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Functional Urban Areas in Poland

Demographic Trends and Migration Patterns

  • Sławomir Kurek
  • Mirosław Wójtowicz
  • Jadwiga Gałka
Book

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 11-31
  4. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 33-50
  5. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 51-89
  6. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 91-127
  7. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 129-157
  8. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 159-186
  9. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 187-192
  10. Sławomir Kurek, Mirosław Wójtowicz, Jadwiga Gałka
    Pages 193-196

About this book

Introduction

This book explores demographic changes in Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) in Poland since 1990. Functional Urban Areas, introduced by ESPON, refer to functional territorial units that can be defined as travel-to-work-area, representing strong integration between urban cores and their immediate hinterland. The functional urban area consists of a city plus its commuting zone. It fills a significant gap in the academic literature by providing a deep and thorough analysis of the process of population change in Polish FUAs over the past 30 years. In particular, this empirical research work addresses population growth and decline; the main components of population growth including fertility, mortality and migration; age composition; and the pace of population ageing. 

The book argues that the transformations of urban structures are triggered by second demographic transition (SDT) and suburbanization processes. Based on data from the Central Statistical Office, this comparative study on FUAs in Poland, which employs a division into core and commuting zones, reveals essential similarities and differences in population development, making it possible to construct a demographic typology of FUAs and investigate their spatial arrangements. A unique and innovative book, it will appeal to geographers, demographers, urbanists, city planners and policymakers, as well as students, academic researchers and others involved in urban studies.

Keywords

Functional Urban Areas Demographic Changes Migrations in Poland Population Change Population Ageing Suburbanization Second Demographic Transition Spatio-temporal Analysis Travel to work area Migrations Poland

Authors and affiliations

  • Sławomir Kurek
    • 1
  • Mirosław Wójtowicz
    • 2
  • Jadwiga Gałka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Socio-economic GeographyInstitute of Geography, Pedagogical University of CracowKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Department of Socio-economic GeographyInstitute of Geography, Pedagogical University of CracowKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of Geography and GeologyJagiellonian University in KrakówKrakowPoland

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