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Planning Documents Issued in Poland at the Municipal Level. Example of the Krakow Metropolitan Area

Artur HOŁUJ1, Bernadetta ZAWILIŃSKA1
1 Cracow University of Economics, Department of Regional Economics, Faculty of Finance, Cracow, POLAND
Pages: 119-127

Abstract. The paper is an approach of the issues faced by all participants to the process of spatial planning and development in Poland. The primary aim is to present the most serious issues in respect of spatial planning at the municipal level, which is of great importance in terms of the spatial policy of the whole country. An attempt has been made to identify issues which, according to the authors, require urgent response from the State due to their adverse effects on space. Surveys carried out within the Krakow Metropolitan Area allowed for drawing important conclusions. Thus it can be concluded that the defective spatial planning system, perceived through the imperfect planning studies, requires modernization and improvement, which should be carried out as soon as possible. This can be achieved once the rule of law on which the spatial planning system in Poland is based is reconstructed.

K e y w o r d s:  spatial planning, spatial development, spatial management, spatial policy, municipal spatial development plan, study of conditions and directions of spatial development