Border railway stations; Nowe Skalmierzyce; post-railway areas; Sosnowiec Maczki; urban space management
Biuletyn KPZK PAN, Z. 266 (2017), s. 105-124
The aim of paper is to show of the spatial and functional transformations of post-railways elements and areas with associated urban space. The study indicates the local urban and spatial policy diversity. Investigated problem is not individual, it is present almost at the most part of the railway settlements in Poland, but this problem is most marked in the case of settlements with border functions. The paper presented – in the light of broader background – two case study: Maczki (the part of Sosnowiec town) and Nowe Skalmierzyce town, the former railways settlements with border functions. Both of investigated locations are characterized by a great potential for economic development connected with infrastructure and the presence of post-railway areas, but they differ of post-railways forms localization within urban space. Indicated conditions impact on a different policy of local governments in the range of transport infrastructure management and development. The case of Sosnowiec-Maczki shows the pursuit of high rank complex project realization, while the activities of Nowe Skalmierzyce town could be compared to the method called “small steps” or “step by step”.