Dear Praguers, Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib – Mayor of Prague this week announces with great glory the construction of three sets of new city apartments. But if we put the information in perspective, we will find that there is really nothing to celebrate.
On the contrary, affordable housing in Prague after three years of the Pirates’ rule is reminiscent of a desert where nothing is nothing here. This is not a construction as such, but a mere approval of the preparation of construction projects. But an even more fundamental problem is the chosen pace. It is enough for projects to build 300 city apartments next week to approach the approval of the plan for 400 more units, their preparation and construction will take at least another few years. This means that the city will not live up to the already modest goal of building at least 500 municipal housing units a year, which it set out in its housing development strategy a few months ago.
In addition, discounts from the originally planned pace are expected in the coming years. How else to explain the recent statements that six to seven thousand flats could grow on urban land in the next two decades, about a third less than originally intended. If it is not possible to deviate quickly from such a set trend, the shortage of city flats will increase ugly with each passing year.
As far as the cumulative decline in construction leads, which we can show in the statistics you will find in the link below: due to seventeen weaker years, when construction was slower than long-term operation, our country is now poorer by more than 110,000 flats. And I completely agree with the author of the article that we are sorely missing these undeveloped flats today. How do you evaluate the plans for the construction of city apartments? Does the pace you choose are insufficient, or are you inclined to believe that you need to speed up? I look forward to your comments, write them as usual down here, below the post. An article I respond to find HERE.
(taken from Profile)
- YES 2011
- Spatial Planning
The article was taken from the Profile of Ing. Ondřej Prokop
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