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.    



New paper on reurbanisation in post-socialist Europe authored by an international team including Petra Špačková was published recently in the Comparative Population Studies journal. The paper compares population development in Eastern Germany, Poland and Czechia. Full text can be found here.


Urban and Regional Laboratory calls for applications for a 4-year fully funded PhD student position in the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development. The succesfull candidates work will deal with contemporary changes of social milieu within the post-socialist suburbs. Applications from talented Czech and international students are welcome by 16 March 2018. For detailed information on the position click here.



A new paper co-authored by Martin Ouředníček, Jiří Nemeškal, Petra Špačková, Martin Hampl and Jakub Novák was published in Journal of Maps. The paper applies a synthetic approach to the delimitation of metropolitan areas by combining traditional commuting data from the population census with alternative approaches, focussing on the Czech capital city of Prague.