Luděk Sýkora

Luděk Sýkora

Urban and Regional Research

Main section: Supervisors
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Research focus: Urban change in post-socialist cities; impacts of globalisation on urban transformations; processes of metropolitan change, such as suburbanization, neighbourhood change, such as gentrification; processes and localities of segregation, social interaction and integration in immigrant neighbourhoods; metropolisation and polycentric development in settlement systems; urban real estate development; national and municipal housing and housing policy; urban policies and urban planning; and the role of the public sector, private actors and citizens, and social movements in urban development.

A note for prospective PhD students: I welcome PhD candidates interested in broad aspects of urban change, specifically (but not exclusively) in relation to the region of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe.

PhD supervision:

  • Ongoing PhD projects: Social exclusion, spatial segregation and neighbourhood effect (Adam Martinek); Residential Segregation, Social Inclusion and Public Policies (Marek Hojsík); Demographic and regional disparities of financial inclusion in Romania (Stefan Johnson); Residential preferences and migration trajectories of descendants of the first generation of suburbanites in Prague’s hinterland (Otakar Bursa); Metropolisation processes in Czechia and Poland: A regional-geographic comparative analysis (Martin Kebza); International migration and transformation of the socio-spatial structures of cities (Klára Fiedlerová).
  • Completed PhD projects:  Performativity of theoretical concepts: Spatial and institutional changes in Prague metropolitan region as a consequence of EU cohesion policy (Alena Coblence; 6/2021); Logics transforming the urban waterfront in Bratislava: unravelling the decision-making dynamics behind urban development (Branislav Machala; 9/2019)Roma on the Czech countryside: Determinants of exclusion, potentials for inclusion (Jakob Hurrle: 9/2019)Gated communities and residential separation in Prague (Tomáš Brabec; 9/2014)Struggle for the Right to the City: Alternative Spaces in Post-socialist Prague (Michaela Pixová; 09/2012)Housing policy, social and spatial justice: new public housing construction in Czechia (Roman Matoušek; 09/2012)Urbanization and suburbanization in urban regions of Prague and Vienna (Darina Posová; 09/2010)The Transformation of Retailing in the City of Ostrava: A Geographical Analysis (Pavel Bednář; 09/2008)A coparative analysis of postsocialist transformations in spatial structures of České Budějovice and Banská Bystrica (Tomáš Chorvát; 09/2005)The role of high profile buildings in physical revitalization of inner city: The case of Golden Angel in Prague (Jana Temelová; 09/2005)Urbanization population processes in Prague urban region (Martin Ouředníček; 09/2002).

For more information see the academic profile of Luděk Sýkora.