Planning and Management of Resilient City - AP501005
Title: Planning and Management of Resilient City
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer: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 is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Examination dates   
The course is focused on the description of the relationship between sustainability and resilience (of cities). City management and administration, including security planning and crisis management is discussed. And also history of cities – their rises and falls according to their weak resilience and mistakes of their administration. The issue is viewed from a theoretical point of view (what it should be, ensuring basic metabolic flows in a city) and from a personal point of view of responsible decision-makers.
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (17.12.2020)
Aim of the course

Students will understand resilience as a key characteristic of long-term sustainable development. They will know the economic nature of resilience and the possibilities of its management in big cities. They will understand the issues of security planning and its relationship to crisis management. They will be able to apply the knowledge in other research activities.

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (07.12.2020)

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

RODIN, Judith, 2014. The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong. New York: PublicAffairs. 384 s. ISBN 978-1610394703

HUDEČEK, T., KOUCKÝ, R., JANÍČKOVÁ, M., LÉŇO, M., SOUKUP, M. (2017): Planning, Accessibility, and Distribution of New Parks: Case Study of the City of Prague. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 143(3), ISSN 0733-9488

GOODSPEED, Robert (2020): Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions: Managing and Envisioning Uncertain Futures, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 264 p. ISBN 978-1558444003

HUDEČEK, T., HNILIČKA P., DLOUHÝ, M., LEŇO CUTÁKOVÁ, L., LEŇO, M. (2019): Urban structures, population density and municipal expenditures: An empirical study in the Czech Republic. Urban Studies, 56 (16), s. 3450-3465

HALL, Peter, 1998. Cities in civilization: culture, innovation, and urban order. London: Phoenix books. ISBN 07-538-0815-3.

HALL, Peter a Nicholas FALK, 2014. Good cities, better lives: how Europe discovered the lost art of urbanism. London, New York.

GLEASER, Edward (2011): Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. N.Y.: Penguin Press. 351 p. ISBN 978-0143120544

BATTY, Michael, 2013. The new science of cities. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-01952-1.

SPECK, Jeff, 2012. Walkable Cities. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-28581-4.

GORENFLO, Neil, LLEWELYN, Tom, a Maira SUTTON, (eds.) 2018: Sharing Cities Activating the Urban Commons. San Francisco: Shareable. ISBN 978-0-9992440-0-5.

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (08.12.2020)

1) Introduction, discussion of current problems of large cities in the world

2) The rise and fall of cities in history as a result of low resilience

3) Basic flows of urban metabolism, modern aspects of urban resilience

4) Concepts of sustainability and resilience, differentiation of goals and strategies in urban planning in the settlement system

5) Economic point of view – The Resilience Dividend

6) Urban structure as a tool for increasing the resilience of the city

7) Social and demographic aspect of city resilience, housing issue

8) Planning of the resilient city's transport system, mobility and accessibility issue

9) Planning and management of resilient technical infrastructure

10) Security planning of big cities, typology of crisis and security plans

11) Crisis management of big cities, crisis staff

12) City manager vs. head of the crisis staff, theory and practice

13) The future of administration and management of big cities in terms of resilience; legislation, security planning and crisis management issue

14) Discussion of current problems of big cities in the world from the point of view of the city (crisis) manager

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (17.12.2020)
Course completion requirements

Oral exam

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (07.12.2020)