RNDr. Robert Osman, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist

ResearcherID: H-2952-2014

ORCID: 0000-0002-1066-7664

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    Fields of Specialty
  • Disability Geography
  • Time Geography
  • Brownfields regeneration


    2014 Ph.D. in Regional Geography and Regional Development, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

    2014 RNDr. (Dr. of natural sciences) in Regional Geography and Regional Development, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

    2008 Mgr. (MA) in Social Geography, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

Professional career

    Since 2012 Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (research scientist)

    Since 2010 Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Brno (researcher)

Selected research projects

    2019—2021 Between de-agrization and perforated development of rural space: the search for development patterns of post-communist agricultural properties (Czech Science Foundation, 19-23870S), member of research team, https://starfos.tacr.cz/en/project/GA19-23870S

    2018—2020 Geographical aspects of Citizen Science: identification of the trends, scientific potential and social impacts in the Czech Republic (INTER-COST, LTC18067), member of research team  https://starfos.tacr.cz/en/project/LTC18067

    2017—2019 Geography of recycling urban space (Czech Science Foundation, 17-26934S), member of research team, https://starfos.tacr.cz/en/project/GA17-26934S                                                                                             

    2016—2020 Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe  (COST Association COST Action CA15212), member of research team,  https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA15212

    2011—2014 Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe (TIMBRE, 7th Framework Programme of EU, ENV.2010.3.1.5-2), member of research team, http://www.timbre-project.eu

Selected publications (since 2015)

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (ISI/WOS)

  • Malý, J. , Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Klusáček, P. (2023): Rebuilding a community ‘centre’ under free-market pressure: the post-socialist experience with local brownfield management. Territory, Politics, Governance, 11(7), 1344-1364. Doi: 10.1080/21622671.2021.1916580 (IF 2022 = 2.6)
  • Navrátil, J., Martinát, S., Hewitt, R. J., Frazier, R. J., Klusáček, P., Škrabal, J., Krejčí, T., Osman, R., Pícha, K. (2023): Community Landscape Preferences for Reuse of Soviet-Era Post-Agricultural Brownfields—What's the Difference? Rural Sociology, 88(2): 362-391. Doi: 10.1111/ruso.12479 (IF 2022 = 2.3)
  • Osman, R., Klusáček, P., Malý, J., Alexandrescu, F. M. (2023): Rhythmanalysis and reproduction of space in a brownfield regeneration process: the case of Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 64(6): 705-731. Doi: 10.1080/15387216.2022.2057348 (IF 2022 = 3.8)
  • Navrátil, J., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Frazier, R.J., Klusáček, P., Pícha, K., Škrabal, J., Osman, R. (2021): Variation in brownfield reuse of derelict agricultural premises in diverse rural spaces. Journal of Rural Studies, 87: 124-136. Doi: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.09.004 (IF 2021 = 5.157)
  • Klusáček, P., Navrátil, J., Martinát, S., Krejčí, T., Golubchikov, O., Pícha, K., Škrabal, J., Osman, R. (2021): Planning for the future of derelict farm premises: From abandonment to regeneration? Land Use Policy, 102: 105248. Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105248 (IF 2021 = 6.189)
  • Osman, R., Ira, V., Trojan, J. (2020): A tale of two cities: The comparative chrono-urbanism of Brno and Bratislava public transport systems. Moravian Geographical Reports, 28(4): 269–282. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2020-0020 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Osman, R., Šerý, O., Alexandrescu, F., Malý, J., Mulíček, O. (2020): The establishment of inter-municipal cooperation: the case of a polycentric post-socialist region. Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography, 120(1). Doi: 10.1080/00167223.2019.1693903 (IF 2019 = 1.577)
  • Navrátil, J., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Pícha, K., Klusáček, P., Škrabal, J., Osman, R. (2020): Abandonment or Regeneration and Re-Use? Factors Affecting the Usage of Farm Premises in Different Social Spaces of the Rural. Sustainability, 12: 9124. Doi: 10.3390/su12219124 (IF 2020 = 3.251)
  • Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Klusáček, P., Malý, J. (2020): Taming the genius loci? Contesting post-socialist creative industries in the case of Brno's former prison. Cities, 98, 102578. Doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2019.102578 (IF 2019 = 4.802)
  • Navrátil, J., Martinát, S., Krejčí, T., Pícha, K., Klusáček, P., Škrabal, J., Osman, R. (2019): The fate of socialist agricultural premises: To agricultural ‘brownfields’ and back again? Moravian Geographical Reports, 27(4): 207–216. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2019-0016 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Klusáček, P., Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Malý, J., Kunc, J., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Havlíček, M., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Skokanová, H., Trojan, J. (2018): Good governance as a strategic choice in brownfield regeneration: Regional dynamics from the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 73: 29–39. Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.007 (IF 2018 = 3.573)
  • Alexandrescu, F., Klusáček, P., Bartke, S., Osman, R., Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Kunc, J., Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Bleicher, A. (2017): Actor networks and the construction of applicable knowledge: the case of the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 19(5): 1323–1334. Doi: 10.1007/s10098–016–1331–8 (IF 2017 = 2.337)
  • Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Klusáček, P., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Kunc, J., Osman, R., Bartke, S. (2016): Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool to support effective brownfield regeneration. Journal of Environmental Management, 116: 178–192. Doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.09.030 (IF 2016 = 4.010)
  • Osman, R. (2016): Sémantická mapa: příklad Ústí nad Orlicí. Geografie, 121(3): 463–492. Doi: 10.37040/geografie2016121030463  (IF 2016 = 0.580)
  • Osman, R., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015): Factors affecting brownfield regeneration in post–socialist space: The case of the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 48: 309–316. Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.06.003 (IF 2015 = 2.768)

Books and chapters in books

Memberships, Honorable Positions and other activities

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Brno City Council for Barrier-Free Brno