Course: Spatial Planning

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Course title Spatial Planning
Course code KRM/PPL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lapka Miloslav, doc. PhDr. CSc.
  • Krásnická Martina, Ing. Ph.D., LL.M.
  • Klufová Renata, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topical areas: 1. Landscape in regional development. Documents, definitions. 2. Landscape as a pre-scientific concept - Western traditions of the concept of landscape concept, Dutch landscape painting and invisible landscape as the background. 3. Cultural roots of the term landscape - Czech cultural construct of the landscape and its comparison - Hebrew roots of the term, Asian and Australian construct. 4. Landscape as a scientific concept, the founding definition of landscape - Humboldt's founding definition and the current European Landscape Convention. 5. Typology of the European landscape sensu Meeus - pan European approach. 6. Current changes in the European landscape, driving forces and their manifestations at the regional level. 7 - 8. Geographical landscape planning. Use of GIS in spatial planning of regions. 9. Urbanized spaces (history of urban origin and their planning, urbanization processes, spatial structures of the city). 10. KES methodologies, their comparison and methodological weaknesses. Their use in planning. 11. Legal issues of land-use planning: Objectives, outputs of landscape planning, dimensions and parameters in EU countries - specifications in the Czech Republic. 12. Legal issues of land-use planning: Methodical principles of elaboration of a landscape plan, its structure and requisites (text part, analytical and evaluation part, design part and table part). 13. Legal issues of land-use planning: Land-use planning. Strategical planning. Landscape planning. Differences and supports in law.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Semestral paper - 42 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 31.5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course spatial planning is to gain theoretical knowledge about the relationships of economic, social, cultural and natural components of the landscape in the process of planning and development of the region, including the legal documents and problems of this issue. The student will be aware of broader regional context.


Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements:¨ Description of your own selected area, to which the knowledge gained during lectures and exercises is gradually added - up to the proposals for changes and their KES - all in the MOODLE system. Exam requirements: Knowledge of thematic areas in a written test.
Recommended literature
  • Bowers, John, Hopkinson, Peter. Landscape evaluation, cost?benefit analysis and sustainability . In: Landscape Researc. Economic Valuation of Landscape.. Landscape Research 19(1) 1994, 1994.
  • Cílek, Václav. Krajiny vnitřní a vnější. Praha : Dokořán, 2007. ISBN 80-7363-042-7.
  • Damborský, Milan. Prostorový rozvoj. In WOKOUN, René et al. Regionální rozvoj: východiska regionálního rozvoje, regionální politika, teorie, strategie a programování.. Praha : Linde, 2008. ISBN 80-7201-699-0.
  • Lapka, Miloslav, Vávtra, jan. Měnící se společnost?. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, Filizofická fakulta, 2012. ISBN 9788073084424.
  • Machar, Ivo. Krajinná ekologie. Praha : Academia, 1993.
  • Maier, Karel. Udržitelný rozvoj území. Praha : Grada, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-4198-7.
  • Schama, Simon. Krajina a paměť. Praha : Dokořán, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7203-803-9.
  • Vávra, Jan, Lapka, Miloslav, Cudlínová, Eva. Current Challenges of Central Europe: Society and Environmen. Praha : Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filizofická fakulta, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7308-551-3.

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