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Differentiation of neighbourhood changes in Prague inner city and their consequences for long-term residents


Grantová agentura Univerzity Karlovy

Project duration

2018 - 2020

Project team leader

Jan Sýkora


Prague inner city has been undergoing renewal through processes of selective revitalization, commercialization and traces of gentrification resulting in increasing residential attractiveness of some localities. However selective nature of the revitalization processes coupled with ongoing stagnation and concentration of residents with lower social status in other areas has led to fragmentation of the spatial structures in the inner city. Substantial socio-spatial differentiation may result in conflicts among contrasting functions and urban dwellers with diverse lifestyles and consumption preferences and lead to displacement of various residential groups.

  • The proposed project aims to analyse the transformation of Prague inner city and consequences of the changes for long-term residents of selected districts. Firstly, the project provides a systematic analysis of neighbourhoods’ changes in the Prague inner city. Secondly, perception and consequences of these changes for residents are analysed in localities undergoing various forms of intensive physical, functional and social transformation. The project focuses on long-term residents who may find it difficult to deal with the neighbourhood transformation a may be prone to various forms of displacement. The selected groups include low-income residents, seniors, families with dependent children, rental housing tenants and residents who have recently moved out of the neighbourhoods.

  • 25.-29. září 2019, CATference 2019: 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference, příspěvek: Neighbourhood Change Dynamics of Prague Inner city.

    12.-13. září 2019, New Wave: International Student and Early Career Conference, příspěvek: Neighbourhood Change Dynamics of Prague Inner city.

    25.-26. října 2018, RSA Student and Early Carreer Conference in Brighton (UK): Strategies for Career Success: Networking, Publishing and Funding, příspěvek: Residential Change and Gentrification in Post‑socialist Inner-city Neighbourhood.

    4.-8. září 2018, Bratislava, SR; 17. kongres Slovenskej geografickej spoločnosti/24. sjezd České geografické společnosti: Geografia na vzostupe?, příspěvek: Rezidenční proměny a gentrifikace ve čtvrti vnitřního města Prahy.

    26.-29. června 2018, ENHR Conference in Uppsala: More together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation. New Housing Research Colloquium, příspěvek: Differentiation of residential change and gentrification in Prague inner city neighbourhood.


Urban and Regional Laboratory

Department of Social Geography
& Regional Development

Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Science

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