Wednesday, 5. September 2018 - 14:22

A new book focusing on the development of housing estates in Europe since 1990 has just been published by Springer. The entire book entitled Housing Estates in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challengesedited by DB Hess, T Tammaru, and M van Ham, is available for free download. A number of authors contributed to the volume which presents case studies of cities such as Athens, Birmingham, Helsinki, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm and Tartu, including also a chapter on housing estates in Prague by Martin OuředníčekPetra Špačkováand Lucie Pospíšilová from Urban and Regional Laboratory. The book first introduces two crucial topics related to housing estates: physical structure and design of housing estates, and their social strcture including demographic and ethnic change. It then turns to 14 case studies of individual cities and countries across Europe. The chapter about Prague assesses the development of housing estates in the second half of the 20th century and the specifics of their social-spatial differentiation.

Thursday, 14. June 2018 - 17:56

Being one of the most cited papers published in Sociologia Ruralis which contributed to the journal's Impact FactorMartin Šimon's article on counterurbanisation in post-socialist countries is now available in open access. Congratulations!

Tuesday, 15. May 2018 - 14:56

The Historical Population Atlas of the Czech Lands which was edited and co-authored by URRlab team members was awarded the prize of Map of the year in the category of Atlases, map collections and map editions by the Czech Cartographic Society. We are proud for this acknowledgement of the 6-year work of the whole team. More information on the project during which the atlas  was created can be found here  (in Czech). The bilingual Czech-English atlas can be bought from Karolinum Publishing.

Friday, 27. April 2018 - 17:47

The prestigious Magnesia Litera prize for non-fiction book of the year 2018 was awarded to the team of the Paneláks project for the book Paneláci (in Czech). Petra Špačková and Lucie Pospíšilová were involved in the project in 2014-2017 and are co-authors of both the award-winning book and the English book The Paneláks.