URRlab is a research working group associating social geographers affiliated with Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development. URRlab consists of associate professor, assistant professors, researchers, PhD and master students and financial assistant. Its principal aims are to cooperate on research projects and to share and discuss research themes linked to theoretical and practical issues of cities, settlement systems, regional development and related fields. URRlab serves also as an incubator for PhD students and place of practicing for undergraduate students.    

News

07/11/17

The new Historical Population Atlas of the Czech Lands, edited by Martin Ouředníček, Jana Jíchová and Lucie Pospíšilová, and co-authored by several other members of Urban and Regional Laboratory, was just published by Karolinum Press. The atlas is one of the first to use historical statistical data to evaluate spatial aspects of almost hundred years of population development in Czechia.

01/27/17

Students are invited to register for the Urban Social Geography II course which will focus on Key themes in contemporary urban social geography. Apart from lectures, participants will have the opportunity to join field trips and to carry out an own research project. The course starts on Thursday 23 February, 9 a.m.

 

01/25/17

New papers by the URRlab team members were published in 2016: Martin Ouředníček discusses the the relevance of “Western” theoretical concepts for post-socialist cities. Lucie Pospíšilová and Jakub Novák introduce mobile phone location data as a new source for research in demography. The paper by Petra Špačková, Nina Dvořáková and Martina Tobrmanová deals with residential satisfaction and intention to move of the new Prague´s suburbanites.