ReNewTown expert

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Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (Instytut Geografii i Przestreznnego Zagospodarowania, Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
ul. Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa
Research institution
Involvement of the expert in projects

Best Development Conditions in European Metropolises: Paris, Berlin and Warsaw (Best Metropolises) - ESPON 2013

The project focuses on processes of urban development that many cities and regions in the EU currently experience. Emphasis is laid on comparing cities, thus enabling them to identify similarities and common challenges in relation to the project’s three main themes: living conditions, mobility and governance in the metropolitan context. The analysis will focus on the metropolitan areas of Berlin, Paris and Warsaw attempting to gather information and knowledge that can be used in the planning, development and management practice of metropolitan cities and areas.

Restructuring Large Housing Estates in European Cities: Good Practices and New Visions for Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Cities. The project was funded under Key Action 4: "City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage" in the "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" programme within the Fifth Framework Programme of the EU. The results of the project: Handbook „Visions and scenarios for post-WWII large housing estates“, Inventory from the 10 RESTATE countries of the success- and fail factors in the estates.

New post-socialist city: Competitive and Attractive (ReNewTown) The project focuses on reducing the disparities in the quality of urban environment (defined as public spaces between blocks of flats and public buildings in industrial districts) of the post socialist cities. The proposed four investments in particular cities, and its assessment, will contribute to the partial solution of local problems.

Trends in Development of Mazovia Region - Socio-demographic determinants of development of Mazovia Region. Its aim is to develop comprehensive methods and tools to diagnose and predict the social, economic and spatial changes.

Specialization of the institution
improvement of conditions and quality of the public spaces between the prefabricated blocks of flats
support of identity of local community with the place the community lives in
looking for new functions for public structures built during the era of socialism
Specialization of the institution (description)

Węcławowicz G., 2002, From Egalitarian Cities in Theory to Non-egalitarian Cities in Practice: The Changing Social and Spatial Patterns in Polish Cities, [in:] Marcuse P., Kempen, van R., (eds.), Of States and Cities. The Partitioning of Urban Space, Oxford University Press, pp. 183-199.

Węcławowicz G., 2001, Transformation of large cities and urban centres in Poland - selected issues, [in:] Kitowski J. (ed.), Spatial dimension of socio-economic transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe on the turn of the 20th century, Rozprawy i Monografie Wydziału Ekonomicznego Filii UMCS w Rzeszowie, t. 22, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Economy Maria Curie-Skłodowska University - Branch in Rzeszów, Commision of Geography of Communication Polish Geographical Society, Rzeszów, pp. 337-364.

Węcławowicz G., 1998, Social Polarisation in Postsocialist Cities: Budapest, Prague and Warsaw, [in:] Enyedi G. (ed.), Social Change and Urban Restructuring in Central Europe, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 55-66.

Węcławowicz G., 1998, Some aspects of income and social disparities in Poland, regional and intra urban scale, [in:] Besana A. (ed.), Urban and Regional Development in Italy and Poland, Edizioni Colibri, Trento, pp. 315-334.

Węcławowicz G., 1998, What to do with the Post-socialist Cities? Towards a New Policy, [in:] Domański R. (ed.), Emerging Spatial and Regional Structures of an Economy in Transition, Committee for Space Economy and Regional Planning Polish Academy of Sciences, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, pp. 163-182.