118-0309/06 – Ecological Policy of Municipalities and Regions (EPOK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRA099 Ing. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
SMO20 prof. Ing. Dušan Smolík, DrSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

• To judge and recommend the basic directions of the local and regional ecological policy in connection with the minimization of negative influences of anthropogenic activity on the environment. • To judge and recommend such development of towns which will not endanger the fulfillment of town's main functions, but on the contrary it will contribute to the increase of citizens' quality of life and to the overall attractiveness of the town. • To recommend and formulate within the regional ecological policy such utilization of country landscape which will not endanger its ecological stability and renewable quality of natural resources.

Teaching methods



The subject acquaints students with the most topical issues of municipal and regional ecological policy in the Czech Republic and their solution in the conditions of membership in the European Union. Students will be informed on the principles of towns' sustainable development, especially on organic waste management and sustainable transport development. The subject furthermore deals with the new trends of rural areas development and sustainable management in the countryside. Attention is paid to the changing importance of forests, a new hierarchy of their functions importance, and to the principles of sustainable management of water and soil.

Compulsory literature:

EEA, 2003. Europés environment: the third assessment. Kodaň. Dostupné na: www.eea.eu.int

Recommended literature:

According to the recommendation in MOODLE instructional text mentioned in the conclusion to the chapters.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Studying recommended literature


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Forest as the ecosystem and its functions; Significance of the forest and its environmental functions disruption; Water economy function of the forest. 2. Forest as a property, forest economic plans. 3. Surface and underground water sources; Characteristics of water sources of the Earth, the EU and the Czech Republic; Impact of implementation of the Framework guidelines for water in Czech municipalities and regions. 4. Prevention of negative impacts of extreme hydrological situations - floods, droughts. 5. Environmental aspects of the use of agricultural land; Conventional and ecological agriculture 6. Conception of the sustainable way of life in the countryside. 7. Ecological principles of town development; Ecological optimization, specifics of town ecosystem. 8. Environmental interrelations of transport; Sustainable urban transport - a starting point for the solution of current transport problems. 9. Strategy of municipal waste management in the EU. 10. The role of municipalities and regions in municipal waste management in the CR. 11.Urban and rural climate; The use of town climate knowledge for planning practice. 12. A global climate change and expected impacts on Czech regions.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  21
        Examination Examination 55  30
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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