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Housing for the City and a City for Housing

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: September 3, 2020, 19:00 – 21:00

A lack of apartments has been holding back the capital for some time. Protracted and inadequate construction work, particularly in recent years, has led to a sharp rise in property prices and rents. The development of the shared economy is pushing private housing out of the city centre. Alongside apartments in commercial projects beyond the price range of the average young family and the limited range of social housing set aside for the most disadvantaged, there is a crying need for the development of apartment projects for the middle-income group on the cooperative principle and with municipal support. Could this help lead to more affordable flats becoming available? Is the city prepared to support such projects? Can some use be made of the sharp fall in demand for short-term rentals sparked by the Covid-19 crisis, bringing Praguers back to apartments in the downtown area, if nothing else?

These and more questions will be discussed by Hana Marvanová, Prague City Hall councillor for legislation, public administration and housing support, Tomáš Lapáček, director of the Strategy Department at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development, and economist and journalist Miroslav Zámečník.

Michael Žantovský will moderate.


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