Fresh data for the city: IPR Prague to update the city’s Spatial Documentation and Analysis materials
Prague’s Spatial Documentation and Analysis materials are a compilation of data on the city’s existing conditions, which make it possible to keep track of the city’s growth. This series of documents describes the city’s values, limitations and options for future development. IPR Prague is currently working on an update to the 2016 version of the materials. The Prague City Council has approved a new format for the update.
The Spatial Documentation and Analysis materials describe the capital’s existing conditions and compile data on development. They capture the city’s structure, as well as the condition of its green areas and that of its technical and transport infrastructure. These materials can be defined as a data compendium which serves as a tool for sound decision-making in the city. In additional to spatial relationships, the materials also describe the city’s economic, social, demographic, and cultural aspects, as well as the quality of the environment.
“Just as the needs of the city are changing, the demands on the documents we use in territorial planning are changing. It is excellent news that we will be getting updated Spatial Documentation and Analysis materials, which will undoubtedly assist us in better navigating territorial decision-making processes and other matters,” said Petr Hlaváček, the deputy mayor responsible for territorial planning.
The forthcoming documents will differ slightly from previous versions. For the first time, the level of detail in the documentation will be split into regional and municipal levels. In the future, this will facilitate the preparation and review of the Metropolitan Plan and updates to the Principles of Territorial Development.
“The Spatial Documentation and Analysis materials are a very large data set which describes the city. At IPR Prague, we strive to share this data with the general public to the maximum extent possible. To this end, we will be expanding our online browser to include more information about individual locations in the city as part of the update process,” said Ondřej Boháč, Director of IPR Prague.