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A model of the analysis of the dynamics and structure of socio-economic development (an example of the set of the largest Polish cities in the years 1998–2015)

. The subject of the research is the set of the 24 largest Polish cities, whereas its objective is to describe the changes affecting this set in 1998–2015 in the selected categories of features (six features describing the selected categories of socio-economic development). The idea to adopt the set of the 24 largest Polish cities as the research subject may raise doubts. However, it should be emphasized that the largest cities, being as assumed, generators of development and civilizational cultural progress, at the same time severely experience numerous unfavourable

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Differentiation of residential development in Poland’s provincial capitals

given period ( Koter 1974 ). The aforementioned conditioning factors make cities multi-element complex forms of settlement undergoing constant transformation. Long-lasting and varied settlement processes manifest themselves in their space. The factors indicated are also a reason for the differentiation of city size and shape, the types of development and the way that space is planned in urban areas ( Koter 1974 ). Cities may be analysed in a number of aspects with regard to the specificity of their appearance and functioning. Studies on the spatial structure of

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The Role of an Integrated Transport System in the Comprehensive, Polycentric Development of Gdańsk Bay Metropolitan Area

political and socio-economic specifics common to post-socialist countries ( Andrusz et al. 1996 ). This chapter focuses on the present and projected spatial phenomena of the Gdańsk conurbation resulting from the main polycentric and comprehensive development strategies. The aim of the paper is to discuss the role of the integrated transport system and mobility in the development of the Gdańsk Bay Metropolitan Area with special emphasis on how it influences the development of comprehensive, polycentric urban structures. It includes analyses of how the changes, which

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Urban development under EU cohesion policy – an example of major cities in Poland

Introduction Economic development, social cohesion and responsive governance are recognised in the academic and political debate as essential for survival in today’s world – and cities are seen as crucial to achieving these goals ( Buck et al. 2005 ). A growing body of research suggests that cities are complex, interrelated environments that foster the generation of new ideas. Cities are home to most jobs, companies and institutions of higher education, are home to change based on innovation, spirit of enterprise and economic growth. Cities are the driving

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A method for the assessment of public participation in urban development

Introduction In recent years, there has been a noticeable increase in the desire to promote public participation in urban development. Planners have become increasingly aware of the value of the knowledge held by local citizens as a means to enhance the quality of urban development projects. Events such as the turmoil seen in Germany in relation to the Stuttgart21 Project ( Böhm 2011 : 615) indicate a need for efficient participation processes. On the other hand, several participation projects, such as Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin ( Heuser & Bodenmeier 2016

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The concept of sustainable tourism development in rural areas – A case study of Zbąszyń commune

References ABDOLLAHZADEH G., SHARIFZADEH A. 2014. Rural residents’ perceptions toward tourism development: a study from Iran. International Journal of Tourism Research. No. 16 p. 126-136. CHUDY-HYSKA D. 2006. Ocena wybranych uwarunkowań rozwoju funkcji turystycznej obszaru [The evaluation of chosen conditions of development of tourism function of an area]. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich PAN. No. 2/1 p. 129-141. CIZLER J. 2013. Opportunities of sustainable development of rural areas in Serbia

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Sustainable urban development through an application of green infrastructure in district scale – a case study of Wrocław (Poland)

REFERENCES A rgue J.R., B arton A.B. 2007. A review of the application of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) to residential development in Australia. Australian Journal of Water Resources. Vol. 11. No. 1 p. 31–40. B urszta -A damiak E. 2012. Analysis of the retention capacity of green roofs. Journal of Water and Land Development. No. 16 p. 3–9. City of New York. 2010. NYC green infrastructure plan. New York. C ondon P. 2010. Seven rules for sustainable communities: design strategies for the postcarbon world. Washington. Island Press

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Current role of grasslands in development of agriculture and rural areas in Poland - an example of mountain voivodships małopolskie and podkarpackie

References Badania nad wpływem pasz pochodzenia łąkowo-pastwiskowego na produkcję zwierzęcą w gospodarstwach ekologicznych, 2005; 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Raport naukowy z realizacji projektu badawczego MRiRW, kierowanego przez. H. Jankowską-Huflejt. (Studies on the effect of grassland fodder on livestock production in organic farms. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Reports from a grant awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to H. Jankowska-Huflejt). Barszczewski J., Wasilewski Z

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The foodservice business in big Polish cities

Introduction Foodservice is the largest industry in the hospitality sector in the European Union, including Poland ( Eurostat 2017 ). Foodservice business is one of the most vigorous sectors of the Polish economy. In today’s world, foodservice companies play an important role in successfully meeting the changing nutritional needs of consumers. This industry generates the largest part of value-added and the majority of jobs in the hospitality sector. The development of the foodservice industry is undoubtedly related to the social and economic changes which

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The right to wild. Green urban wasteland in the context of urban planning

( Kusiak 2012 ; Żydek 2014 ). The concept of ‘wasteland’ is deeply pejorative, especially in the Polish language. If one refers to the agricultural genealogy of this word we are led to the synonym ‘fallow’. An association with waste and mismanagement cannot be avoided as every good farmer uses all his available land. Therefore; in view of such connotations, the word ‘wasteland’ is especially useful when the goal consists of the spatial development of a fragment of urban structure. It works perfectly in the language of investors from both the public and private sectors

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