Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50

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Socio-economic development and the transport network in Poland

Marek Potrykowski

Geographia Polonica (1984) vol. 50, pp. 89-100

Abstract

The fundamental goal of the present paper is to define spatial i n t e r d e p e n d e n c e s 3between the road infrastructure and the level of socio-economic development inPoland. As an element of detecting regularities in the occurrence of socio-economicphenomena, such research is of a basic character. The findings may contributeto a better understanding of the way of functioning of the country's socio-economicsystem. The paper also offers a model of research which may be of use ingeographical analyses conducted for the purpose of the spatial planning of thetransportation infrastructure of the country and its regions. The reaching of thisgoal consists in a concretization of models which describe the interaction ofsocio-economic development and the transportation infrastructure.

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Marek Potrykowski, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland