7 Jun 2016 19:00
Charles IV: Architectural Legacy and Modern Urban Environment
Prague, the most medieval of European capitals, owes the foundation of its New Town, the largest urban planning project of the medieval period, to king Charles IV, one of its first visionary developers. What were the international influences behind his ingenious spatial concept which prepared Prague for the demands of the 21st century? What is the essence of the sustainable urban space? How can heritage help to deliver regeneration, support enterprise today and involve and benefit communities?
A panel discussion chaired by Ros
Kerslake, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. With Dave Chetwyn, Managing Director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC and Chair,
Historic Towns Forum; Zoë Opačić, Senior Lecturer in the History and
Theory of Architecture, Birkbeck College, University of London; Karel Maier, architect and lecturer at Czech
Technical University Prague, a
specialist in urban planning and sustainable spatial development.
Admission: £8.50 + £1.65 booking fee
Prague celebrates the 700th birthday of the greatest-ever
Juliet Rix, 14 May 2016, Daily Telegraph
Part of a series of events celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (1316–1378) organized by Czech Centre London, Czech Tourism, The Friends of Czech Heritage, Czech National Trust and Embassy of the Czech Republic in London.
Cover image: Prague, from Harmann Schedel's Liber Chronicarum 1439; photo: Jiří Kuthan
and Roman Emperor Charles IV during the building of Prague’s New Town.
The book is
being sold in Czech, as well as an English translation. It can be ordered at:
Publisher Práh is
offering another book by Renáta Fučíková, which presents the modern history of
The book is being sold in Czech,
as well as an English translation. It can be ordered at:
St Ethelburgas's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
7 Jun 2016 19:00