Regional Development of Prague and Application of The 4-capitals Model to The Issue of Urban Sprawl
BLAŽEK, J., CSANK, P., MACEŠKOVÁ, M., SÝKOROVÁ, I., ŽÍŽALOVÁ, P. (2008): Regional Development of Prague and Application of The 4-capitals Model to The Issue of Urban Sprawl. European Environmental Journal (Special Issue of Regional Sustainable Development), 18, s. 96-109.
This paper is part of the Special Issue of European Environment devoted to the outputs of the EU SRDTOOLS project, which has developed and applied a new model of regional sustainable development evaluation. The paper demonstrates how the SRDTOOLS methodology has been practically applied for the case of Prague, and the constraints to application of the methodology that have arisen during its usage in real conditions. A significant part of the paper is devoted to exploring the regional strategic programming documents and the regional developmental objective review in terms of the four-capital model. Subsequently, the process of urban sprawl has been selected to test deeply the methodology of trade-offs, critical trends and thresholds. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.