The post-1989 urban change in the Czech Republic has been conditioned by government-led reforms aimed at the establishment of a capitalist system based in a pluralist democracy and a market economy and the integration into international political and economic systems. The establishment of market principles of resource allocation and the growing exposure to an international economy created conditions for the development of spontaneous market-led transformations of economic, social and cultural environment. Urban change has been especially influenced by internationalisation and globalisation, economic restructuring in terms of deindustrialisation and the growth of producer services, and increasing social differentiation (Sýkora 1999). Last but not least the urban development has been impacted by the approach of national and local governments that favoured unrestricted market development.