Dr. rer. nat.
Lita Akmentiņa
Cities Expert & Researcher


Work experience:
Apr 2023 – present: Cities Expert & Researcher at the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
Feb 2020 – Jan 2023: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Sept 2015 – Jan 2020: Project Manager at the Department of Doctoral Studies, Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Aug 2008 – Feb 2012: Project Coordinator, Data Pro Group Ltd. (Latvia)

Mar 2012 – May 2017: Doctoral Studies, Dresden Leibniz Graduate School/TU Dresden, Faculty of Environmental Sciences (Germany)
Sep 2008 – Dec 2010: Professional Master’s Degree in Spatial Development Planning, University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences (Latvia)
Sep 2002 – Jun 2006: Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, University of Latvia, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences (Latvia)

(1) Akmentina, L. (2022) E-participation and engagement in urban planning: experiences from the Baltic cities. Urban Research and Practice [Article in Press]. https://doi.org/10.1080/17535069.2022.2068965
(2) Kizika, V.; Akmentiņa, L. (2022) Broadening Public Engagement in Spatial Planning through Digital Participatory Mapping: Experiences from Latvia. Architecture and Urban Planning, 18 (1), pp. 17-25. https://doi.org/10.2478/aup-2022-0004
(3) Akmentiņa, L. (2020) Participatory Planning in Post-socialist Cities: A Case Study of Riga. Architecture and Urban Planning, 16 (1), pp. 17-25. https://doi.org/10.2478/aup-2020-0004
(4) Akmentina, L. (2018) Resilience to Urban Shrinkage in Riga. Dissertation. Published online: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa-232632

  • Spatial & state & regional planning
  • Urban planning & development
  • Social sciences, cultural sciences, demography