Marcin Stępniak

Articles

Monitoring of changes in road potential accessibility at municipality level in Poland, 1995-2015

Piotr Rosik, Marcin Stępniak

Geographia Polonica (2015) vol. 88, iss. 4, pp. 607-620 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.0037

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The main objective of this article is to show the effects of changes in road accessibility in Poland at municipality level over the long term of 20 years (1995-2015). The methodological basis is the potential accessibility indicator. A multi-criterion analysis of accessibility dimensions has been prepared and the international level has been included, with destinations located across the whole European continent. One of the main conclusions is that, during the years 1995-2015, regional disparities to the level of accessibility increased. Improvements in accessibility were found to be distributed across the country unevenly, with regions located in central and southern Poland identified as the greatest beneficiaries. The results can be seen to represent scientific background for transport policy priorities in Poland.

Keywords: potential accessibility, roads, evaluation, Poland

Piotr Rosik [rosik@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Marcin Stępniak [stepniak@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland

Poland on maps

New housing investments completed in Warsaw, 2002-2012

Marcin Stępniak, Maximilian Mendel

Geographia Polonica (2013) vol. 86, iss. 3, pp. 281-286 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.2013.24

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The map presents the geography of housing supply in Warsaw during the years 2002-2012. The paper presents the main actors and trends in the Warsaw’s housing market with special attention directed to spatial implications of new housing development. Used unique data for the detailed location of housing investitions in Warsaw.

Keywords: post-socialist city, housing supply, urban growth, developers, Warsaw

Marcin Stępniak [stepniak@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland
Maximilian Mendel, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw:Poland

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The spatial deconcentration of housing resources in Warsaw in the years 1945-2008

Marcin Stępniak

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 85, iss. 1, pp. 67-80 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/GPol.2012.1.6

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Crucial aspects of geographical research are the characterisation of the evolution of distributions as a phenomenon in urban space, aswell as the search for interpretations of observed changes. This article presents a new approach to deconcentration studies concerningthe local conditions underpinning this global process. Locally-based changes in the spatial distribution of housing resources have beenanalysed using the Gini Index and an original modification to the Partial Synthetic Contribution Index. The conducted analysis providedan explicitly geographical framework around which to model spatial diversity of the deconcentration process, and allowed for the elaborationof an original typology for different parts of Warsaw from the urban-planning point of view.

Keywords: internal city structure, housing, city life-cycles, deconcentration, typology of urban areas, Gini Index, Warsaw

Marcin Stępniak [stepniak@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland