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Neven Tandaric

PhD Researcher,


Teaching Summary

During my post at the University of Nottingham, I have been demonstrating in the Environment, Development and Livelihoods module with Sarah Jewitt. I have also given tutorials in Human Geography.

I was a demonstrator in Applied Geoecology for two years at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography. I organised and conducted student exercises including landscape analysis, interpretation and assessment.

Research Summary

PhD research topic: Planning for cultural ecosystem services: A study of socialist and post-socialist Zagreb, Croatia

Summary: The research I am conducting is concerned with urban nature in Zagreb, Croatia after the mid-20th century, trying to understand changes in the ways such nature has been perceived, appreciated, planned, managed and used in socialist, transition and post-socialist periods. Moreover, the research will try to reveal how were urbanites and urban planner's standpoints toward urban nature affected by the ideological, political and sociocultural settings of different periods. An important dimension of research is trying to translate the acquired information into applicable knowledge.

Start date: October 2017

Research supervisors:

Primary funding source: AHRC: Midlands3Cities

Selected Publications

Past Research

My previous research can be grouped into two topics: the study of the geodiversity and geoheritage in Croatia and development of landscape ecology theoretical framework with implications for planning.

  • NEVEN TANDARIĆ, CHRISTOPHER D. IVES and CHARLES WATKINS, 2020. Can we plan for urban cultural ecosystem services? Journal of Urban Ecology. 6(1), juaa016
  • NEVEN TANDARIĆ, CHARLES WATKINS and CHRISTOPHER D. IVES, 2019. Urban Planning in Socialist Croatia Croatian Geographical Bulletin. 81(2), 5-41
  • NEVEN TANDARIĆ, CHRISTOPHER D. IVES and CHARLES WATKINS, 2019. Creating opportunities as a form of planning for cultural ecosystem services In: Nature and Society facing the Anthropocene Challenges and Perspectives for Landscape Ecology: 10th IALE World Congress.
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, ĆOSIĆ, MATEJA, BUZJAK, NENAD, BOČIĆ, NEVEN, DUBOVEČAK, VINKA, LACKOVIĆ, IVAN, ZASTAVNIKOVIĆ, IVANA and TOMIĆ, DINO, 2018. Physical geographical analysis and geoecological assessment of potential protected area – the example of the Kupčina river valley, Zagreb County, Croatia: Hrvatski geografski glasnik Hrvatski geografski glasnik. 80, 27-59
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, 2016. Terenska nastava iz fizičke geografije - prijedlog za prvi razred gimnazije: Geografski horizont Geografski horizont. 62, 31-50
  • KATURIĆ, IVANA, TANDARIĆ, NEVEN and SIMOV, SVEN, 2016. Integrirana teritorijalna ulaganja kao instrument urbane obnove u Republici Hrvatskoj. In: KORLAET, ARIJANA, ed., Strategije urbane regeneracije 1st. Hrvatski zavod za prostorni razvoj. 290-299
  • SIMOV, SVEN and TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, 2016. Razvoj periurbanih područja kroz provedbu mehanizma integriranih teritorijalnih ulaganja u Hrvatskoj In: Međunarodni interdisciplinarni studentski kongres Prostor kroz prizmu održivosti.
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, 2015. Geospatial intelligence: discipline review in global and Croatian context: Kartografija i Geoinformacije Kartografija i Geoinformacije. 14, 38-49
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN and TEKIĆ, IVAN, 2014. The Perception of Geography as Science and as a School Subject: Hrvatski geografski glasnik Hrvatski geografski glasnik. 75, 101-120
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, 2014. Fizičkogeografski elementi prostora u primijenjenim geoekološkim istraživanjima
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, 2014. Prisilne migracije uslijed klimatskih promjena Holon. 4, 89-96
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, MAČEK, MARTINA, CVITANOVIĆ, MARIN, TEKIĆ, IVAN, FLEGAR, MAJA, OKMACA, ANA and TVRDOJEVIĆ, JASMINA, 2013. Spatial Cognition of the Mediterranean in Croatia Geoadria. 18, 181-198
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN, DUBOVEČAK, VINKA, LACKOVIĆ, IVAN, DRČIĆ, MATEJA, TOMIĆ, DINO, ZASTAVNIKOVIĆ, IVANA, BUZJAK, NENAD and BOČIĆ, NEVEN, 2013. Fizičkogeografska studija doline rijeke Kupčine u Zagrebačkoj županiji
  • TANDARIĆ, NEVEN and TEKIĆ, IVAN, 2012. Percepcija javnosti o geografiji kao znanosti i školskom predmetu At: Zagreb

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