"Diversification and gentrification in urban areas. A confrontative analysis" - new Polish-Hungarian research project


 

Kick-off meeting in Warsaw

A new research project was launched between the Geographical Institute Research Centre for Astonomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (GI RCAES MTA) and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (IG IPZ PAN). The three-year-long project is titled "Diversification and gentrification in urban areas. A confrontative analysis" and it aims to reveal current urban processes in selected neighborhoods of the two capitals, Warsaw and Budapest. The comparative research is carried out in the framework of the bilateral academic mobility programme.

Participants are Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak, Grzegorz Węcławowicz, Filip Piotrowski (IG IPZ PAN) and Balázs Szabó, Renáta Szabó, Patrik Tátrai, Ágnes Erőss (GI RCAES MTA).

The kick-off meeting took place in Warsaw between 12th-14th June 2017. Following the introduction of the research teams, Balázs Szabó held a lecture about functional changes in Budapest in the last decades. On 14th June the teams visited the research site in Warsaw, Praga Pólnoc.