MSc. Greta Kukeli

Greta Kukeli

Study programme: Social geography and regional development

Thesis title: Contemporary changes of the social milieu within the post socialist suburbs

Supervisor: doc. RNDr. Martin Ouředníček, Ph.D.

Main section: Ph.D. students
E-mail: 6nxo27_6LTAk-eh4YnAsO1p
Department: Social Geography and Regional Development

Thesis title: Contemporary changes of the social milieu within the post socialist suburbs

Thematic research group: Urban and Regional Laboratory (URRlab)

Begun: October 2018

Funding: GAUK

Personal Website:

Current and recent research projects:

2019-present (main researcher): Understanding the relationship between the physical and social environment in the Czech suburbs

 Charles University Grant Agency (GAUK) link 

2018 – present (co-researcher, administrator): Contemporary changes of social environment within the Czech suburbs. Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Link to relevant web pages: 



I am an urban planner and my research focus is in the physical environment of suburban areas and its possible effect on the social aspects. My interest is post-socialist cities and currently, my dissertation is concentrated on Prague’s hinterland suburbs. My background involving urban planning and architecture so besides the suburban physical environment my interests include: the planning process, masterplans, urban morphology, space syntax, sub / urban design, shrinking cities, etc. My interest is the evolution of post-socialist cities in term of urban environment changes. In my previous research, I was focused on the shrinking phenomena in Albania with a specific interest in the industrial cities built in the communist period. The results of it are documented in my Master thesis “Shrinking Cities in Albania- Planning for insecurities”.



MSc. Urban Planning and City Management at Polis University, Tirana, Albania (2017)


Work experience: 

  • October 2018-ongoing


Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague

Part of the URRlab research team and of the respectable teams of GAČR and GAUK projects. 

  • January 2018-September 2018

Planning expert 

CO-Plan Institute for Habitat Development, Albania

  • October 2017-December 2017

Planning expert in the project: Realization of the General Local Plans for the municipalities of Gramsh and Belsh, Albania

Metropolis, Albania

  • November 2015-December 2015

Internship “Park of Faith” (International Competition)

Metropolis, Albania

  • September 2015-December 2015

Internship “Operational Plan of the municipality of Peqin, Albania”

Polis University, Albania


Awards and grants 

GAUK funded project

Understanding the relationship between the physical and social environment in the Czech suburbs


1st place for designing the Baywatch towers for the municipality of Vlora, Albania (Organized by the National Coastal Agency of Albania)



Specialized Maps


Conference contributions:

  • Winter School and Workshop
  • 2019, Florence, Italy- 7th Winter School on Research Methodology "Urban Studies and Spatial Planning: Research Approaches and Methods"
  • 2020, 4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge, in collaboration with Gehl Architects.


  • Conferences 
  • 25.-29. 9. 2019, Belgrade, Serbia: CAT-ference 2019: 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference. Contribution: The diversification of suburban growth models within the Prague Urban Region (together with Martin Ouředníček)
  • 15.-18. 5. 2019: Galway, Ireland; 7th Congress on the Geography of Europe (EUGEO) - Re-imagining Europe's future Society and Landscape. Contribution: Typologies of the suburban morphologies in Prague’s hinterlands (together with Martin Ouředníček, Zuzana Kopecká and Adam Klsák)
  • 2017, Turin, Italy: Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning in the Western Balkan Region.  Contribution: “Shrinking Cities in Albania” (Master thesis topic)
  • 16-17.02.2018 Milan, Italy: Feltrinelli Camp: An international workshop for young European researchers and practitioners in the field of Urban Studies. Contribution: “Artificial industrial cities and the shrinkage phenomena in Albania”
  • 2016, Tirana, Albania: Students Scientific Conference-Polis University.  Contribution: “Migration and its effect on the remote cities of Albania”


Member of:

CAT (Cities After Transition) community