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Skidmore College

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Spring 2015

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Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change


The purpose of the this study is to understand the rise in auto traffic in the city center of Prague since the Velvet Revolution and to use this understanding to make my own recommendations for policies I believe the city should enact to limit traffic in the macro and micro scale. The theoretical framework was created through observations of three specific streets and through interviews with urban planning experts. Although there are many different strategies for calming down traffic in Prague, the most important are to execute long term planning and to focus on limiting the numbers of cars in the city center rather than just focus on reorganizing them.


Community-Based Research | European History | European Languages and Societies | International and Area Studies | Place and Environment | Urban, Community and Regional Planning | Urban Studies and Planning


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