City of Prague

About Prague

Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic and also the 14th largest city in the European Union. The City of Prague has a population of around 1.27 million people. Another 300,000-400,000 people commute to Prague every day for work, studies, treatment or tourism. Prague concentrates approximately 12% of the Czech population and the territory of the city generates approximately a quarter of the national gross domestic product. About 80% of the total workforce in Prague is employed in the tertiary economic sector, which generates 80% of added value. Major universities and a number of research institutes (2/3 of public research institutions) are to be found in Prague, as well as the majority of businesses active in research and development. 

The city is facing numerous climate and water related urban challenges, such as densification, biodiversity loss, flooding and pollution. The primary concerns in Prague are stormwater management and urban air quality, which the city aims to address by implementing nature-based solutions to enhance the number of and extend existing green spaces and improve water filtration.

Prague's vision for 2050 is to have a high-quality green infrastructure, which is interconnected and provides multiple ecosystem services. Water bodies will be used for both recreation and sustainable water management. Through a smart combination of technology and nature-based solutions, the city is flexible to adapt to the climate and changing circumstances. Smart planning and design are applied at all levels, to adapt to local circumstances and to allow flexibility over time.

Ambitions, Vision & System Analysis

Ambitions of Prague for 2050

Watch follower city Prague present the ambitions for the city on climate and water resilience and nature-based solutions for 2050.

Presenter: Monika Uhlenbruch, IPR Prague

Latest Updates

Buddy Meeting Between Eindhoven and Prague

The so-called “Buddy System” has been developed within the UNaLab project as a set of tools and activities to transfer knowledge and results about nature-based solutions from the front-runner cities to the follower cities. As part of the buddy activities organised between the cities, front-runner city Eindhoven and follower city Prague organised a buddy meeting in Prague in May.

Prague Hosts Week of UNaLab Workshops for a Resilient Prague in 2050

Last August, Prague hosted a week of inspiring workshops as part of the European funded Urban Nature Labs project (UNaLab). Prague is a “Follower City” under this multi-year project, which aims to employ nature-based solutions to enhance the city’s climate resilience by using a “co-creation process”.

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