President of the Association of European Schools of Planning AESOP (2020-2022), Professor of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Visiting Professor at East-China Normal University and Peradenyia University of Sri Lanka, UN Habitat III expert, Director of SPECTRA Center of EU Excellence at STU in Bratislava, member of the German Academy for Territorial Development ARL Hannover, spokesman of the SPA-CE.net Network of Central and Eastern European Spatial Planning Institutes, coordinator of the CEEPUS Urban Innovation network, coordinator of the EU Alliance and Chinese Universities for Smart Sustainable Development and Innovation, founder and guarantor of study field Spatial Planning in Slovakia, guarantor and co-guarantor of study programs in the Department of Spatial Planning at STU in Bratislava. For several years the director of the Institute of Spatial Planning FA STU in Bratislava, vice-rector of the Slovak University of Technology, member of the advisory committee of the Ministry of Inner Affairs of the Rhineland Westphalia, member of scientific councils at home and abroad, expert of the Office of the Government of the SR, of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Innovations, Regional Development and Informatization, president of the Slovak Smart City Cluster, co-founder of the SPECTRA EU Center of Excellence and SPECTRA CE CHINA, visiting professor at several European and overseas universities. Participant in more than 40 national and more than 35 international research projects among them in 3 Horizon 2020 projects dealing with European spatial planning, urban development and regeneration and environmental planning He worked as a project or team leader on more than 30 national and 20 international projects. Co-author of spatial planning documentation, strategic development documents at the national, regional, and local level, methodologies and analytical documents of spatial development, expertise, assessments and other works for social practice. He has been a member of national and international scientific councils, scientific committees of the German Academy for Territorial Development, a member of the advisory councils of the Ministries in the Slovak Republic and abroad. Published in books and international scientific journals (author or co-author of 41 books, more than 100 published articles, more than 100 articles presented at international scientific events. He is considered one of the leading academics in Central and Eastern Europe in the field of spatial planning. as the Scientist of the Year of the Slovak Republic, the prestigious Danubius Award 2017 for research, member of the teams of projects awarded by the EU, cited as examples of UNO best practice, leader of teams awarded as the EU Center of Excellence of the EU.

Research interests: sustainable spatial development, smart cities, smart villages, European spatial planning, Strategic planning, Territorial planning

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Orcid profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7748-9439

Scopus Researcher ID: 54904015700 

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAC-4651-2019

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