Annual conference of the Czech Sociological Association

Last week, the Annual conference of the Czech Sociological Association (CSA) took place, at which three papers of our team members were presented. Two papers were presented in the panel “Financialization, Citizenship and Housing”:

  • Slavomíra FERENČUHOVÁ, Petra ŠPAČKOVÁ: Specifics of housing estates and residential satisfaction in Czech cities: a historical comparison

The researchers focused in their presentation on (1) introducing the Czech Science Foundation project, (2) explaining the contents and strategies of the multidisciplinary research project from the 1970s using the documents published at the time, as well as the ‘reconstructed’ sociological questionnaire that the team used in their research. (3) They also presented the first results of the comparative survey of Prague neighbourhoods (inner-city neighbourhoods, housing estates, suburbs), that focuses on residential satisfaction and attitudes towards residential mobility.

  • Petra ŠPAČKOVÁ, Jan SÝKORA, Kadi KALM, Ondřej ŠPAČEK: Various housing estates’ trajectories in post-socialist cities: does the socialist legacy still matter?

The researchers explored the various housing estates’ trajectories from 1989 to 2011 in Estonia and Czechia. They were interested in the dominant trajectories of housing estate neighbourhoods in Estonian and Czech cities over the course of a twenty-year time span.

One paper was presented in the Czech panel “Cities and Housing”:

  • Marie HORŇÁKOVÁ, Petra ŠPAČKOVÁ: Searching for new housing: the struggles and strategies of young middle class families living in the Prague Metropolitan Area

Marie presented the results of qualitative research, which focuses on the selection of new housing of young families living in Prague. She focused on the aspects considered when searching for new housing, the ability of young families to meet their needs and requirements, but also the strategies and forms of capital used to obtain new housing.


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