Residents of the Vybíralova courtyard at Černý Most have seen the first version of the plan to revitalize their estate. The aim is to improve safety and the local environment and to offer better management and interesting activities for children, adults and senior citizens. The draft plan also deals with the poor parking situation.
The City of Prague is announcing a design competition for municipal street furniture. Designers will come up with a new look for benches, bike stands and litter bins, and will compete in a public international competition organised by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague). All the street furniture should be designed in line with the character and history of Prague and should tastefully enhance the image of Prague’s streets and squares. The winner will be known in autumn 2017.
The public spaces of Prague’s eleven metro stations should see a change for the better. The proposed measures for selected stations were drawn up by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague), at the request of Prague City Council. In addition to a general clean-up, the mobile stands, excessively aggressive advertising and inappropriate street furniture should be removed from the concourses. At the same time, the range of services and shops will be housed in permanent premises. Some stations could also be restored to their original, architecturally valuable design.
The draft of the new Prague Land Use Plan, the Metropolitan Plan, was assessed during the summer by a working group made up of lawyers and urban planners. In the final report the members of this group state that the draft meets all the legislative require
This week Prague City Council withdrew the former director of the Institute of Planning and Development, Petr Hlaváček, and entrusted the management of the Institute to his deputy, Ondřej Boháč. Ing. arch. Petr Hlaváček was appointed director in February 2015 after succeeding in an open selection procedure and after being recommended to Prague City Council by a committee of experts as the best possible candidate.