Tuesday, 22. October 2019 - 13:39

Eight URRlab members participated in the 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference (CAT-ference) in Belgrade, Serbia. We would like to thank organizers for the successful event (both professionally and socially). We look forward to attending the next edition of CAT-ference in Budapest! 


Friday, 18. October 2019 - 16:00

On 13th and 14th September, Marie Horňáková, Jan Sýkora and Adam Klsák took part in the 11th edition of the International Student and Early Career Conference New Wave (organized by Geografický ústav PřF MU in Brno). Marie and Jan prepared for the conference two papers together ("Residential mobility of young families in the Prague metropolitan region" and "Neighbourhood Change Dynamics of Prague Inner city"), Adam presented his work with Jiří Nemeškal and Nina Dvořáková dealing with "Contemporary trends in population change and migration in Central Bohemia". 

Friday, 18. October 2019 - 16:05

The ENHR 2019 conference was held in Athens, Greece at the end of August, this time with the subtitle "Housing for the next European social model". Marie Horňáková and Jan Sýkora presented their working paper "Residential mobility of young families in  the Prague Metroplitan Area" and Petra Špačková collaborated on the paper "Ethnic differences in mobility mobility and its impact on neighborhood change in high-rise Housing estates of Tallinn, Estonia".

Wednesday, 17. April 2019 - 15:48

New paper by Jana Jíchová, Ivana Přidalová and Martin Ouředníček published recently in Eurasian Geography and Economics investigates to what extent are mainstream criminological theories useful for researching crime in Czechia today and in the beginning of the societal transformation. The limited relevance of both social disorganisation theory and routine activities theory adds to the critical literature on using theories and concepts formulated in the West in post-socialist countries. The paper is available from the journal and can also be obtained from the authors. Moreover, a pre-print version is available on the website of the research project Spatial patterns of crime and the perception of safety in Czechia which supported the authors' work.