Course: Urban and Regional Management

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Course title Urban and Regional Management
Course code KGE/MMR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1) Overview of theoretical concepts of local and regional development, respectively municipal and regional policy. 2) From strategic planning to strategic management of cities and regions. 3) City and regional management: definition (specifics), objectives and instruments. 4) Changing managerial functions and roles of local and regional authorities. 5) Specific areas of city / regional management (decision-making mechanisms, finance, human resource, information, communication, innovation and knowledge, projects, etc.). 6) Creation, implementation and evaluation of development strategies and projects for cities and regions. 7) Overview of analytical, forecasting, evaluation and managerial methods. 8) Cooperation and partnership in development of cities and regions: forms, examples, success factors. 9) Development strategies for cities and regions - examples of good practices from the Czech Republic and abroad. 10) Practical problems and restrictions of strategic planning and management of cities and regions: possible solutions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Project-based instruction, Task-based study method, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 36 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
None
professional skills
none
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Student: - has knowledge of the concepts of city and regional development, changing functions and roles of city and regional management, - knows the problems of management of cities and regions and their potential practical solutions, - has the knowledge necessary for the development of strategic plans and projects for cities and regions, - is able to manage the organization of public administration at local and regional level.
professional skills
Student: - has knowledge of the concepts of city and regional development, changing functions and roles of city and regional management, - knows the problems of management of cities and regions and their potential practical solutions, - has the knowledge necessary for the development of strategic plans and projects for cities and regions, - is able to manage the organization of public administration at local and regional level.
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Task-based study method
Project-based instruction
professional skills
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Written exam
Seminar work
general eligibility
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D. Teorie regionálního rozvoje. Praha, 2011.
  • Ochrana, F. ? Půček, M. Efektivní zavádění a řízení změn ve veřejné správě. Smart Administration.. Praha, 2011.
  • Veselý, A. ? Nekola, M. (ed.). Analýza a tvorba veřejných politik. Přístupy, metody a praxe.. Praha. ISBN 2007.
  • Wright, G. ? Nemec, J. Management veřejné správy. Teorie a praxe.. Praha, 2003.


Study plans that include the course
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