About us

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.

The main research area

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

  • Time-space geography

  • Methods of socio-geographic research

  • Settlement system development, urbanization & suburbanization


Albertov 2038/6

room number 365
128 43 Praha 2 Nové Město
tel. 221 951 378

Legerova 1878/5

room number 325 (URRlab)
128 43 Praha 2 Nové Město
tel. 221 951 970

Contact person


Urban and Regional Laboratory

Department of Social Geography
& Regional Development

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Science

Contact us

Albertov 2038/6
128 43 Praha 2 - Nové Město

Contact person
Jiří Nemeškal
211 951 972

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