Postgraduate Scientific Conference on Economics of Spatial and City Planning



MĚ100 – Postgraduate Scientific Conference on Economics of Spatial and City Planning


The aim

We open a topic that is seldom discussed in the context of spatial planning in central Europe. We would like to explore the connection between urban and regional planning and the economics. Since 2016 we invite every year academics from various universities and professionals in this field and moderate a discussion in an open forum with PhD students.

The concept

The conference combines presentations of PhD students work with conference papers of invited experts, allowing for a scholarly and scientific debate and engagement to occur. To this end, the organizers invite professionals that work outside of the academic sphere: municipal representatives, especially those in departments responsible for the budgets of towns and regions; representatives of banks involved in financing public construction projects; or experienced managers of private sector interested in co-operation between public and private sector.

Location of the venue

The conference will take place:

in CAMP (Vyšehradská 51, Prague 2, Czech Republic).

The venue will be streamed

The organizer

Department of Spatial Planning, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture


Program is here

Who is going to participate

We invite professionals with extensive experience in planning and construction in the Czech Republic and abroad.

MĚ100 2022 speakers (TBA)

City and developer

Ing. arch. David Mateásko


Ing. arch. David Mateásko

He studied architecture at the FA ČVUT and scenography at the DAMU in Prague. Since 2001 he has owned his own studio M.A.D, where he has been working on urban planning, architecture and interiors. Since 2018 he has been working with Architekturbüro Markus Riemann in Landshut, Germany. Since 2016, he has been working as a city architect in Cologne and since 2019 in Čáslav, where he is involved in urban development and coordination. He also works as an organizer and juror of competitions, and promotes architecture in lectures and articles. He is the chairman of the Czech Chamber of Architects and the chairman of the Urbanism Working Group.

City and developer: Guide for the municipality

Cooperation between investors and municipalities. Why is it so important? Why is it normal? Importance of ethics and sustainable development. Municipalities and responsibility for the future of cities and public spaces. Thematical manual of the Czech Chamber of Architects.

Ing. arch. Jiří Zákostelný

Head of the Chief Architect Office of the Municipality of Prague 10

Ing. arch. Jiří Zákostelný

He studied architecture and construction at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague (2010). This was followed by his own architectural practice together with the teaching of professional subjects in the field of Construction at the Secondary Technical School in Vlašim. In 2014, he joined the Department of Concept and Development of the Prague 10 Municipal Office, where, among other things, he participated in the creation of strategic documents such as the General of Public Spaces of Prague 10, the Bohdalec-Slatiny-brownfield Strašnice Urbanistic Study, the Botič Urbanistic Study or the Methodology for Private Sector Participation in public spending. In 2020, after the creation of the Office of the Chief Architect, he became its head.

City district experineces with methodology of cooperation with private sector

The methodology of private sector participation in public expenditure is the basic strategic document of the Prague 10 Municipal Council, thanks to which, since its approval by the Prague 10 Municipal Council at the end of 2020, it has been possible to transparently obtain funds in the amount of almost 200 million CZK for the district budget. These fulfillments based on the signed Cooperation Agreements are preceded by a comprehensive process of discussing the plan and formulating the wording of the agreement. How does the whole process work? What are the pitfalls? Not only this, but also other information from the experience of using the Methodology of the participation of the private sector in public expenditures will be part of this contribution.

prof. Ing. arch. Karel Maier, CSc.

Head of Studio Maier, Deputy Head of the Institute of Spatial Planning

prof. Ing. arch. Karel Maier, CSc.

Karel Maier graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague with a degree in Architecture. Since 2001 he has been a professor in urban planning and spatial planning. He works at the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Czech University of Agriculture. He is a foreign member of the ARL (Akademie für Raumplanung und Landesforschung Hannover) and the national representative of the Czech Republic in AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning). His research focuses on the spatial implications of social and economic processes and the related management options for cities and regions. He is the author of the book Economic Management and Development of Czech Cities and the editor of the book Sustainable Development of Territories. As an editor, he has published the proceedings of the Urbanistická čítanka under the auspices of the Czech Chamber of Architects, texts dealing with the revitalisation of housing estates, the relationship between information technology and spatial planning, etc. Recently, he has been involved in methodological work for the application of planning contracts in connection with the new Building Act.

Methodologies of cooperation between the city and builders – the example of Nymburk

Recently, a number of Czech cities have established principles for cooperation with developers and the resulting rules for the participation of private builders in the acquisition of public infrastructure. In this way, the city will receive at least part of the funds for the necessary investments and will not have to cover - at least to the extent of participation - the costs of these investments from its budget, i.e. actually from the taxes collected from all its citizens.

On the basis of an extensive research of the principles of co-participation of builders in the costs of public infrastructure in European countries, the Irish system, based on the comparison of the expected volume of construction for the next (five-year) period with the induced necessary investments in public infrastructure in the same period, appears to be the easiest to apply in our conditions.

The town of Nymburk, where this principle has been applied, has become an attractive place for new housing due to its transport accessibility to Prague and relatively very good facilities for higher civic amenities (hospital, culture, sports facilities). Local developers responded to this fact and prepared a number of new housing projects. However, these projects are not equipped with adequate basic amenities, namely kindergartens and primary schools. It was therefore necessary to first quantify the need for these facilities. This is the basis for the phasing of the individual projects and the calculation of the cost of the facilities in each phase.

doc. RNDr. Jaroslav Burian Ph.D

Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Katedra geoinformatiky

doc. RNDr. Jaroslav Burian Ph.D

Jaroslav Burian is an associate professor of geoinformatics at the Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University in Olomouc. He is mainly involved in the implementation of geoinformation technologies in spatial planning and analyses, modelling of urban environment using quantitative methods. Since 2009 he has been developing Urban Planner software for modelling scenarios of land suitability, which has been practically deployed in several cities and regions.

Multicriteria analysis of development locations in Jihlava City

The presentation describes the results of an interdisciplinary project carried out for the Statutory City of Jihlava. The project used a very wide range of spatial data and methods of their analysis and visualization. A crucial role was played by multi-criteria analysis based on the Urban Planner model, which allows to find optimal locations for the development of the city. The classical model was extended with new criteria including, for example, several types of transport accessibility or more complex analyses of the terrain. This part was followed by a semi-automatic search for building gaps, for which the most suitable type of development was proposed in cooperation with architects and potential capacities were determined. The final part of the work was an economic evaluation of all development areas of the city, which included calculations of investment and operating costs according to different types of development and according to the distances to individual utility networks. On the other hand, the financial benefits resulting from the implementation of the development in the form of shared taxes were also evaluated. In the last step, 3 economic scenarios of the possible development of the development were drawn up, including their impacts on the city budget. The results were compiled into interactive pdf files as well as web map applications.

PhD & Students

Mgr. Šárka Tomanová

NF University of Economics Prague

Mgr. Šárka Tomanová

Mgr. Šárka Tomanová is the director of the association Šance pro budovy, which has been working for more than 10 years on the topics of reducing energy consumption in buildings and environmentally friendly construction. She is a member of monitoring committees across subsidy programmes (IROP, OPŽP, OP TAK), she is also involved in the development of taxonomy and other energy and climate policy at European level in the field of buildings and construction. He has many years of experience in grant funding at regional level.

Sustainability on urban properties – is it financially affordable?

Buildings are an important part of urban infrastructure, but at the same time very demanding in terms of energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that buildings consume a total of 40% of energy and are responsible for roughly the same percentage of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing energy demand, quality renovation and sustainable construction have been the number one topic for the last few years. The new exhibition is moving in the right direction, thanks to the currently well-set legislation. The problem is the existing building stock, which is quite historic in the Czech Republic. Only in the case of residential buildings, 50% of the properties were built before 1980. It was not until the late 1970s that the field of energy efficiency began to develop more. Dramatically stricter requirements for the technical performance of buildings came out shortly after the global oil crisis, which also significantly affected the Czech Republic in 1973. Nowadays, terms such as Taxonomy, the Do-no-significant-harm principle or ESG resonate. They also go hand in hand with energy savings in the entire building sector. But does energy sustainability and renewability have economic potential? Can cities afford to be sustainable on their numerous properties? Will these legislative obligations move public and private finance in the same direction?

Klára Kantová


Klára Kantová

Klára Kantová is a second-year PhD student at the Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (IES FSV UK) where she also earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. During her bachelor studies, she spent one semester at Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy. The field of her interest is labor and behavioral economics. Now, she concentrates on meta-analysis methods in economics and applied econometrics. She is a member of the Center for Doctoral Studies at IES FSV UK. During her first year of doctoral studies, she presented her research at various international conferences: Leuven, Belgium; Rethymno, Crete, Greece; Kyoto, Japan.

The Elasticity of Substitution between Native and Immigrant Labor: A Meta-Analysis

Speaking of the labor market, immigration is one of the most debated topics, especially the effect of immigration on wages and employment rate. This paper aims to summarize the existing literature dealing with the elasticity of substitution between native and immigrant labor. The goal of the paper is to correct the average estimate for publication bias. Publication bias is likely in the literature estimating this elasticity as the literature provides all types of results. In general, US literature suggests that natives and immigrants are mostly perfect substitutes. In contrast, the results from the primary studies dealing with European countries lean more towards the fact that they are imperfect substitutes. Furthermore, Germany has the most inconsistent results; some authors claim that they are perfect substitutes, the others that they are imperfect substitutes.

Ing. Martina Kubíková

NF University of Economics Prague

Ing. Martina Kubíková

Ing. Martina Kubíková is a student in the Regional Development PhD program at the University of Economics in Prague, focusing on digitalisation and its impact on regional development. In previous years she participated in the project Resilience of rural areas in the context of trends of the digital divide between cities and rural areas supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. Within IREAS, she is a researcher in a team focusing on evaluation and regional development projects.

Coal regions' strategic approaches to digital transformation

The paper focuses on the evaluation of the existing conceptual approach to the development and implementation of policies in the field of information and digital technologies in the so-called "coal" regions of the Czech Republic. These coal regions (i.e. the Moravian-Silesian, Ústí nad Karlovy Vary regions) have significant amounts of funds allocated for the development of digital technologies in the 2021-2027 programming period. The subject of investigation is the degree of dichotomy between the set implementation system of interventions for digitalization of selected regions on the one hand, and on the other hand the level of reflection on monitoring and creation of contextual statistical indicators for evaluation of digitalization progress at the regional level (regardless of the original sources of funding).


Clare Sheils


Clare Sheils

Clare Sheils is the Managing Director of CBRE Czech Republic (a Global Commercial Real Estate firm) and a member of its Central and Eastern European Board. She is from the UK and has lived and worked in the CEE region since 2008. Prior to becoming Managing Director of the Czech office, she was Head of Valuation for the region and Head of the Industrial Sector.

Obstacles for the development of real estate in the Czech Republic

The presentation will focus on the main obstacles faced by large companies when they choose the Czech Republic as their prefered location for their logisitics, manaufacturing or production. As the Czech Republic has 0 % vacancy in current Industrial space to accommodate their requirements, in the majority of cases CBRE supports these companies by sourcing land and helping them from the initial planning stage right through until occupation of the property. We will discuss the criteria necessary for these companies to invest into the Czech Republic and we will explore cases of when we lose these investments to neighbouring countries.

Ing. Stefano Wagner

Studi Associati SA (Lugano, Switzerland)

Ing. Stefano Wagner

Stefano Wagner is a partner in the design office Studi Associati SA in Lugano, Switzerland. He is a member of the International Society of Urban Planners (IsoCARP), President of the Swiss Society for Urban Planning and Regional Policies (ROREP), Vice President of the Swiss Society of Environmental Experts (SUV-ASEP). He has been involved in strategic plans for Lugano (Nuovo Quartiere Cornaredo), the National Park "Adula", major transport studies (AlpTransit) and research work (Umwelt und Verkehr) in Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine and Germany.

Spatial transformation processes of strategic urban areas: the Swiss case

The Swiss national development strategy is since recent years mandatory devoted by law to inner development: this means mainly to identify urban transformation processes for strategic areas served by high-performance public transport systems to avoid further urban sprawl and to strength sustainable development.

The contribution, based on best practice cases, focuses on 3 main topics:

  • Regional development strategies
  • Masterplan processes
  • Public-private procedures

Regional development strategies, especially the ones aiming to coordinate socio-economic development with transport infrastructures, are basic tools to determine strategic development areas. Masterplan tools, especially urban planning processes, determine the base to elaborate formal planning rules in these strategic areas and define roles in the public-private process to implement the goals with efficient means. Public-private procedures aim to involve investors from early stages onwards into these transformation processes.

Basic questions (and therefore methodological issues) arise in the mandatory participatory process to involve the stakeholders (including the local population) while determining legal security for investors. Can urban planning competitions be used for that purpose?

doc. Jakub Vorel


doc. Jakub Vorel

Jakub Vorel is an urban planner with teaching, consulting and research experience in the fields of spatial and strategic planning of territorial development, data analytics, geo-informatics and computer modelling of territorial development. He works at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Ondřej Gabaš MSc.


Ondřej Gabaš MSc.

Ondřej Gabaš is an urban planner and economist, graduated at the University of Groningen. Professionally, Ondřej worked as an advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Finance at the City Hall of the Capital City of Prague and as a Strategy Specialist at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development Currently, Ondřej works for a private consulting fcompany called 4ct focused on urban sustainable development and urban planning.

Ing. Marek Jetmar, PhD.

Ministry of Interior CR

Ing. Marek Jetmar, PhD.

Dr. Marek Jetmar is an expert in regional and local development, public administration and public finance. In his professional career, he has served in various managerial and expert positions in central administrative offices (Ministry for Regional Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Government Office, now Ministry of Interior), participated in the elaboration of a number of important documents such as Regional Development Strategy of the Czech Republic, Regional (Kraj) Development Strategy, National Strategic Reference Framework of the Czech Republic, National Development Plan of the Czech Republic 2007-2013, Operational Programmes for Cross-Border Cooperation, National Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization, etc. He was also involved in the elaboration of local development strategies, methodologies for the needs of central authorities (i.e. Methodology for Intermunicipal Cooperation, a number of studies and analyses.

In academia, he focuses on the sphere of public administration and public finance, in addition to the themes already mentioned. He was engaged at the University of Economics, The College of Regional Development and today he lectures at the Ambis University. In addition to teaching and research activities, he is involved in the management of the Department of Economics and Management, where he serves as a deputy head. He is the author of books and university textbooks.He is the researcher of research projects focused on municipalities, regions, central administration. He led the Czech technology Agency project focused on the efficiency of municipalities (DEA).

Current agenda addressed by the Ministry of the Interior in the field of territorial administration

The speech will focus on current issues addressed by the Ministry of Interior – a new form of inter-municipal cooperation (community of municipalities), the issue of demarcation of administrative districts and reflections on the formation of a metropolitan union (cooperation in functional territories of agglomerations

Ing. Daniel Franke, PhD.


Ing. Daniel Franke, PhD.

Daniel Franke is a specialist in spatial data processing, working as an assistant professor and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU and Faculty of Environment of ČZU in Prague. He works in the field of urban, spatial, landscape and transport planning with a focus on GIS data processing and interpretation. He is a co-investigator of several grants and co-author of Czech and foreign scientific articles. Recently, he has published articles on the spatial benefits and efficiency of motorway and high-speed rail network construction and spatial socio-economic polarization in the Czech Republic.

The Conference Output

Chosen contributions will be published in a conference proceedings (ISSN 2571-4228).

The conference is supported by Czech Technical University in Prague through SVK 46/22/F5 grant.
Thank you.

Thanks also to the following institutions:

Participating universities

  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Prague University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Economics
  • Prague University of Economics and Business, Faculty of Finance and Accounting
  • J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Faculty of Social and Economic Studies
  • International Real Estate Business School, Universität Regensburg
  • The Bartlett School of Planning (UCL), London
  • University of Technology and Economics, Budapest

Partners of the conference

  • The Association for Urbanism and Land Use Planning (AUUP CR)
  • The Association for Real Estate Market Development (ARTN)
  • The Association of Developers (AD)
  • Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Praha)
  • IREAS, Praha / IREAS Prague


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