Geographia Polonica has been published since 1964; in the years 1964–1998 as a serial publication. Since 1999 – as a journal with two issues per year (Spring and Autumn), and since 2012 there are four issues per year (March, July, October, December). Contributions to the journal on both human and physical geography topics as well as related fields (e.g. urban and regional planning, ecology) should be submitted to the Editor. Papers dealing with Central and Eastern Europe are particularly welcomed.
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 247-263
The presented article focuses on the relationship between social exclusion and the transport geographicalcharacteristics which are considered as instrumental in the development of social exclusion, and also as a negativefeature that can even deepen the exclusion. In the first part, the author generally defines and examinesthe concept of social exclusion as a selectively operating process of differentiation, the way it has been perceivedover time and its individual aspects with an emphasis on the spatial dimension. The second part of thearticle is devoted to the conditional relationship between transportation and social exclusion. Besides thedescription of this process of exclusion, which is transport related, there is a discussion of the role of transport(in)accessibility and characteristics of personal mobility as a crucial factors which cause or intensify the exclusion.
email@example.com], Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science Charles University Albertov 6, CZ - 128 43 Praha 2: Czech Republic[
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 265-280
Growing spatial mobility is a challenge to cities in many ways. It brings positive development impulses andsocial diversity, but at the same time contributes to a decomposition of existing structures and is a challengeto planning. Under the conditions of the obvious signum temporis – an intensifying hyper-diversity and a growingliquidity of values with weakening social bonds and a less evident physical rootedness, the question shouldbe posed whether urban places can still sustain their interactive local identity based on social solidarity, mutualsupport and trust. The problem is tested on the example of two districts of Warsaw – Praga Północ andUrsynów. In the search for regularities in the relation between the level of social diversity on one side and socialsolidarity on the other, the analysis focuses on the areas characterised by fundamental differences in theirhistoric development, built environment and social structure.
firstname.lastname@example.org], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
[email@example.com], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 281-300
In the last 25 years, Łódź and the region surrounding the city have undergone significant transformations in respectof both the socio-economic structure and spatial development. In consequence of radical restructuringcarried out after 1990, the traditional manufacturing branches disappeared and have been replaced by dynamicallygrowing new types of business activity, especially in the services sector, which has enhanced the metropolitancharacter of Łódź and strengthened the functions belonging to 4th sector of the economy. The purposeof this article is identification of the actual extent of Łódź Metropolitan Area in terms of the functions performedand its delimitation for management purposes, as well as analysis of conditions for further development of thisarea in the context of metropolisation processes. Future development largely depends on making good useof the favourable location in European space, European funds, cultural heritage and social potential. A seriouschallenge is coordination of activities of territorial self-government units and revision of the policies of the communesso as to create a consistent conception of the development of the metropolitan area. Łódź MetropolitanArea, despite certain barriers, has a potential strong enough to become an advanced, creative node in thesphere of culture, science and innovative economy, and a major element of the European settlement system.
firstname.lastname@example.org], Institute of the Built Environment and Spatial Policy, Faculty of Geographical Sciences University of Łódź Kopcińskiego 31, 90-142 Łódź: Poland[
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 301-317
This article analyzes the impact of selected external and internal factors on environmental behaviour and therelationship between individuals’ willingness to engage in environmentally friendly activity and their actual actions.Our model served as a framework for understanding the development of environmental awareness andthe change of habits in favor of sustainability. The main variables included in the model were values, beliefs,norms, perceived environmental control, demographic variables, knowledge, intention, and behaviour. Theresults based on the example of Ljubljana indicate that environmental motives and knowledge are the factorspredominantly influencing actual environmentally friendly habits. It is concluded that a bottom-up approachwith selected social influence methods is the most appropriate.Key words
email@example.com], Anton Melik Geographical Institute Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana: Slovenia
[firstname.lastname@example.org], Anton Melik Geographical Institute Scientifi c Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Gosposka ulica 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 319-333
During the post-war period the area of Kłodzko Land was subject to considerable depopulation processeswhich resulted in partial and total depopulation of outlying villages. For this reason the region is consideredas problematic by many researchers, despite numerous attempts to revive it. In recent years, however, increasingvariation in the trends of population change has been noticed and, besides the continually progressingdepopulation, processes indicating the ‘revival’ of certain declining villages have emerged. This situationis a result of the influx of new residents, mainly from urban areas, who frequently run their own businesses andby doing so transform the functional character of particular villages.
email@example.com], Institute of Geography and Regional Development University of Wrocław pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław: Poland
[firstname.lastname@example.org], Institute of Geography and Regional Development University of Wrocław pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław: Poland
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 335-350
The paper presents the changes in the political and administrative boundaries of the German state, which tookplace during the 20th century. The starting point is constituted by the political pattern having developed afterthe establishment of the German Empire in 1871, this pattern lasting until the World War I. Then, the territorialconsequences are considered of the decisions, taken at the Versailles Peace Conference. After the presentationof the situation existing during the inter-war period, the political transformations are shown of the annexationpolitics of the Nazi Germany. The final part of the paper is devoted to the territorial effects that the PotsdamTreaty brought for the defeated Germany.
email@example.com], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw: Poland[
Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 3, pp. 351-360
Migration in the Presheva Valley is an integral part of the past and present, affected by social and historicalprocesses, which also have demographic, social, economic and cultural consequences. The Presheva Valley,similar to other territories of the former Yugoslavia, is distinguished by low economic development and thisphenomenon has been present through decades. As such, the Presheva Valley is traditionally a migrant area.Backwardness in economic and infrastructural development causes many problems of a social and economicnature, while permanent growth of the absolute and relative number of people is manifested by an increasein the number of the agricultural population, fragmentation of agricultural land, etc. All these circumstancesforce the population to migrate and find work in European countries. The aim of the research is to identify factorswhich stimulate migration, to analyze the period, causes and directions of migration, the negative effectsof migration as well as benefits for the migrant’s homeland. The study offers an overview of current migrationtrends and it could serve as a good basis for regional policymakers in the field of migration with the finalgoal of interrupting the regressive social and demographic processes and accelerate economic development.
firstname.lastname@example.org], Department of Geography, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences University of Prishtina George Bush”, street, n.n., 10 000, Prishtina: Kosovo[