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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Administration and Urban Planning - AM501058
Title: Administration and Urban Planning
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Annotation -
The course is focused on the description of basic principles of decision-making process in public administration (incl. politics), planning, good governance, modes of decision-making - in times of calm and in times of crisis. Specifics of Czech system of public administration, limits of decision-making within the public administration hierarchy, small and big cities, is being also discussed. Exercises are designed as discussion seminars or individual or group work of students focused on practical tasks from practice
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (26.01.2022)
Aim of the course -

Students will understand the basis of decision-making process in societal systems. They will understand this process, and administration and planning as forms of decision-making process in societal systems. They will be able to distinguish modes of decision-making, main areas of public administration and also the limits of decision-making in these areas. They will get acquainted with the biggest current problems of the administration of the Capital City of Prague and will be able to find appropriate solutions.

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (26.01.2022)
Literature -

R: HUDEČEK, T. (2020): City management and administration – The Second Book: Good City Administration in the Conditions of the Czech Republic. Prague: IPD. 131 p. ISBN 978-80-88377-17-7

R: HUDEČEK, T. (2020): City management and administration – The Third Book: Administration and Crisis Management of Prague in 2012–2014. Prague: IPD. 159 p. ISBN 978-80-88377-18-4

A: DOUGLAS, T. Yates, Jr. (1978): The Ungovernable City: The Politics of Urban Problems and Policy Making. Mass: MIT Press. 238 p. ISBN 978-0262740135

Last update: Švecová Lenka (13.05.2022)
Syllabus -

1) Basic information about the course, discussion of current topics of the Capital City of Prague

2) Introduction to the issue, basic terms and definitions, links with other subjects

3) Basic areas, limits and role of city administration

4) Basic differences in the governance of small and large cities

5) The stratification of the self-government of a big city

6) Complexity of big city administration

7) Economy and budgeting

8) Planning and strategy

9) Land-use development – basic instruments

10) Density and economy

11) Current issues of management and public administration of the Capital City of Prague

12) Reform of the Territorial Development Policy in Prague 2012–2014 and evaluation of the reform

13) Crisis management in public administration

14) Discussion of current topics from the perspective of city manager

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (26.01.2022)
Course completion requirements -

Credits will be based on attendance and elaboration of papers. The oral exam have to be passed for completion the course.

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (26.01.2022)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.5 14
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