Petra Špačková

(formerly Petra Puldová) 

Department of Social Geography and Regional Development

Albertov 6, Prague

Room 365 

Telephone no.: 221 951 379




Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, MSc in Social Geography (2006)

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, PhD in Social Geography and Regional Development (2011)


Study abroad

10/2005-1/2006 Strasbourg, France, Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, Faculté Faculté de géographie et d'aménagement, Socrates/Erasmus program

8-10/2015, Leipzig, Germany, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, research stay (Mobility fund, Charles University)



November 12-14, 2015, Brno, Czech Republic, 5. brněnská konference urbánních studií "Čas(y) měst - 100 let urbánních studií", paper: "Čas(y) sídlišť: životní cyklus pražských socialistických obytných celků"  [The time of housing estates: the life cycle of Prague's socialist residential areas"]

September 23-26, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic, 6th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference: 25 years of urban change (CATference), paper: "Socialist and Post-socialist Prague and its Socio-spatial Differentiation from the Perspective of 1970–2011 Population Censuses" (together with Lucie Pospíšilová a Martin Ouředníček). 

April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, USA, AAG Annual Meeting 2015, paper "Changing age distribution of urban, suburban and rural migrants in Czechia: reflection of changing lifestyles in post-socialist society" (together with Lucie Pospíšilová and Jana Jichová)

August 25–28, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, 23rd Congress of the Czech Geographical Society and 16th Congress of the Slovak geographic society "Geography in the heart of Europe", paper "Age structure of (not only) suburban migrants in the Czech Republic" (together with Lucie Pospíšilová)

April 8-12, 2014, Tampa, USA, AAG Annual Meeting 2014, paper "Long-term changes of socio-spatial differentiation within the Prague Urban Region 1921-2011" (together with Martin Ouředníček and Lucie Pospíšilová)

November 7-9, 2013, Brno, Czech Republic, IV. Brno conference of urban studies "City and home",  paper "What we do at home? Activities related to home in the gender perspective." (together with Lucie Pospíšilová and Tereza Kůsová). 

September 11-13, 2013, Tbilisi, Georgia, 5th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference (CAT-Ference) "Urban Research, Urban Theory and Planning Practice in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union", papers "Long-term changes in the socio-spatial differentiation within the Prague urban region 1921-2011" (together with Lucie Pospíšilová and Martin Ouředníček) and "Residential stability of new suburbanites: the case of Prague" (together with Nina Dvořáková and Martina Kopečná)

March 14-15, 2013, Tartu, Estonia, International research seminar "Mobility, Segregation and Neighbourhoods´ Change, paper "Social environment within the post-socialist city: approaches and methods" (together with Martin Ouředníček and Lucie Pospíšilová).  

November 4-5, 2011, Brno, Czech Republic, Conference "Third City", paper "Residential satisfactin of new suburbanites: the case of Prague" (together with Nina Dvořáková and Martina Kopečná)

April 12-16, 2011, Seattle, USA, AAG Annual Meeting, paper "Residential Satisfaction in Suburbia: the Case of Prague" (together with Nina Dvořáková and Martina Kopečná) 

February 10-11, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, conference "New social and spatial inequalities, local development and quality of life", paper "Changes in the social environment in the hinterland of Prague in the mayors' perspective (together with Martin Ouředníček and Lucie Pospíšilová).  

October 21-22, 2010, Bratislava, Slovakia, Conference on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the foundation of the Sociology Institute SAV "Decades of transformations of Slovak society", poster "Atlas socio-spatial differentiation Czech Republic" (together with Lucie Pospíšilová and Martin Šimon).

September 15-17, 2010, Vienna, Austria, 8th European Urban and Regional Studies Conference: Repositioning Europe in an era of global transformation, paper "Suburban Migration Flows and their Demographic Consequences in the Czech Republic" (together with Martin Ouředníček). 

September 1-3, 2010, London, UK, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, paper  "Human Capital and Local Development: Rural and Suburban Examples from the Czech Republic" (together with Martin Ouředníček). 

September 17-19, 2009, Tartu, Estonia, Third International Workshop on Post-communist Urban Geographies: Actors Shaping Urban Chang, paper "Demographic change of Prague's suburbs and its consequences" (together with Martin Ouředníček).

June 4-6, 2009, Madrid, Spain, City Futures in a Globalizing World, joint conference of EURA and UAA, paper "Spinning the web: social ties of Pragues suburbanites" (together with Martin Ouředníček). 

May 1-5, 2009, Sedlec-Prčice, Czech Republic, 22th Czech-polish-slovakian seminar, paper "Applied Urban Geography: Suburbanization in the Czech Republic" (together with Martin Ouředníček and Jakub Novák). 

April 23-24, 2009, Beroun, Czech Republic, AUUP seminar "Suburbanization", paper "Changes of social environment in Prague hinterland (together with Martin Ouředníček). 

November 23-25, 2008, Sharjah, UAE, SUPS 10 - Capital Cities, Wicked Problems: Best Practices in Planning and Policy Response Mechanisms, paper "Migration and how it is changing social milieu of inner city in post-socialist Prague." (together with Jana Temelová, Martin Ouředníček and Jakub Novák). 

May 16-18, 2008, Mikulov, Czech Republic, seminar "European City", paper "Social environment of urban localities".

April 14-16, 2008, Leipzig, Germany, International conference Socio-demographic change of European cities and its spatial consequences, paper "Transformation of housing estates in Prague" (together with Jana Temelová).

December 7-10, 2007, Stockholm-Tallinn-Baltic Sea, Sweden, Estonia, 2nd International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States workshop "Similarity and difference in post-communist urban change", paper "Spinning the Web: Strong and Weak Social Ties of Prague´s Suburbanites" (together with Martin Ouředníček). 

November 30-December 1, 2007, Brno, Czech Republic, conference "City: Changing (non)obviousness", paper "Methods of geographical research of the city (together with Martin Ouředníček, Jana Temelová and Jakub Novák). 

September 12-14, 2007, Glasgow, UK, EURA conference The Vital City, paper „Social Cohesion in Suburban Neighborhoods: the Case of Prague”.

September 10-11, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic, International Geographical Conference "150 years of geography at Charles University", poster "Suburbanization of Prague" (together with Martin Ouředníček). 


Professional affiliations

Member of Czech geographical society - since 2006

Member of International Sociological Association - 2007-2010