Overview of the planning systems and instruments in education of planners

Igor Kyselka

SUMMARY

The contribution is divided into two parts. The first one brings the overall overview on the development and methods of spatial planning in our territory, from the very beginnings in the Middle Ages up to current practice in land-use planning that is in the focus of the paper. In the second part it deals with some aspects of current education of future planners. It is possible to state that the approach towards the education of the planning disciplines at the Czech universities is rather non-homogeneous and non-complex. There is a different approach towards spatial planning at the faculties of architecture and civil engineering, different at the garden architecture faculty with the branch of garden and landscape architecture in Lednice and finally a different one at the branch of geography at the faculties of natural sciences. One of the problems is that the inter-branch disciplines as the regional and landscape planning do not exist and land-use planning is still of the character where to locate the buildings. We can only hope that in the near future the need to address the structural funds of EU will be reflected in the more complex education in spatial planning.

Keywords: education, spatial planning, development, land-use planning, Czech Republic, systems, tools, spatial planners