Warsaw, Poland

The Polish capital and its surrounding region are undergoing rapid change due to increasing mobility and infrastructural needs. The capital region is attracting considerable economic activity and immigration. Suburbanisation processes are mostly unplanned. A lack of good governance results in land use conflicts and related problems, such as encroachment of residential and commercial development upon agricultural and forest land. There is a need for the development of an integrated plan for the metropolitan area.    


Mr.Tomasz Slawinski, Mazovian Office for regional Planning: t-slawinski[at]tlen.pl


Regional researchers:

You might also wish to contact case study researchers from the region:


University of Warsaw (www.uw.edu.pl/en/),

Miroslaw Grochowski (mgrochow@uw.edu.pl)



Coordinator of PLUREL's research practice cooperation from Alterra in the Netherlands is Ms. Carmen Aalbers: carmen.aalbers@wur.nl

PLUREL project manager from the University of Copenhagen is Dr. Thomas Sick Nielsen sick@life.ku.dk