Transforming an unsafe intersection in Prague's Borough of Žižkov into a peaceful neighborhood zone, joining forces with children to create a public installation in the Czech capital's Bubeneč District, revitalizing the Rozdělov housing project in Kladno, and restoring the embankment of the river Labe in Kolín – these are four of nine projects selected under the Transform Your City program to receive assistance from the Karel Komárek Proměny Foundation.
The Foundation launched the Transform Your City program last year with the aim of assisting initiatives that aim to improve the urban environment, develop the public space, and facilitate a public debate about topics related to this effort. In response to the first request for proposals, which was open to applicants from Prague and the Central Bohemian Region, the Foundation has received 41 grant applications.
"We were pleased by the broad scope of activities and topics proposed in the grant applications. It is encouraging to see that people perceive the varied potential of the public space and want to get involved in its development, mostly in their free time. After all, the diversity of topics is underscored by the nine projects that have been selected," commented the outcome of the process the Foundation's Director Jitka Přerovská. Six of the selected projects were submitted by applicants from Prague, the remaining three will be executed in the Central Bohemian Region.