Why is there a shortage of flats in Prague? On the invisible but most important cause of the metropolitan plan with the head of development, Prague, Ondřej Boháč
“We have an extremely strong state administration and municipal politicians are a state of kneeling. Which is a relatively unwise situation. The states around us today perceive that cities are the engines of the economy and leave them much more freedom. The state asks them what we can do for you to function well and fulfill the state coffers. Thanks to functioning cities, states can support weaker regions. In our country, the state has the feeling that cities must constantly control and manage, because otherwise the end of the world would come. The consequence of decision-making without responsibility and without knowledge from the state administration is that everything takes an incredibly long time. If you want to repair a crossroads, it takes eight years before you build a kindergarten, the children are already in college, “says Ondřej Boháč, director of the Institute and Planning in Prague.
Moreover, according to him, the state does not act in a coordinated manner, but every ministerial official defends only his interest, regardless of the whole. According to him, negotiations with state authorities are similar to rugby. “Imagine that one team in rugby needs to be officials from the Ministry of the Environment and the other team is conservation officials. You throw the rugby cone into the mill and then just the news of what’s going on with it, ”describes the position of the Boháč cities in the Welcome the Future podcast.
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- And whose city, according to Ondřej Boháč, is?
Not only does he talk about it in the podcast Welcome the Future by Eva Hanáková and Vladimír Piskáček