The metropolis will no longer grow in width, the development will be denser and taller. The draft Metropolitan Plan envisages such a variant. “Expanding the city is unecological and uneconomical. Prague is one of the most sparsely populated cities in Europe, with 25 inhabitants per hectare, although we know that the city is starting to function best at 100 inhabitants per hectare. In such cities it is efficient to run public transport, shops and restaurants thrive. In addition, people meet and like to walk. This is called the city of short distances, “explains Marek Vácha, a spokesman for the Institute of Planning and Development (IPR), explaining the current form of the plan.