About Zorica Nedovic-Budic
ZORICA NEDOVIĆ-BUDIĆ is Professor Emerita of the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Visiting Professor at University College Dublin (UCD). She received a PhD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a faculty member at UIUC for 15 years, Professor Chair of Spatial Planning at UCD for 7 years, and a professor and department head at the University of Illinois @ Chicago. Prof. Nedović-Budić’s work is about spatial planning, cities and technology. From 2011 to 2016 she was the principal investigator on a 30-partner, Euro 9 million European FP7 project Transitioning Towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability (TURAS). As principal investigator (PI) and co-PI, she received approximately $2 million in research grants, excluding partner funds. She has published extensively in books (20+ chapters) and peer-reviewed journals (60+ papers); co-edited three volumes and wrote over 50 research reports and articles in conference proceedings; and made hundreds of presentations at various events. She served on editorial boards of several journals, including the ASCE’s Journal of Urban Planning and Development and the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA) Book Review. As of August 2022 Google Scholar reports 3917 citations, h-index of 34 and i10-index of 60 (1565, 22 and 45, respectively, since 2017). Prof. Nedović-Budić was a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban and the Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS); the Executive Committee of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP); the Governing Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP); the AESOP-ACSP liaison; and the American Planning Association (APA) Education Committee. She currently chairs the AESOP’s Best Congress Paper Award, and serves as an advisory member of the 6th World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) Steering Committee, following her co-chairing the 5th WPSC in 2022.
- Ph.D. Degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
- BSc of Spatial Planning, University of Belgrade, Serbia, former Yugoslavia, 1984