation Grant (2021) for visiting scholar research at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Ana's research focuses on spatial and urban planning, urban research methodology, planning culture, collaborative planning tools, methods and theory, and brownfield regeneration. Financed by ETH Zurich, АRL (Academy for Spatial Development, Hannover), and Future Cities Lab (Singapore ETH Zurich Centre), she has participated in ten international research projects on various topics and scales: from spatial development and urban governance in European macro-regions to green and dense neighbourhoods. The research results have been published in 6 books (authored and co-edited), more than 70 academic journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, and several policy papers and strategic guidelines.

Ana actively serves on review boards for two international journals (Urban and Regional Planning and Athens Journal of Architecture) and the Excellence in Education board of AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning). Dedicated to combining research with practical assignments, she has been active as a working group member of the European Commission Corridor Coordinators focused on the Orient/East-Med Corridor; coordinator of the ARL project on integrated spatial and transport development along the Hamburg-Athens axis; member of the Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance; and co-founder of UN-Habitat/ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) Community of Practice on Urban Innovation. Since 2016, she has been part of the ISOCARP Board, responsible for ISOCARP awards and, more recently, publications.

1. Blagojevic, M. & Peric, A. (2021). The diffusion of participatory planning ideas and practices: the case of socialist Yugoslavia, 1961-1982. Journal of Urban History. https://doi.org/10.1177/00961442211044501.
2. Sijakovic, M. & Peric, A. (2021). Sustainable architectural design: towards climate change mitigation. Archnet-IJAR (International Journal of Architectural Research), 15(2), 385-400, https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-05-2020-0097.
3. Peric, A. & Miljus, M. (2021). The regeneration of military brownfields in Serbia: moving towards deliberative planning practice? Land Use Policy, 102, Article 105222, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105222.
4. Peric, A. & D’hondt, F. (2020). Squandering the territorial capital in the Balkans? Urban megaprojects between global trends and local incentives. URBAN DESIGN International. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41289-020-00146-2.
5. Peric, A. (2020). Public engagement under authoritarian entrepreneurialism: the Belgrade Waterfront project. Urban Research and Practice, 13(2), 213-227, https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2019.1670469.

Coordinator of the project "Spatial and Transport Development along the European Corridors: An Example of the Corridor 22, Hamburg–Athens" (2015-2019)

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