Which part of Prague is the greenest and which is the loudest?
Which part of Prague is the greenest and which is the loudest? Inquire at the Institute of Planning and Development in Prague
The most populated area of Prague is Prague 2. Prague 10 leads the number of senior residences in the capital. People will find the most job opportunities in Prague 1, and when it comes to kindergartens, Prague 6 has the least.
How do we know this information? All this and more can be found in the Workshop Catalog of Urban Areas of the Institute for Capital Planning and Development in Prague (IPR). It displays various information about the 57 districts of the city and about Prague as a whole.
“The database contains statistical data in various fields, such as the economy, public facilities or the environment. IPR now has
completely redesigned the six-year-old app and added new functions and data,” says IPR spokesperson Marek Vácha.
The city neighborhood catalog displays DPI data processed for the purposes of territorial analytical documents, which are related to a specific city neighborhood.
The range of information offered by the catalog is vast — in addition to the basics, such as area, population density or age structure of the population, the database also contains much less common information, such as number of shopping centers, the number of active businesses or perhaps the number of inhabitants per doctor. It is also possible to find out here how many people in the neighborhood go to work each day and how many commute there.
“The catalog of the city’s neighborhoods serves not only municipalities, elected municipal officials or those who deal with land use planning, but also the general public. It is appreciated, for example, by students or journalists who write about topics related to Prague, and of course also by residents, who can find interesting information about the place where they live, or, conversely, choose a place where they would like to live according to their preferred environment. We have now extended this largely beneficial application with new functions and data”, adds Ondřej Boháč, Director of IPR.
From the app you will also learn, for example, that there are 277 cultural facilities on the territory of Prague 1 alone and 116 hectares of greenery in Prague 7. After fourteen kilometers of marked cycle paths, you can ride in Prague 4. Prague 17, on the other hand, “leads” with the highest number of unemployed, however, the same area of the city also spent the largest investments per capita.
Up to 75.9% of Prague 4 residents live in areas where the nighttime noise limit has been exceeded, according to the IPR. It comes as urban noise issues come to the fore following the easing of COVID restrictions.
All of this data and more can be explored here