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Monday, 27. January 2020 - 14:46

URRlab offers placements for international students. The first of our visitors is Vicente from Brazil who is interested in urban geography. He currently focuses on material and symbolic transformations in Rio de Janeiro of the last decades. Together with others, he seeks for the main stakeholders and processes that re-organise the setting and functioning of urban areas, particularly the central ones. He came to visit Prague for a comparison with European urban environment. Another visiting student is Júlia who we are awaiting in May.

Monday, 20. January 2020 - 17:15

A call is now open to become a STAR by applying for a funded PhD position in our research team! The PhD position will be an integral part of a research project “History and future of housing estates: quality of residential environment and residential satisfaction” funded by the Czech Science Foundation. This project aims to bring new empirical knowledge about housing estates in Czech cities using a comparative perspective and a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The deadline for application is March 13, 2020. More information to be found here.

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.

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