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Murzyn Dorota (Pedagogical University of Cracow)
Urban Development Under EU Cohesion Policy - an Example of Major Cities in Poland
Urban Development Issues, 2017, vol. 53, s. 27-35, rys., tab., bibliogr. 51 poz.
Problemy Rozwoju Miast
Polityka spójności, Rozwój miasta, Wzrost ekologicznie zrównoważony, Programy rozwoju miasta
Cohesion policy, City development, Sustainable development, City development programs
summ., Project of the internationalization of the Urban Development Issues journal is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (grant No. 841/P-DUN/2016).
One of the objectives of Poland's accession to the European Union was to accelerate modernisation and development processes both nationally and locally. Cohesion policy measures provide a way to support these modernisation processes, and cities, especially large ones, play a particular role in this regard. The study aims to assess the role of EU cohesion policy funds in urban development in Poland (with the example of major cities - cities with poviat status). The expenditure on the implementation of projects financed with EU funds accounts for more than half of the investment expenditure of cities with poviat status. Placing it in the context of the full spectrum of public intervention, as well as investments by businesses and other actors on the territories of cities, those cities are the largest beneficiaries of EU cohesion funds in Poland. In the light of the results of quantitative research it can be said that the implementation of cohesion policy is important for large cities and has had an impact on the improvement of their economic situation. By analysing the thematic structure of the projects that have been carried out and co-financed with EU funds we can see that they have contributed to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, but the scale of this impact should be the subject of further research.(original abstract)
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