What we have accomplished
In four years of activity, the association is gradually managing to change things for the better. New construction is ceasing to be viewed in social and political life as a sort of grey zone that must be stopped. Increasingly, it is starting to be understood as a key component of the country's economy and something that society needs in order to develop. Politicians and political authorities at both the national and local level are steadily starting to take legislative as well as practical steps to accelerate and simplify the paralysed permit process for new construction.
A key aspect of the association's activities is its semi-annual Summits of Architecture and Development. These traditionally take place at Prague's Municipal House and are attended by leading politicians and experts. The summits always address current topics and assess what worked out well and what did not, as well as what needs to be done in the coming period, at both the level of the country and of Prague. These events also popularise high-quality modern architecture and feature top Czech and international faces. Regular attendees of the summits include the most respected Czech architects, for example Eva Jiřičná, Josef Pleskot, Zdeněk Fránek, Pavel Hnilička and more. In the past these summits have also been attended by such leading figures of world architecture as Sou Fujimoto, Elizabeth Diller, Ian Ritchie and others.