The Governance of Land Use in the Czech Republic

The Case of Prague

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Prague is a vibrant and growing city facing significant land-use pressures related to rapid peri-urban growth. This report examines land use and governance trends in Prague and the broader metropolitan area, including the formal elements of the planning system and broader governance arrangements such as rural-urban partnerships. It provides a number of recommendations to ensure the sustainable development of regional transportation and infrastructure, affordable housing and quality public amenities.



The need for a co-ordinated metropolitan spatial development strategy

This chapter examines the options available to Prague to engage nearby municipalities in co-ordinated spatial development. Because Prague cannot compel these local authorities to collaborate, and it is unlikely that the national government will provide this supervisory authority, Prague must find a way to negotiate agreements with multiple autonomous small counterparts. Prague’s situation is not atypical amongst OECD countries and the experience of other cities in finding “win-win” solutions to this challenge suggests ways for Prague to proceed.


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