Geografie 1985, 90, 100-107

Czech Geography and the Development ot Physical and Regional Planning

Martin Hampl, Karel Kühnl

Katedra ekonomické a regionální geografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

An increasing interest in the problems of practice, namely in the problems of physical and regional planning was a significant feature in the development of Czech geography during the last decades. The advancement of applied functions of geography has been shown by a gradual integration of theoretical and applied research, by an intensive cooperation between geographical, projecting and planning institutions as well as by a remarkable increase in the number of geographers working in the regional and physical planning sphere. Especially the questions of environment and development of settlement structure and urbanization process are put through as fundamental problems in the orientation of applied research.