URRlab is a research working group associating social geographers affiliated with Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Social Geography and Regional Development. URRlab consists of associate professor, assistant professors, researchers, PhD and master students and financial assistant. Its principal aims are to cooperate on research projects and to share and discuss research themes linked to theoretical and practical issues of cities, settlement systems, regional development and related fields. URRlab serves also as an incubator for PhD students and place of practicing for undergraduate students.    



A new book edited by Martin Ouředníček and Jana Jíchová and authored by members of Urban and Regional Laboratory was just published by Academia. Entitled The Social Environment of Prague: A City on the Threshold of the 21st Century, the book focuses on social geography of Prague and deals with topics such as demography, crime, ethnicity and commercial activities.


A new paper on the spatial distribution of foreign citizens in Czechia by Ivana Přidalová and Jiří Hasman was published in the Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography. The article is an outcome of the Foreigners’ mobility in Czechia and their role in shaping social environment of Czech cities project.


The new Historical Population Atlas of the Czech Lands, edited by Martin Ouředníček, Jana Jíchová and Lucie Pospíšilová, and co-authored by several other members of Urban and Regional Laboratory, was just published by Karolinum Press. The atlas is one of the first to use historical statistical data to evaluate spatial aspects of almost hundred years of population development in Czechia.