Published: 2018-08-291


Agnieszka Szczepańska , Małgorzata Gerus-Gościewska
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum
Section: Articles


Changes that place in the suburban zone are a manifestation of urban development. Suburban expansion is generally associated with the migration of populations, mostly people of pre-working and working age, away from the urban core to areas surrounding the city. Migration triggers social and economic activity. In the social dimension, non-governmental organizations cater to local communities’ needs in the area of sports, recreation, culture and education. In the economic realm, local businesses contribute to the socioeconomic development of suburban areas. This study analyzes non-governmental organizations and businesses in Olsztyn’s suburban zone to characterize socioeconomic development associated with suburban expansion. The results of the analysis were used to identify local growth hubs and the extent of influence exerted by the urban core. The highest level of economic activity was observed in municipalities adjacent to the city’s administrative boundaries. The greatest extent of influence was noted for social activity, and the predominant types of activity were sports, tourism and local development.


urban areas, socioeconomic activities, non-governmental organizations, business activity

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Szczepańska, A., & Gerus-Gościewska, M. (2018). SOCIOECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN OLSZTYN’S SUBURBAN AREAS. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Administratio Locorum, 16(4), 295–307.

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