Publikace

Changing planning in the Czech Republic

prof. Ing. arch. Karel Maier, CSc.

While the spatial change in the period of totalitarian control was entirely subordinated to central government, from 1990 onwards virtually all spatial change has been driven by individual choices wherever the planning environment has been rather weak and often without clear vision, mission and objectives. The transition from overall control to individual choice was abrupt, which in the initial but extremely important period did not allow for developing of a relevant institutional environment, and also awareness of the significance of the issue. The “post-planned” society that evolved from the 1990s´ transformation and in the following EU integration shares the current changes and problems with the “old” EU member countries. Moreover, it also faces specific challenges both from the “outside” of economy, environment and its specific position of a “newcomer” to the EU, and from the “inside” of the inertia of planning system, institutions and behaviour of actors. This text deals in brief with the most significant features of the recent and ongoing changes of and in planning, with references to the historic constraints that influence it.

Za obsah této stránky zodpovídá: prof. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten