Zorica Nedovic-Budic is Professor Chair of spatial planning at University College Dublin. She received her PhD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993, and spent 15 years as faculty at the University of Illinois. Dr. Nedovic-Budic’s research is about planning, cities and technology. Her main areas of interest are in implementation of GIS in local government settings, GIS applications in urban planning, development of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) and contributions of volunteered geographic information (VGI).
She is particularly interested in evaluating the impact of GIS, SDI and VGI on local planning process and decisions. The focus of her planning studies is in comparative urban development and planning practice in post-communist and transitional societies, context-sensitive planning systems, international diffusion of planning ideas and methods and land use regulation and management of information and communication technologies (ICT). The primary sources of research funding have been the US National Science Foundation, Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, R.W. Johnson Foundation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
She has published extensively in books and refereed journals. She has been an editorial board member of URISA Journal, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Journal of Urban Management and Territorium.