Brabec, T., Sýkora, L. (2009) Gated Communities in Prague. In: Smigiel, Ch., ed., Gated and Guarded Housing in Eastern Europe. Forum IFL, Heft 11, pp. 83-89. Leipzig, Leibnitz-Institut für Länderkunde.
Abstract: The paper presents an introductory study of gated and guarded residential places and areas in Prague. Until recently, gated and guarded residential areas have not presented a prominent type of development in the Czech Republic and in the city of Prague. However, with maturing residential property market, developers introduced a specific niche residential property development that attracts residents paying attention and willing to pay premium for life in an environment of security and peace achieved through physical separation from the outside world. The paper presents the growth of gated places, their types including territorial distribution within metropolitan area and discusses the major driving forces that brought their constitution.