Gentrification in Prague: towards new identities of working-class quarters

Gentrification provokes different reactions and responses of the residents and other users to the changes within the neighbourhood. Through a case studies of former working-class quarters located in the inner-city of Prague, the main objective of this project lies in identifying those forms of reactions and responses and analysing the outcome of the same. The research aims at delineating physical, socio-demographic, economic, functional and cultural changes in the urban environment. Building upon the findings, the research will carry out an in-depth analysis of the construction of the new identities of the neighbourhoods.

As a starting point of the empirical research, content analysis of academic and policy literature will be supplemented with official development plans and geographic data. For essential data collection, through an interdisciplinary and humanistic approach in urban geography, qualitative fieldwork is required that includes elements of ethnography, narrative analysis, mapping, media discourse analysis, observations and semi-structured interviewing.

  • Type: STARS
  • Supervisor: Martin Ouředníček
  • Programme: Social Geography and Regional Development
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Start date: March 13, 2020
  • Funding: 20.500 CZK (800 EUR) + (additional 2.000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed). The scholarship is guaranteed for the four years of the PhD study period.