ReNewTown expert

First name
Last name
Department of Geography and Regional Studies, Warsaw University (Wydział Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego)
Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00-927 Warszawa
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.

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.

PLUREL: Peri-urban Land Use Relationships – Strategies and Sustainability Assessment Tools for Urban – Rural Linkages. It was a European integrated research project within the European Commissions sixth framework programme. (anuary 2007-March 2011)

Specialization of the institution
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)

The Department of Urban Geography and Spatial Management is part of the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management at the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at Warsaw University.


  • Conflicts and Strategies of Local Development; in: J.T. Johnston, D. Jones, eds. Development of Local Democracy and Applied Conflict Resolution in Poland: A Dialogue, Working Papers, Rutgers University, 1992
  • Eastern Europe in Transition The Case of Poland; in: I. Elander, M. Gustafsson, eds. The Re Emergence of Local Self Government in Central Europe: The First Experience, Centre for Housing and Urban Research, University of Orebro, Orebro, 1992 (co-author: Andrzej Kowalczyk)
  • Sustainable Development and Post-Communist Urban Environment; in: Cultural Values and Sustainable Urban Development; Institute of Physical Planning and Municipal Economy, Warsaw, 1998
  • Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of Planning Sustainable Urban Development Under Post-Communist Conditions; in: B. Hamm, P.K. Muttagi, eds. Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD, New Delhi, Calcutta, 1998
  • Poland Under Transition and Its New Geography; in E. Możejko, ed. Poland After 1989, Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol. XXXIX, vol. 1-2, March-June 1997