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Friday, 20. December 2019 - 10:49

Monday brought a pre-Christmas present from the Czech Ministry of Culture to URRlab. We are delighted to announce that the team around Martin Ouředníček was awarded a 4-year grant for the project entitled Prague suburbs: the dynamics of social environment within the growing metropolis. In the project, we will delve into the history of Prague suburbs from industrialisation until the present day. Research in archives and the first cartographic use of some statistical data will produce a rich collection of data sets, specialised maps, an exhibition, and a bilingual atlas.

Thursday, 12. December 2019 - 11:47

Two Urrlab associates, Lucie Pospíšilová and Jiří-Jakub Zévl, won the Dean's award at the gala concert of the Faculty of Science. Congratulations! For details click here.

Lucie Pospíšilová is an assistant professor at the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development and a key member of the URRlab research team. Her research deals with the application of time-space concepts, spatial mobility and everyday life in urban studies. At present, her research topics also include the experience of the visually impaired with urban space. In recent years, books in which she has participated as an author or editor have received various awards. Her latest achievement under the title Geography by 'the Edge': Everyday Spatiotemporal Experiences published by Karolinum Publishing in 2019 is still awaiting its prize.

Jiří-Jakub Zévl graduated from the master's program in Social geography and regional development. In 2016/17 he received the Prof Jaroslav Heyrovský's award for his bachelor thesis. In his diploma thesis he focused on the innovative use of mobile operators data for delimiting the boundaries of the metropolitan area of ​​Prague which are changing in time. He developed the theoretical concept of a pulsating and cyclically changing time-space region. In addition to his studies, Jiří-Jakub is the organizer of the One World project at the Geographical Institute of the Faculty of Science and one of the founders of the Million Moments for Democracy association.

Friday, 29. November 2019 - 12:15

New paper by Marie Horňáková and Jana Jíchová was recently published in Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. Entitled Deciding where to live: case study of cohousing-inspired residential project in Prague, the piece focuses on the process of selecting a new place of residence located in the inner city of Prague. Apart from residential decision-making, the authors also highlight the emergence of reurbanisation in Czechia and discuss some implications of the cohousing-inspired project on urban planning.

Wednesday, 27. November 2019 - 14:03

Martin Ouředníček, Adam Klsák and Jiří Nemeškal attended an international seminar „Suburban revolution and peripheral urban territories in the post-Soviet space", which took place between 14-17 November in the more than 7000 km distant city Ulan-Ude (Republic of Buryatia, Russia). Their joint lecture was entitled „Czech suburbanization in the post-transformation era – the development, evaluation and challenges.“ We would like to thank organizers (namely Anatoliy Breslavsky and Konstantin Grigorichev) for the invitation, a warm welcome, and perfectly organized conference, and also to all participants for their interesting contributions (in general from diverse urban environments and contexts) and for creating a very friendly and inspiring atmosphere throughout the event.We look forward to future cooperation and meetings!

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