Tomáš Hudeček

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Tomáš Hudeček
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Mayor of Prague
In office
20 June 2013 – 26 November 2014
Preceded by Bohuslav Svoboda
Succeeded by Adriana Krnáčová
Personal details
Born (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 39)
Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Nationality  Czech Republic
Political party TOP 09 (2009-2014)
Independent (2014-present)
Alma mater Palacký University, Olomouc
Charles University in Prague

Tomáš Hudeček (born 10 May 1979) is a natural scientist, university professor and Czech politician. He is the head of Department of Public Administration and Regional Studies at Czech Technical University in Prague.

In 2010 he was elected to the Municipal Assembly in Prague as a candidate of the TOP 09 party. On 24 November 2011 he became a member of the executive council of Prague and the Deputy Mayor of Bohuslav Svoboda. Hudeček was elected deputy mayor of Prague between 24 November 2011 and 23 May 2013, then deputy mayor with the responsibilities of Mayor during the flooding of May and June 2013 days in Prague, and Mayor of Prague between 20 June 2013 and 26 October 2014.[1]

During his term new important strategic dokuments has been elaborated: Metropolitan Land Use Plan, Strategic Plan, Prague Building Regulations, Public Space Manual, Development Plan of the Banks of Vltava River and many others. He establish the Institute of Planning and Development with an annual budget of over 15 million Euros and 200 employees - as an organization able to face the complexity of the city.

He has been known for establishing an "expert participation" as a system of managing the city. For this reason more than 1500 experts, urban planners, geographers, architects, engineers and technicians, economists, as well as philosophers, theologians, lawyers, doctors, teachers, and many other representatives of professional chambers, as well as representatives of civic association (NGO) and major business corporations participated in more than 200 round table discussions and conferences with the aim to aggregate additional - even soft - data, information and knowledge.

Education and scientific research[edit]

In 1997 he graduated from high school in Olomouc-Heychyn and enrolled at the Palacký University, Olomouc Faculty of Science - Math and Geography. After graduation Hudeček continued his doctoral studies Faculty of Science Charles University, specialty "Social Geography and Regional Development". The result of his doctoral studies he became a defense of the dissertation in the field of transport geography and geographic information systems and obtaining academic degrees of Doctor of Science (RNDr.) and Ph.D.

In 2003, Hudeček began teaching at the Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University. The field research was the analysis Hudeček transport accessibility in the Czech Republic in the period from 1918 to 2020. Working at the university, Hudeček became a member of the Czech Geographical Society, and co-author of about 20 scientific publications and a 2 monographs.[2] Nowadays he is lecturing (evolution of complex systems, management and crisis management of the city, urban planning, strategic planning, city competitiveness and other subjects from the field of city and regional development) at University of Economics, Czech Technical University and Charles University in Prague.[3]

Politics - appendix[edit]

In 2009 he joined the party TOP 09. He resigned from the party on 15 October 2014. [4] Since the end of the year 2014 he has been the member of the Prague City Assembly, chairman of The Independents.[5]


  1. ^ "Hudeček se stal novým pražským primátorem, dva radní rezignovali". Mladá fronta DNES (in Czech). 20 June 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Hudeček, Tomáš (2010). Dostupnost v Česku v období 1991-2001: vztah k dojížďce do zaměstnání a do škol (Vyd. 1. ed.). Praha: Česká geografická společnost. ISBN 978-80-904521-4-5. 
  3. ^ "RNDr. Tomáš Hudeček, Ph.D." TOP 09. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Primátor Prahy Hudeček a náměstek Vávra po sporech opustí TOP 09". ČTK (in Czech). 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Volby do zastupitelstev obcí 10.10. - 11.10.2014" (in Czech). Retrieved 7 June 2016. 

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