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By May 2022, we'll know what the new Vltava Philharmonic Hall will look like. Prague and IPR Prague have initiated the international architectural competition for its design.

Today at last, a big step has been taken towards adding another culturally significant building to Prague after more than 100 years. The announcement of an…
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Read the latest issue of the IPR Prague International Newsletter! 18. 8. 2021

You can read previous issues of the newsletter here. 
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The Florenc Cycle Depot named as a finalist in the 2021 EUROCITIES Awards. Another cycle depot is planned for Anděl.

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The City of Prague moves closer to the construction of its own housing stock with new development guidelines.

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Revoluční třída to become a new city boulevard. Asphalt will be replaced with paving, sidewalks will be widened, and trees added.

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Over 30,000 parcels have already been delivered by bike. Prague is preparing a second bike depot in Smíchov.

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Prague’s new housing strategy includes plans for 9,000 new apartments each year and city ownership of 35,000 apartments by 2030.

Metropolitan Plan

Starting in the 1930s, there was this idea that the city needs to be divided into work, housing and recreational zones, with inhabitants making their way between them via complementary transport zones. Soon, however, these original four functions were no longer fit for purpose, and the zones began to fragment into smaller and smaller areas in the land-use plans. We had reached the stage where there were over ninety different types of areas in the current plan. The upcoming Metropolitan Plan is an attempt at steering the ship around, at returning to traditional urban planning where the city is structured primarily according to a set plan. The second problem with the existing plan is its instability: between 2000 and 2012 alone, 2,060 amendments to the land-use plan were discussed. The sheer scale of these changes has made the plan looser and less respected. To address this, there are plans to establish regulations narrowing down the number of possible alterations.

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Geoportal

The Geoportal is a basic web portal for viewing maps and looking up information about the territory of Prague. The Geoportal offers a great many maps, ranging in scope from the current zoning plan to the city’s cycle paths. With apps such as “Prague Maps” and “Online Map”, anyone can run searches on topics as diverse as population, air quality and price mapping.

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Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP)

The core mandate of the Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) is to improve the current public debate on Prague’s development, and to inform and educate the public about architecture and city planning.

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