Geographia Polonica (1977) vol. 37

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The structure of the socio-economic space of Warsaw in 1931 and 1970

Grzegorz Węcławowicz

Geographia Polonica (1977) vol. 37, pp. 201-224


The socio-economic transformation of Poland, especially her quick-paced industrialization following World War II, reinforced previous processes and ge-nerated new ones affecting the spatial structure of towns. The adjustment of the historical spatial structures of towns to modern social and economic requi-rements and the reconstruction and extension of towns contributed to their in-ternal differentiation.

The rapid demographic and spatial developments created new social, eco-nomic, biological, technological and planning problems in towns. To solve those problems in conditions when the urban society is becoming almost equi-valent to society in the general sense of the word, it is indispensable to enhance the range of problems of urban studies.


Grzegorz Węcławowicz, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland