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Conference on Small - Town Poland

Wyślij Print Pobierz added: | 2014-11-27 08:20:05
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The Warsaw-based Institute of Spatial Management and Housing is organizing a conference entitled “Small Town and Village of the Future,” which will be held in the capital Dec. 1.

The Warsaw-based Institute of Spatial Management and Housing is organizing a conference entitled “Small Town and Village of the Future,” which will be held in the capital Dec. 1. The goal of the conference is to discuss the challenges and opportunities resulting from demographic changes faced by small localities in outlying areas in Poland.
The organizers aim to start a discussion on how demographic changes influence the functioning of small communities. Such a debate is needed, the organizers
say, because research shows that the development plans of many small towns and villages are growth-oriented even though their populations are shrinking and
aging. Such an approach endangers the future functioning of these localities and runs contrary to the principles of sustainability, the Institute of Spatial Management and Housing says.
Conference participants will approach this issue in both an academic and a practical way, the organizers say. Three sessions are planned. The first will focus on selected theoretical aspects of the development of small towns and villages in peripheral areas. The second session will examine the impact of demographic change on the economic development of small towns and villages.
Speakers from Germany and Denmark will discuss the experience of their countries, where the process of depopulation and aging in peripheral areas is longer lasting than in Poland. The third session will tackle good practices and solutions that can help improve the functioning of remote areas despite negative demographic trends. All presentations will have simultaneous interpreting provided.
Conference participants will include local government representatives, local activists, urban planners, researchers and students. Participation in the conference is free of charge.