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URRlab (Urban and Regional Laboratory)

Research at Charles University

The main focus of the team is on sharing and discussing topics related to research and practical issues in cities, settlements, regional development and related research fields.

We are mainly interested in research themes linked to theoretical and practical issues of cities, settlement systems, regional development and related fields.

We have experience with 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.

Main research fields

  • Central European cities
  • Urban geography
  • Social & physical environment
  • Migration & everyday mobility

Team leader & members

  • doc. Martin Ouředníček
  • Dr. Petra Špačková
  • Dr. Lucie Pospíšilová
  • Dr. Jana Jíchová
  • Dr. Martin Šimon
  • Dr. Nina Dvořáková
  • Dr. Ivana Křížková
  • Kadi Kalm (Mägi) M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Dr. Jiří Nemeškal

Selected publications

  • KŘÍŽKOVÁ, I., OUŘEDNÍČEK, M. (2020): Immigrant internal migration in a new destination country: Do immigrants suburbanise in Czechia and why? Population, Space and Place, 1-13 [online].
  • OUŘEDNÍČEK, M., JÍCHOVÁ, J., POSPÍŠILOVÁ, L. eds. (2017): Historický atlas obyvatelstva českých zemí. Karolinum, Praha, 136 s.
  • ŠPAČKOVÁ, P., DVOŘÁKOVÁ, N., TOBRMANOVÁ, M. (2016): Residential satisfaction and intention to move: the case of Prague’s new suburbanites. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 98(4): 331-348.
  • KÄHRIK, A., TEMELOVÁ, J., KADARIK, K., KUBEŠ, J. (2016): What attracts people to inner city areas? The cases of two post-socialist cities in Estonia and the Czech Republic. Urban Studies, 53(2): 355−372.
  • ŠPAČKOVÁ, P., OUŘEDNÍČEK, M. (2012): Spinning the Web: New Social Contacts of Prague’s Suburbanites. Cities, 29(5): 341−349.


Charles University
Faculty of Science
doc. RNDr. Martin Ouředníček, Ph.D.
E: martin.ourednicek@natur.cuni.cz
T: (+420) 221 951 378

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We have an interest for motivated post graduate students interesting in cooperation.


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