Why and how central Europe's largest logistics complex developed on a brownfield site

  • Robert Krzysztofik University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Sosnowiec, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1433-0866
  • Iwona Kantor-Pietraga University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Sosnowiec, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2067-5438
  • Tomasz Spórna University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Sosnowiec, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1099-7196
  • Weronika Dragan University of Silesia in Katowice, Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Sosnowiec, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1531-2464
  • Tomasz Szymonowicz Municipal Office Sosnowiec, Department of Urban Development and Marketing, Sosnowiec, Poland
Keywords: logistics complex, brownfields, urban polycentricity, facility location, Poland


The aim of the article is to explain the dependence on key factors and development path in the expansion process of the largest Central European logistics complex situated on postmining brownfield. Here, a highly original example is the city of Sosnowiec in the Katowice conurbation (Poland). In the article, the development of this complex and its model of spatial diffusion, with an indication of both facilitating and restricting aspects of its further expansion is discussed. The following issues are also brought to light: spatial location, urban policy, transport accessibility and local labour market. In the article, the development of this complex is discussed according to model of spatial diffusion.


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Krzysztofik R, Kantor-PietragaI, Spórna T, Dragan W, Szymonowicz T. Why and how central Europe’s largest logistics complex developed on a brownfield site. AGS [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021Mar.4];60(2):21-. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/7085