Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 4

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Reurbanisation in a post-socialist city: Spatial differentiation of the population in the Kraków area (Poland)

Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz

Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 4, pp. 449-468
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0130

Abstract

A process of reurbanisation associated with the resurgence of inner-city housing has been observed in Western Europe since the 1980s. Nowadays this trend is not only seen in large urban areas but also in the medium-sized towns and cities of Eastern Europe. However, there is still a lack of empirical research on the spatial variation of the population change within such cities. This paper explores the process of reurbanisation in the city cores and its underlying dynamics against demographic changes, using the city of Kraków (Poland) as an example.

Keywords: reurbanisation, second demographic transition, post-socialist city, spatial disparities, Kraków, Poland

Sławomir Kurek [sgkurek@up.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography Pedagogical University of Kraków Podchorążych 2, 30‑084 Kraków: Poland
Mirosław Wójtowicz [miroslaw.wojtowicz@up.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography Pedagogical University of Kraków Podchorążych 2, 30‑084 Kraków: Poland