Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues

The course discusses the key themes and trends in contemporary urban social geography. In-class lectures focus on segregation, daily mobility, criminality, suburbanisation and other topics, allowing to compare research from Prague with other European cities. The course also offers two field trips (to a housing estate and a suburb of Prague), on which the students' work is based. The emphasis of the course is on reading and discussion as well as its own fieldwork and its presentation. Participation and co-operation of Czech and Erasmus, as well as urban geographers and students of other disciplines, is encouraged, giving the opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas across countries and fields of study. Completion of previous courses in urban geography is not required.


Thursdays 9 am, room Z1 in Albertov 6, summer term


Web page of the course in  Moodle.

The schedule for the 2021/22 academic year summer semester will be published in February 2022.



Basic level
Course requirements and evaluation criteria

  • Total score in tests I and II> 50%
  • Attendance of at least 7 lectures
  • Timely submission of at least 6 pre-class assignments (submitted via Moodle, annotation of required reading + answers to all questions suggested in Moodle)


  • Same conditions as for basic level plus:
  • Activity and discussion of required readings in class
  • Research Project  (in pairs)
    • discussion of research questions and literature review
    • discussion of methodology
    • Submission of draft paper
    • presentation and discussion of the research project at the "USG II conference"
    • Submission of research paper


Find more information in Moodle.

Lectures: Test




Exercises - work in teams


 Field trip to Housing estates

Field trip Cerny Most  


Field trip to the suburbs