Prof. Dr. Branko Cavrić

Prof. Dr. Branko Cavrić

University of Botswana, Department of Architecture and Planning

Keynote lecture:
Planning and Developing a Smart City in Africa: Limits and Prospects

Prof. Dr. Branko Cavrić is a chartered town planner, environmentalist and GIS/LIS specialist, with 35 years of experience in planning, research, management, government, academia, diplomacy, international education and partnerships. He holds bachelor degrees in geography (1979) and spatial planning (1981), followed by M.Sc. with majors in urban geography, urban planning and demography, and Ph.D. in geography with majors in GIS/LIS for planning. He is a full professor of spatial planning in the Department of Architecture and Planning, University of Botswana and the President of GISPlan. From 2016-2018 he has served as a member of the Steering Committee of Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS).

He contributed to numerous planning, research and academic projects in Botswana, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Chile, Turkey, Macedonia and US. His publishing include chapters in the following books: “From Understanding to Action – Sustainable Urban development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America” (Springer, 2004); “The Post-Socialist City: Urban Form and Space Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe after Socialism” (Springer, 2007), “Living Cities – An Anthology in Urban Environmental History”(Formas, 2010) and “Community Quality of Life Indicators” – Case Studies V” (Springer, 2011). He has also co-authored four chapters on spatial planning in Botswana, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro in the first and second edition of ”International Manual of Planning Practice” (ISOCARP, 2008, 2015).