This volume of
Despite material and personal losses suffered, the Poznań geographical centre quickly revived after World War II and today it is the largest geographical centre in Poland. The development of this centre and the international dissemination of its achievements is strongly connected with our journal
The 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Poznań (currently Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań – AMU) and the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the journal
The next article, authored by Benicjusz Głębocki, Ewa Kacprzak and Tomasz Kossowski shows one of the accomplishments of the Poznań geography of agriculture and rural development, i.e. a new approach to a multicriterion typology of agriculture. In the following paper, Jacek Kotus, Michał Rzeszewski, Tomasz Sowada and Patrycja Mańkowska present an example of research in the field of social geography. The authors deal with the anatomy of place-making in the context of the communication process, using a story of one community residing in one of the Poznań squares.
Tourism is another research field at Adam Mickiewicz University, strongly connected with geography. Hence, the fourth article by Anna Kołodziejczak tackles the issue of accessible tourism for people with disabilities and emphasises the role of different forms of information in its successful development.
In the recent years a “hot issue”, touched upon by many academics of the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management of AMU, has been the process of urban shrinkage and its consequences. Numerous materials analysing this process were collected during the implementation of two EU projects under the acronyms of CIRES and Re-City. Some results of this research are presented in the article by Emilia Jaroszewska entitled
The next articles have been written by foreign authors. Some of them have cooperate with Poznań geographers for many years, which allows a mutual exchange of scientific experiences. The first one, Alexander Druzhinin, President of the Association of Russian Social Geographers (ARGO) and member of Editorial Advisory Board of
The volume closes with the article by Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk which presents another important issue of the current debate on sustainability, i.e. alternative energy sources. It focuses on institutional support for biogas enterprises, seen from the local perspective.
We believe that this volume will contribute to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and its geographical centre, simultaneously emphasising the importance of
Effect of Regional Baric Systems on the Occurrence of Bioclimatic Conditions in Poland Effects of Geomorphological Processes and Phytoclimate Conditions Change on Forest Vegetation in the Pomeranian Bay Coastal Zone (Wolin National Park, West Pomerania) Changes of the Surface Area of Morskie Oko and Wielki Staw in the Tatra Mountains Vertical Variability of Night Sky Brightness in Urbanised Areas The Role of Geomorphosites in the Local Economy Development of the Carpathian and Sub-Carpathian Area of Vrancea County, Romania Generative Adversarial Approach to Urban Areas’ NDVI Estimation: A Case Study of Łódź, Poland Cartography and Analysis of the Urban Growth, Case Study: Inter-Communal Grouping of Batna, Algeria Impacts of Land Use Change on Landscape Structure and Ecosystem Services at Local Scale: A Case Study in Central Portugal The Increase in the Proportion of Impervious Surfaces and Changes in Air Temperature, Relative Humidity and Cloud Cover in Poland The Analysis of Fire Hotspot Distribution in Kalimantan and its Relationship With Enso Phases Patterns in the Multiannual Course of Growing Season in Central Europe Since the End of the 19th Century