Unusual guide for not-just-tourists: All you need to know about city planning challenges!
This is a brief guide to the city of Ústí nad Labem. This English booklet summarizes essential themes of the city that were raised during the community education series Re-vize Ústí. The booklet is devoted to foreign professionals and to people who want to learn more about the city they have visited. The booklet is a cooperative project of Re-vize Ústí and Jan Evangelista Purkyně University.
Download fulltext: ↓here
Together with 35 colleagues from 12 countries, the editorial team consisting of Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavíková and Simon McCarthy finallized the new book called Nature-Based Flood Risk Management on Private Land.
Book was published by Springer as Open Access. Download it from here.
From 17th to 21st June, 2019, the Faculty of Social and Economic Studies and the Faculty of Science of J. E. Purkyně University will be organizing the International Summer School on Ecosystem Services. Here, students from around the world will map the greenery in selected parts of Ústí nad Labem.
„This is the first summer school of this type that we are organizing. Admission was opened to all university students in the whole world regardless of area of study. We are very pleased by students’ interest,” comments Dr. Jiří Louda, organizer of the summer school as well as of the project BIDELIN, within which the summer school is being held. He adds, “We selected 23 students from 12 countries – Turkey, Switzerland, Germany, but even from China or Algeria, for example – to participate in the summer school.”
The Summer School on Ecosystem Services should familiarize the students with selected methods of mapping and evaluating ecosystem services as well as practically trying them out in a selected model territory. “The course will not be of only theoretical lectures; we are mainly putting emphasis on practical work,” Dr. Louda says and specifies, “The students will map greenery in selected locations in Ústí nad Labem. After analyzing the acquired data, they will try to design measures for improving the current situation.”
Theoretical instruction will take place at the Department of Geography of the Faculty of Science of J.E.P. University, where students will also work with geographical information systems (GIS).
Besides the Faculties of Social and Economic Studies and of Science at UJEP, the Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung in Dresden and Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Bernburg are also participating in the organization.
“The cooperation with co-organizers is no coincidence. We have been organizing a bilateral Czech-German course focused on similar themes with both institutions for 6 years. The course, which is held in the winter semester, is only open to students of UJEP and from Germany, however,” clarifies Dr. Louda. “The current summer school is open to absolutely everyone.”
Download the summer school flyer here.
Dr. Jiri Louda
In February 2020, IEEP team will co-organize the 14th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR). Lenka Slavíková and Eliška Vejchodská got the hosting flag in February 2019 in Texas. Check more here: plpr2020.ujep.cz.
The 6th year student course about Values of ecosystem services, biodiversity and green-blue infrastructure in cities focuses on exemplary parts of the city of Decin – Marianska louka, Kvadrberk – at this time. Course took place on the second week of October at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem (UJEP). The IEEP with Liebniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Developmnet organise this bilateral course for Czech and German student. This 3-day course allows participants to test methods of mapping green-blue infrastructure. The goal of this mapping is to evaluate ecosystem services of selected locations. Ecosystem services are the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems to human well-being.
Each Czech-German group of students will work on a joint project over the next few months. They will use the acquired methods to evaluate green-blue areas in Decin. Interim results will be presented in November 2018 at Dresden meeting in IÖR (Dresden). The course is organised as a part of BIDELIN project. Looking forward to a second meeting!
We invite you to an international conference Energy efficiency policies toward 2030 – opportunities and challenges for Central Europe, which we hold in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague and the Czech-Austrian Energy Expert Group. The conference will take place on 26 November 2018 in How2Base Hall in the city centre of Prague (address: Římská 20, Prague 2).
Capacity of the conference is limited! Please confirm your attendance until 15th November 2018 by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Detailed conference program here.
Wednesday, 20. 6. from 13:00 (CET), there will be 60-minute broadcasting from the Riga workshop focused on land and flood risk management issues (more about COST action LAND4FLOOD here).
Why land matters for flood risk management? Because the quality of soil affects floods (and droughts)? Because land is in someone’s ownership?
Watch the interview video of the LAND4FLOOD COST Action addressing these questions.
The special issue of the Journal of Flood Risk Management 1/2018 Land for Flood Risk Management: A catchment-wide and multi-level perspective has been published.
Jiřina Jílková served as its co-editor. Together with Jan Macháč and Lenka Slavíkova, two papers co-authored by IEEP members are included in the special issue.
Impact Factor of the journal is 3.121 (being in Q1 of Water Resources).
In January – February 2018, the winter part of the bilateral Czech-Austrian course Energy & Society was organized in Prague in cooperation with Czech Technical University and University of Economics.
The 13th year was inspired with the interactive form of teaching using experimental desing and discussions. Students visited small water power plant in Mirejovice and the coal power plant in Melnik.
The second part of the course will be held during summer in Vienna. In the meantime, bilateral Czech-Austrian teams develop common theses and looking forward to their second meeting.