Urban and regional laboratory is a research working group associating social geographers affiliated with Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development.
Our principal aim is 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.
We are investigators of many projects that deal with current trends in metropolitan regions and cities, social spatial differentiation and other themes. We publish in professional Czech and foreign journals or popular educational periodicals and we are also authors and co-authors of many books and book chapters. We participate in lectures on the topics of urban geography and the methods of socio-geographic research.
We offer our expertise within a diverse range of broadly defined issues related to urban and regional development. We have long-term experience with processing regional and territorial analyses, situation analyses, and strategic documents at various scales (from individual cities and rural areas to macro-regional levels). We have worked on projects commissioned by public administration, research institutions and private entities.
Research of Prague & the Prague Metropolitan Region
Theoretical approaches in social geography
Urban studies, geography & urban sociology
Social, economic & physical environment
Inequalities & socio-spatial structure
Poverty, crime, social deprivation
Migration & spatial mobility
Methods of socio-geographic research
Settlement system development, urbanization & suburbanization