Mgr. Jan Sýkora

Jan Sýkora

Study programme: Social Geography and Regional Development

Thesis title:  Dynamics of Inner-City Changes: Differentiation of Neighbourhood Changes in Prague Inner City and their Consequences for Long-Term Residents

Supervisor: RNDr. Petra Špačková, Ph.D.

Main section: Ph.D. students
E-mail: 58Ah9iag~8m%C.5lbkkm_.~4Ys
Department: Social Geography and Regional Development

Thematic research group: Urban and Regional Laboratory

Thesis title:  Dynamics of Inner-City Changes: Differentiation of Neighbourhood Changes in Prague Inner City and their Consequences for Long-Term Residents

Funding: Self, Charles University Grant Agency (GAUK)

Begun October 2017

Link to relevant web pages: http://urrlab.cz/en/profile/jan-sykora 

 

Current and recent research projects:

            Research team leader: RNDr. Petra Špačková, Ph.D.

            Funded: Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR)

Research team leader: Mgr. Jan Sýkora

Funded: Charles University Grant Agency

Research team leader: Mgr. Marie Horňáková

Funded: Charles University Grant Agency

Qualifications: 

  • 10/2017 – present Ph.D. (Doctoral degree)

                                           Social Geography and Regional Development

                                           Charles University, Faculty of Science

  • 10/2014 – 09/2017 Mgr. (Master’s degree)

                               Social Geography and Regional Development

                                           Charles University, Faculty of Science

  • 01/2016 – 06/2016 Study abroad (Erasmus+ Programme)

       Urban Planning

                                           University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology

  • 10/2011 – 09/2014 Bc. (Bachelor’s degree)

                                           Geography and Cartography

                                           Charles University, Faculty of Science

 

Awards and grants:

 

Research:

My PhD research aims to examine the complexity of post-socialist inner-city residential changes in the 21st century and their consequences for long-term residents. Firstly, it provides a systematic analysis of residential changes of the Prague inner-city neighbourhoods at various hierarchical levels, proposes a typology of neighbourhood trajectories and outlines the mechanisms leading to such changes. In this step, analysis of quantitative statistical data on population and housing stock is used. Secondly, the project analyses in detail the transformation of a selected neighbourhood including identification of causal mechanisms of identified changes. Mixed-methods approach is used combining additional quantitative data at micro-scale of individual census tracts with qualitative (semi-structured interviews with local stakeholders) data. Thirdly, the project deals with the subjective dimension of neighbourhood change. It analyses how long-term residents of a selected neighbourhood perceive the identified changes. Specifically, it examines how the changes affect residents` everyday life, their residential satisfaction, identity and belonging within the neighbourhood. This part mainly relies on qualitative methodology using semi-structured interviews with long-term inhabitants of a selected neighbourhood.

 

Publications:

Conference contributions:

  • September 2019 Neighbourhood Change Dynamics of Prague Inner city

CATference 2019: 8th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference

  • September 2019 Neighbourhood Change Dynamics of Prague Inner city

New Wave: International Student and Early Career Conference in Brno, with Marie Horňáková

  • June 2019 Residential Mobility of Young Families in the Prague Metropolitan Region

ENHR Conference in Athens: Housing for the Next European Social Model, workshop: Metropolitan Dynamics: Urban Change, Markets and Governance, with Marie Horňáková

  • October 2019 Residential Change and Gentrification in Post‑socialist Inner-city Neighbourhood

RSA Student and Early Career Conference in Brighton (UK): Strategies for Career Success: Networking, Publishing and Funding

  • September 2018 Rezidenční proměny a gentrifikace ve čtvrti vnitřního města Prahy

Bratislava, SR; 17. kongres Slovenskej geografickej spoločnosti/24. sjezd České geografické společnosti: Geografia na vzostupe?

  • June 2018 Differentiation of residential change and gentrification in Prague inner city neighbourhood

ENHR Conference in Uppsala: More together, more apart: Migration, densification, segregation. New Housing Research Colloquium

  • November 2017 Rezidenční transformace a gentrifikace dolních Holešovic

(Ne)viditelná města: 6. brněnská konference urbánních studií aneb „Město v Brně po 10 letech“, Brno

 

Teaching:

  • 2019, 2020 Methods in Social Geography I
  • 2018 Bachelor thesis supervisor 

 

External activities

Member of Czech Geographical Socie