Saja Kosanović is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Kosovska Mitrovica, where she teaches architectural design and sustainability of built environment and seeks to link students’ design work with real-world environmental challenges and socio-cultural demands of growing complexity. She holds graduate diploma in Architecture, and MSc and PhD in Architecture & Urbanism received from the Faculty of Architecture of University of Belgrade. Her main research interests cover sustainability and resilience assessments, development of strategies for sustainability and resilience achievement in architecture and urbanism, landscape urbanism, healthy built environment, and architectural education. Dr Kosanović is pioneer in development of national model for environmental assessment of buildings adjustable to local conditions and building type/status; author of numerous research publications; member of editorial/scientific boards of several international journals/conferences; and reviewer in international scientific journals. She is coordinator for international projects at the Faculty of Technical Sciences and coordinator or participant in several EU projects/programmes.
Alenka Fikfak is senior lecturer with PhD in Architecture & Urban Planning and MSc in Architecture, and the Head of Chair of Urbanism at the UL Faculty of Architecture. Her research experience includes spatial and landscape planning, rurism and rural architecture. She participates in numerous EU projects/programmes: Sustainable settlement models and typologies for transborder territories (2004); ALPTER – Terraced landscapes of the alpine arc, Interreg III B Alpine Space (2005–2006); Cultura 2000 Virtual museum of the European Transhumance (2006–2007); Competence Centre – Sustainable and Innovative Construction (2010-13), ESPON-Train (2012–2013); Restructuring of Study Programme in Architecture to Long-cycle Integrated Master in line with EU standards, Tempus (2012–2016). Dr Fikfak has organised more than 30 architectural and urbanistic workshops for different local communities in Slovenia. She is the director/organiser of the international conferences in the fields of spatial planning, development and urbanism: Smart Urbanism (2012, 2013, 2014); Places and Technologies (2015), and Man and Space (2013).
Dr Branka Dimitrijević is Professor of Architecture, the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her research interests are history of architecture, reuse of built heritage, sustainable built environment and social innovation for resilience of settlements. Branka directed online knowledge transfer projects www.cicstart.org on sustainable building design and refurbishment and www.mainstreaminginnovation.org on integration of low carbon infrastructures into settlements. Branka was a Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Bari and the University of Basilicata, Italy. Branka collaborated with the Institute of Architecture and Urbanism of Serbia on the research on the influence of climate change on urban planning (2011-2015). Branka reviewed research outputs of Italian academics, research proposals in Denmark and Serbia, and to Innovate UK and Nesta, UK. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Arhitektura i Urbanizam, and International Journal of Architectural Research. Branka reviews papers submitted to Buildings, Systems, Land Use Policy, International Journal for Sustainable Built Environment, Construction and Building Materials, Sustainable Cities and Society, Energy Policy, Engineering Sustainability, Facilities, Spatium, and Journal of Clinical Research and Governance.
Enrico Anguillari graduated in Architecture and earned PhD degree in Urbanism from the Università Iuav di Venezia. He worked in several large scale plans and projects and, as research fellow, he was responsible for developing the Landscape Observatory on the Po River Delta Region. His current research interests concerns the environmental impacts of dispersed urbanization, focusing in particular on water and on emerging urban/landscape scenarios based on vulnerability reduction. Professional and research activity of Dr Enrico Anguillari has always been supported by a constant attention to teaching. He is adjunct professor in Urban Planning Theories and Models at the Università di Camerino and in Urban and Landscape Design at the Università Iuav di Venezia and at the Università di Firenze, and has also taught in several international workshops and EU-LLP Erasmus IP. He regularly lectures in academic and professional fields; he has published essays and articles in books and journals both nationally and internationally.
Tillmann Klein is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture TU Delft. He studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen, completing with a degree in 1994. From then on he worked in several architecture offices. Simultaneously he attended the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Klasse Baukunst, completing the studies in 2000 with the title “Meisterschüler”. In 1999 he was co-founder of the architecture office ‘rheinflügel baukunst’ with a focus on art related projects. In 2005 he was awarded the art prize of Nordrhein-Westphalen for young artists. Since September 2005 he leads the Facade Research Group at the TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and since 2008 he is director of the façade consulting office Imagine Envelope b.v. in Den Haag. Dr Tillmann Klein is editor in chief of the scientific open access ´Journal of Façade Design and Engineering´ and since 2015 he is guest professor for Design and Building Envelopes at the Technische Universität München.
Linda Hildebrand completed the studies of architecture at the Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur (Germany) in 2008. Writing the Diploma about green certificates in building industry, she started her career with applying the German DGNB certificate in the pilot phase. The same year she started her PhD research at the TU Delft analysing the relevance of embodied energy for the building sector as well as teaching Sustainable Construction in Detmold. She is part of Delft’s Façade Research Group and involved in several publications like the ‘Imagine’ book series. Next to activities in different research projects, she is working for the Rotterdam office Imagine Envelope as consultant for ecological design. She finished her PhD in 2014 and was appointed as Junior Professor for Reuse in Architecture at the RWTH Aachen the same year. She is a board member of the AktivPlus e.V. particularizing the concept of resource efficiency..
Nevena Novaković is an architect with experience in fields of urban planning and urban design. She works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, where she teaches courses in the field of urban design. Nevena graduated at the same Faculty at the Department of Architecture in 2003 and gained her doctorate at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Serbia, in 2014. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, A. Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in 2008. During 2015 she was appointed as a Vice-Dean for Scientific Research at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy. Her research and scholarship focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism with emphasis on analytical urban design, peripheral open spaces of everyday life and social issues of urban environment.
Nataša Ćuković Ignjatović has graduated and finished her master′s at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture. Professional and scientific interests are related to green building design and refurbishment. Recent particular experiences are in the field of green building assessment and exploring possibilities for strategic assessments of existing building fund and sustainable upgrades of various building types. Currently she is engaged in various international and national research projects. Research results were published as monographs, papers in international and national scientific journals, presented as oral presentations and full papers in international conference proceedings etc. Nataša Ćuković Ignjatović has designed numerous buildings covering great variety of programs, in various cultural and climatic conditions (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Serbia, Montenegro, Russia, Greece). Her practice was presented in more than 15 group exhibitions with international selection and one author exhibition in 2012. She holds numerous entries and awards in international and national architectural design competitions.
Elvir Zlomušica studied mechanical engineering at the Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar, completing with a degree in 1997. In 2002 he finished postgraduate studies and in 2006 the PhD, both at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the same University. He is employed at the Agromediterranean Faculty of Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar since 1999 as Teaching Assistant (1999-2002), Senior Assistant (2002-2006), and Assistant Professor (2006-2011). Since 2011, he works as Associated Professor at the Agromediterranean Faculty. Since 2012, Dr Elvir Zlomušica is Vice Rector for Science and Research at Džemal Bijedić University of Mostar. Previously, he was appointed for Vice Dean for Teaching (2002-2009) and Vice Dean for Research (2009-2011) at the Agromedierranean Faculty. He is the author/co-author of five published books and more than 45 papers, and the participant in more than 55 research projects. As the member of top management at faculty and university level, Dr Zlomušica also participated or led great number of projects regarding higher education.
Mithat Smailbegović studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the University in Priština, and graduated with a degree in 1992. Since 2014, he works at the Research Institute of the State University in Novi Pazar. Also, he is engaged as an associate at the Department of Technical Sciences of the State University in Novi Pazar, where he teaches courses related to architecture and energy, and specific problems in architecture and urbanism. Previously, he was employed at the Institute for Urban Planning in Novi Pazar (1995-2014). Mithat is practicing architect and the author of numerous built projects in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, encompassing residential, educational, touristic, commercial and administrative buildings.
Milan Mišić holds PhD and MSc in mechanical engineering obtained from the University of Kragujevac and the diploma in mechanical engineering obtained from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Priština. Since 2006, Dr Mišić is appointed for the Director of Higher Technical School of Professional Studies in Zvečan, where he also lectures. His research experience covers Automatic Control Systems. He participated in numerous national and international scientific events and published his scientific work results in recognized national and international journals. He is the co-author of two monographs: “The stability of control systems in the finite time interval” and “Linear singular systems with pure time delay (stability, robustness, stabilization ...)”, and of two practical workbooks. Dr Mišić has rich experience in processes and procedures of the accreditation and re-accreditation of vocational and specialist studies.