Migration processes in Polish selected metropolitan areas in the years 2000-2005.
metropolitan area, migration, suburbanization, typology
Research which concern delimitation, the function, and the competitiveness of Polish metropolitan areas has developed on a grand scale over the past few years. Relatively small portion of it has been devoted to the subject of migration processes in Polish metropolises. This article presents an analysis of structures, intensity and the directions of migration in the following metropolitan areas: Warszawa, Kraków, Katowice, Lublin and Bydgoszcz-Toruń, in the years 2000-2005. A typology of migration in poviat districts constituting respective areas has been carried out. The analysis has shown that the processes of suburbanization in the researched areas are at different stages of development. The most advanced ones are noticed in the Warszawa Metropolitan Area, while in Lublin they are not visible yet.