Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 2

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The interdependence between suburban enclaves and the road network in the development process: a case study in Poland

Ada Wolny, Ryszard Źróbek

Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 2, pp. 41-57
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0086

Abstract

The aim of this article is to present the dependence between the suburban development of housing estates and the transportation system. Relationships between the city and its surroundings depend on the road network and daily traffic. That is why in most cases cities ‘spread’ in a linear form – forming an ‘urban sprawl’ with a low density of development and long distances between housing and retail services. According to analyses, cities in Poland affect their outskirts in an ‘urban sprawl’ manner. The development of suburban housing dependent on communications leads to spatial conflicts. This article shows both the interdependence and consequences of this situation. The main methods used were statistical and spatial analyses and a case study.

Keywords: urban sprawl, transportation, land use, expansion, development, spatial conflicts

Ada Wolny, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering Department of Real Estate Resources ul. Oczapowskiego 2, 10- 720 Olsztyn: Poland
Ryszard Źróbek, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering Department of Real Estate Resources ul. Oczapowskiego 2, 10- 720 Olsztyn: Poland