Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Regional Sustainable Development
Course code:URO
Course title in language of instruction:Udržitelný rozvoj regionu
Course title in Czech:Udržitelný rozvoj regionu
Course title in English:Regional Sustainable Development
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:Bc. Ing. Ivana Karberová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Helena Lorencová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
prof. Ing. Ilja Vyskot, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:State Bachelor Exam and not Regional Sustainable Development in EN
Aims of the course:Students will be able to understand the issue of sustainable regional development after passing this course - especially in the areas of strategic resources (energy, transport), natural resources (components of the environment, landscape and sustainable agriculture), in nature and landscape protection in relation to the development of regions. Furthermore, gain knowledge and understanding of the social aspects of regional development (tourism, recreation, etc.), industry and policy related to regional development. Critical thinking skills of students, the ability of professional discussion and the expressing their views on a wide range of issues related to sustainable development of regions will be practically supported by chosen way of coaching.
Course contents:
1.Sustainable Regional Development - from starting points, strategy and concept through policy and administration to the specific management (allowance 3/3)
2.Strategic resources for Sustainable Regional Development - sustainable energy and transport (allowance 3/3)
3.Natural resources for Sustainable Regional Development -- basic environment and landscape components, sustainable agriculture (allowance 3/3)
4.Nature and landscape protection in sustainable regional development - strategy, concept, management, experience (allowance 3/3)
5.Social aspects of sustainable regional development - tourism, recreation, leisure activities (allowance 3/3)
6.Sustainable regional development - environmental management systems, environmental audits, waste management, information technology (allowance 3/3)
7.Economics and policy of sustainable regional development - evaluation and quantification of natural resources (allowance 3/3)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to solve problems
-ability to work independently
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Analyze regional problems.
-Conceptual solutions of regional development issues
-Formulate proposals of problem solutions in a region
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solution to eliminate regional disparities in general context.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The successful assessment of the course is conditional on the participation in the lecture and consultancy blocks. It is required to draw up seven seminar papers (protocols) of at least two sides on selected topics according to the lectured blocks. Seminar work should demonstrate the gained knowledge from the lectured topics; the ability to specify the problem and to propose its solutions for sustainable development in the individual region. The completion and final evaluation of the course is based on these results from each part of the course (the participation in the lecture and consultancy blocks and the level of evaluated seminar papers).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     colloquium14 h0 h
     preparation for exam43 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h0 h
     elaboration of reports35 h35 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h9 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • NOVÁČEK, P. Udržitelný rozvoj. 2nd ed. 430 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2795-9.
  • VAŠKO, M. Cestovní ruch a regionální rozvoj. 1st ed. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 2002. 95 p. ISBN 80-245-0445-6.
  • STARZYCZNÁ, H. et al. Exogenní a endogenní faktory regionálního rozvoje - zhodnocení empirických zkušeností a teoretických přístupů k pólům rozvoje. Karviná: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Obchodně podnikatelská fakulta v Karviné, 2005. 343 p. ISBN 80-7248-337-4.
  • CAPELLO, R. -- NIJKAMP, P. Handbook of regional growth and development theories. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 529 p. ISBN 978-1-84980-084-6.
  • HEŘMANOVÁ, E. -- CHROMÝ, P. et al. Kulturní regiony a geografie kultury: kulturní reálie a kultura v regionech Česka. 1st ed. Praha: ASPI, 2009. 348 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-339-3.
  • PIKE, A. -- RODRÍGUEZ-POSE, A. -- TOMANEY, J. Local and regional development. New York: Routledge, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 978-0-415-35717-3.
  • BLAIR, J P. -- CARROLL, M C. Local economic development: analysis, practices, and globalization. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009. 313 p. ISBN 978-1-4129-6483-8.
  • COOKE, P. -- PICCALUGA, A. Regional development in the knowledge economy. Abingdon: Routledge, 2006. 279 p. ISBN 978-0-415-57863-9.
  • HUBÍK, S. Sociální konstrukce rozvoje regionu. Teoretická a metodologická východiska. 1st ed. Brno: MSD, s r.o., 2006. 102 p. 1. ISBN 80-86633-73-X.
  • The sustainability of rural systems: geographical interpretations. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 280 p. ISBN 1-4020-0513-X.
  • MALINOVSKÝ, J. -- SUCHÁČEK, J. Velký anglicko-český slovník vysvětlující pojmy regionálního rozvoje a regionální politiky Evropské unie = [Big English-Czech dictionary of regional development and the EU regional policy. 1st ed. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2006. 956 p. ISBN 80-248-1117-0.