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Ali Soltani, Rasoul Balaghi Inaloo, Mohammad Rezaei, Fatemeh Shaer and M. Akbari Riyabi

faced with major and complex decisions in this regard. Observations suggest that people who have settled in poor urban areas due to their poor financial ability have more limited access to healthcare services as a result of an increase in spatial and social inequalities (Sharifzadegan et al., 2010: 2; Soltani, and Maranadi, 2015 : 33). Thus, site selection for hospitals and centres should be based on criteria and standards and existing realities and take into account the urban context and the structure of the transportation network. This way, they can cover all urban

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Agata Frankowska, Izabella Łęcka and Jan Frankowski

, three basic measures of social network analysis have been adopted: centrality degree (5) , betweenness (6) and closeness (7). Centrality degree indicates how many connection one node has. Betweenness degree indicates nodes that serve as bridges in the network. Closeness degree indicates nodes that have the shortest paths to all other nodes in a network. 1. Implementation of projects funded by international donors (binary variable) WWW 2. Number of institutional connections of members of the boards with other organisations (discrete variable) National

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Kinga Kimic, Gabriela Maksymiuk and Marzena Suchocka

out on something (the process is called FOMO – Fear of Missing Out ) ( Przybylski et al., 2013 ). Continuous access to information and on-line services is, however, nowadays the domain of an ever-wider cross-section of society – it is starting to affect entire generations of people affected by internetisation. It causes the blurring of the boundaries between private and professional life, but also between private and public, which might be illustrated by the increased interest and development of social networking sites, which in turn are also changing local

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Renata Valerievna Oplakanskaia, Lyudmila Alekseevna Osmuk, Anastasia Pogorelskaya and Inna Pomorina

urgent. The research is especially useful for towns that are not national capitals and thus do not have the opportunity to force the whole country – or use the resources of the whole country – to ensure their development. Most provincial towns need to look for new solutions and additional resources in order to apply the Triple Helix model. Therefore, this article provides some analysis in the opportunities and difficulties provincial towns in two different countries face while applying the model. The images of many post-industrial towns are defined today by their

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Łukasz Damurski, Jacek Pluta, Karel Maier and Hans Thor Andersen

centre: gaps in current knowledge and the research questions Bearing in mind all those considerations we may introduce a simple definition of a local service centre. A local service centre (LSC) is a specific urban structure including multi-functional public space and surrounding buildings providing access to essential everyday services, fostering social integration. A typical LSC is located in a neighbourhood or between neighbourhoods and connected with public transport networks. It should be distinguishable from the surrounding areas by different land-use and

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Risto Kalliola, Niina Käyhkö and Sanna Jokela

Regional Environmental Center, and the city of Turku) comes from the synergy benefits that they get for their GI operations – especially for data sharing, networking, and augmented professional competence. The two participating universities, in turn, are motivated by their interest in SDI-related research and education as well as the internship and job possibilities available to their graduates. Our analysis first offers a retrospective narrative of the overall development of the Lounaispaikka-SDI from its initiation to the present form. As source materials, we used

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Cletus Famous Nwankwo

of the nature of the political landscape and how political and social changes occur ( Heywood, 2007 ). Studies on voting pattern in Nigeria have often been fixated on which party electorates voted for or prefer (e.g., Ihonvbere, 1999 ; Araba, Braimah, 2015 ; Olasile, Adebayo, 2016 ; Lawal, 2017 ). While this approach reveals where parties won elections, equally important is how homogeneous voters’ choices are in different places. Here, homogeneity refers to similarity of voter choice in different places. In a geographical sense, the analysis of homogeneity of

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Daniela Szymańska and Mirosław Wylon

population of Poland and almost 47% of the total urban population ( Fig. 1 , Table 1 ). Thus, the study included all cities that in the research period (1950–2016) had a population of ≥100,000 residents. Fig. 1 Percentage share of cities of various size categories in Poland, 1950–2016 Source : Own study based on stat. data Table 1 Characteristics of changes in the network of cities of ≥100,000 residents in Poland, 1950–2016 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2016 number of cities of ≥100,000 pop. 17 22 24 36 43

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Szymon Wójcik

consequences of this, but the socio-economic status of the inhabitants was also affected. Łódź is the third largest city in Poland and is in the midst of infrastructural and social revitalisation. However, issues arising from its post-industrial past are still visible in the economic status of the city and its inhabitants. The unique blend of its exceptional location within Poland and the problems described above makes the city of Łódź an interesting subject for travel behaviour analysis. 4 Material and research methods The empirical research is based on the dataset

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Isaiah Sewanu Akoteyon

inputted into the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 17.0 for analysis. Descriptive, bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques were all employed for the data analysis. ArcMap 10 software was employed to generate a map of the study area/residential types while Excel software (2003 version) was adopted to plot the gender distribution, sources of water and households’ access to water in the study area. Descriptive statistics was used to examine the measure of location, and bivariate statistics helped to establish the interdependence of the