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Can housing be affordable?

Inflation and high interest rates have increased the pressure on residential developers and investors to create product that’s profitable (for them) and affordable (for clients). Prague’s future depends on their success.

The hurdles to more affordable housing in Prague include a well-documented cocktail of chronic undersupply, overly-bureaucratic planning, and a poorly appreciated demographic explosion. The shift to rental product by private investors is one way of mitigating the current crisis. What can cities realistically hope to achieve for their inhabitants? Progress will depend on public sector engagement and targeted public private cooperation.


  • Christian Schantl, Veronika Iwanowski – City of Vienna – Wiener Wohnen
  • Petr Urbánek – Prague Development Company – Director
  • Erik Janovský – Mint Investments – Investments Manager
  • Tomáš Kadeřábek – Association of Developers – Director
  • David Mazáček – Crestyl – Director of Acquisitions
  • Pavel Kelner – Affordable Housing of Česká spořitelna – CFO
  • Petr Hlaváček – City of Prague – Deputy mayor of the City of Prague for Spatial Development and Urban Planning
  • Peter Oberlechner – Wolf Theiss Vienna – Partner
  • Vít Soural – Flat Zone – Director
  • Jindřich Fialka – Q Designers – CEO & Lead Designer

When & Where:

Date: 12 October 2023
Start: 16:30
End: 18:30

Location: Sál architektů, Prague City Hall, Staroměstské náměstí 1, Prague, Czech Republic