Arnika Launches a Petition to Save Prague Greenery

Air pollution in Prague has reached extremely high levels and medical experts have sounded the alarm bell. This pollution is mainly caused by car traffic (1). According to...

How much dioxins do the Czechs eat? Toxic chemicals even after 12 years

Association ARNIKA ordered measurement of contamination of tissue of trout caught in the river Nisa in Liberec. The measurement was supposed to discover the level of dioxins...

Integrated pollution prevention permit for Spolchemie has entered into force

The decision of the Regional Authority of the Ústí Region concerning Spolchemie has entered into force. The decision on integrated pollution prevention permit for production of...

Experts: UNESCO skyline warning should be taken seriously

Heritage and real estate observers are imagining a scenario in which Prague City Hall will have to pay out billions of crowns in compensation in order to preserve its skyline and...

Building blocks

UNESCO condemns plans for Prague high-rises The power struggle between heritage preservation and modern development took a new turn early this month, giving heritage advocates...

UNESCO recommendation gives hope

Experts from UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting in New Zealand last week, suggested Prague should reconsider the planned construction of several new skyscrapers in the...

UNESCO warns Czechs of skyscrapers in Prague

Experts from the World Heritage Committee say construction plans should respect the skyline of historical Prague. " The Czech Republic should reconsider the projects to build...

Urban blues

Praguers have even resorted to calling in UN officials in their struggle against what is seen as a relentless incursion of ugly buildings on their few green and open spaces

Prague: outdoor museum among skyscrapers?

The situation in Prague is very serious. In a sense, Prague is at a crossroads, and decision making is taking place just now for which direction its future constructional and...

Buildings fitted in the panorama

We very much appreciate that mission of UNESCO and ICOMOS has arrived in Prague. But, we are deeply dismayed that in connection with your visit Mr Jan Kněžínek, director of the...

Planned skyscrapers are too high

In the latest hit to the long-troubled City Project in Prague 4, the UNESCO Committee for World Heritage plans to suggest that the height of two of the development’s high-rise...

Assessing Prague’s green areas

At first glance, Prague has plentiful areas of greenery although some observers are beginning to question the extent of the damage being done to Prague’s greenery by increased...