Miroslav Marada

Miroslav Marada
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Department of Social Geography and Regional Development

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In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of newly registered motorcycles worldwide. However, there is not only an increase in the number of motorcycles in traffic but also an increase in the number of conflicts between motorcyclists and the surrounding environment. A relatively significant research gap can be identifie...
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The recent development of modern intelligent transport systems has caused not only a major innovation in the organization and management of traffic but has also enabled a pronounced integration of new data on the transport phenomena and processes. The goal of the study is to analyse the daily mobility rhythms in an urban environment through data fr...
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Geography as a school subject offers enormous potential for fostering skills and competences crucial for life in twenty-first century. Yet most Czech geography teachers still lean towards memorizing facts with weak understanding. Why do we expect teachers to teach toward skills such as critical thinking if no consensus over its meaning exists – esp...
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The article deals with an issue of conception and evaluation a social capital on example of peripheral regions in Czechia. Social capital is considered here as a personal ability to get along in a community and to contribute to a development of civil society by personal activity. This conception includes both individual both network aspects of the...
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The world community of the first two decades of the twenty-first century represents a complicated system. Its functioning is greatly affected by information. The world is interconnected by information. People, including children, are overwhelmed, or even more attacked, with huge amounts of information and signals. Innovation is the driving force fo...
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There is currently a stress on the need to bring up the individuals able to look at global trends from various viewpoints, and tolerating and respecting people from other cultures, with different religions and worldviews as well. The study explores the way the task is fulfilled in the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Czechia, Hungary and Serbia. A qu...
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The main purpose of the article is the delimitation of functional regions in the Czech Republic based on the car transport flows. We argue that the traditionally used criteria for delimitation of functional regions (especially based on commuting to work flows) gradually losing their value. Therefore, we delimited functional regions as newly defined...
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The continuing European recession underlines the urgency of the unemployment and labour force mobility issue. Therefore, the objective of this study is to scrutinise the relationship between changes in unemployment rate and transport indicators in the intercensal period 2001–2011. Both primary and secondary data are used in the analysis. Rate of ca...
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The paper focuses on the impacts of the general education curriculum reform that has placed the pupils’ skills in the foreground of interest. Map skills are one of the most important groups of geographical skills. A test of map skills was drawn up in order to evaluate the level of map skills among pupils aged 11, 15 and 18. Its implementation prove...
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Assessing changes in the spatial distribution and intensity of traffic flow patterns, considered one of the main direct influences of the construction of transport infrastructure, is discussed in this paper. The central element of the research is a case study assessing such changes in connection with the opening of the D47 motorway in its Lipník na...
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The delimitation of nodal regions belongs among the fundamental methods of studying spatial organisation. Nodal regions are defined as regions in which intraregional interactions are closed. With respect to the available information on spatial interactions, nodal regions are defined especially on the basis of data on commuting to work, migration fl...
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Czechia has a relatively high density of the road network, although the basic network of motorways has not been completed and does not match the actual needs. Some regional centres still do not have good connection to the network of motorways or higher-quality railway network. This situation affects the key results of the analysis performed: 1. The...
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Although the acquisition of map skills is one of the primary objectives of geographic education, sufficient attention is yet to been paid to this topic in the Czech academic community. This lack of attention causes not only discrepancy in the definition of map skills, but also inconsistency in the classification of categories of map skills. This st...
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The paper presents the results of research that focuses on the ideas and views of primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary school teachers concerning the required geographical skills performance of pupils at the end of the 5th and 9th grades of so called elementary school and the last year of upper secondary school (approximately aged 11, 15 a...
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This monograph outlines and enframes the outcomes of the research projects in didactics for the subjects of biology, geography, and chemistry. This project has been supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (P407/10/0514). Based on a multi-level analysis of skills on the levels of the intended, realised, and achieved curriculum, an entire...
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This article seeks to explore differentiated developments in transport serviceability at the level of municipalities and their sub-divisions in Czechia from 2001 to 2009. Two different peripheral rural micro-regions – Sedlčany and Ledeč nad Sázavou – were selected for evaluation. The analysis is based on a number of statistical indicators, such as...
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Air transportation infrastructure has been present in Europe for over 100 years. In that period of time, the location pattern of airports has changed. Initially, airports were established at central locations in urbanized areas. Later on, airports were bei
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This article seeks to contribute to discussion concerning the concept of countryside in geographical sciences. In the first section it discusses selected approaches for assessing rural areas and presents key stimulants from the new regional and cultural geography (rural areas as a socio-spatial process and as living space). The second section prese...
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CHROMÝ, P., JANČÁK, V., MARADA, M., HAVLÍČEK, T. (2011): Rural Areas – Living Space: Regional Differences in the Perceptions of Representatives of Rural Municipalities in Czechia Regarding Rural Areas. Geografie,116, No.1, pp. 23–45. – This article seeks to contribute to discussion concerning the concept of countryside in geographical sciences. In...
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Evaluation of Competitiveness of Rail Transport on Example of Connection Among Regional Capitals in Czechia The article is focused on evaluating the significance of rail passenger transport in transport contacts among regional capitals in Czechia representing the most important centres in the settlement hierarchy. The review of the particular conne...
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JANČÁK, V., CHROMÝ, P., MARADA, M., HAVLÍČEK, T., VONDRÁČKOVÁ, P. (2010): Social capital as a factor in the development of peripheral areas: an analysis of selected components of social capital in Czechia’s typologically different peripheries. Geografie, 115, No. 2, pp. 207–222. – This article explores regional differences in the social capital of...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the spatial differentiation of transport possibilities, i.e. the availability of public transport connections (bus and train) and households equipped with cars. Monitoring has been carried out on two levels. First, an analysis of differences in transport possibilities was made, in socio-geographical regions (with...
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The main aim of the article is detailed evaluation of spatial differenti-ation of transport opportunities, that means supply of public transport connec-tions (bus and train), and household’s equipment by cars at the municipal level.From the methodological point of view there are two main levels of observing:- the analysis of differentiation of tran...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the spatial differentiation of transport possibilities, i.e. the availability of public transport connections (bus and train) and households equipped with cars. Monitoring has been carried out on two levels. First, an analysis of differences in transport possibilities was made, in socio-geographical regions (with...
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This article explores regional differences in the social capital of peripheral areas in Czechia. Its objective is to make a general contribution to studies of social and human capital and to the clarification of the role of such capital in the polarisation of space. Specifically, the article builds on previous quantitative analyses of differences i...
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For municipalities situated up to 15 minutes of car travel from the D11 motorway between Praha and Hradec Králové, the following characteristics were surveyed: · proportion of commuters to Prague · number of job opportunities in the municipality · unemployment rate in the municipality (4/2008) · transport accessibility (time needed) from the munici...
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HAVLÍČEK, T., CHROMÝ, P., JANČÁK, V., MARADA, M. (2008): Innere und äußere Peripherie am Beispiel Tschechiens. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft, 150, pp. 299–316. ISSN 0029-9138 – The contribution presents selected results of research on spatial polarization in Czechia and intends to ascertain that spatial development i...
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JANČÁK, V., HAVLÍČEK, T., CHROMÝ, P., MARADA, M. (2008): Regional Differentiation of Selected Conditions for the Development of Human and Social Capital in Czechia. Geografie, 113, 3, pp. 269–284. ISSN 1212-0014 – This article addresses the analysis of theoretical and methodological concepts of the quality of human and social capital and their rela...
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Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje 1.1 Úvod Vliv dopravní infrastruktury na lokální a regionální rozvoj je v odborné literatuře trvale sledovanou problematikou. Specifický vliv železnice jako faktoru rozvoje je hodnocena většinou v rámci různých historickogeografických a historických...
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1. vyd. Název z obálky Popsáno podle dotisku c2005, rok původního vyd. neuveden

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This project supported from Technological Agency is based on collaboration with Ministry for Regional development. The main goal is to define nonmetropolitan regions, its current problems and instruments for supporting their development. Project represented a part of more broadly defined Strategy for regional Development 2021+, which is guaranteed at the Ministery for Regional Development.
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Based on an evaluation of changes in the achieved level of pupils’ map skills, the research pursues the general objective of identifying the factors that positively/negatively influence the development of map skills.