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Spatial planning determinants of cohesion policy implementation in Polish regions


Europa XXI 35 (2018)


Komornicki, Tomasz (geografia). Autor https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7178-125X - ; Szejgiec-Kolenda, Barbara. Autor https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2392-085X - ; Degórska, Bożena (1956- ). Autor https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6582-1289 - ; Goch, Katarzyna. Autor ; Śleszyński, Przemysław. Autor https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1369-6129 - ; Bednarek-Szczepańska, Maria. Autor https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4986-2854 - ; Siłka, Piotr. Autor



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territorial governance ; spatial planning ; cohesion policy ; Territorial Agenda 2020


The main objective of the paper is to present directions of mutual interrelationships between the state of spatial planning (at different levels of public administration) and effective cohesion policy, conceived as operational programmes carried out in Poland in the years 2004-2016. In the research study, the following results were attained: defining the basic planning conditions of development policies implementation resulting from integration with EU, indicating the consequences of these conditions for territorial governance and for the implementation of cohesion policy, as well as identifying the solutions adopted by Poland lying at the intersection between spatial development and investments financed by the EU funds. The paper presents the most important challenges, adopted solutions and effects of their utilization in Poland within three thematic issues: a) polycentricity and suburbanisation, b) transport infrastructure and accessibility and c) natural and cultural heritage.


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