POLYCE stands for 'Metropolisation and Polycentric Development in Central Europe'. It is a research project financed under the ESPON 2013 program ('European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion') and is conducted by an international consortium of universities and research institutes in Central Europe. POLYCE is adding to recent research results, drawing the most actual picture of Central European metropolises. Furthermore, it integrates stakeholders of the five metropolises to support knowledge exchange between scientific research and political and administrative practice.
The project analyzes metropolisation and polycentric development processes in five Central European metropolitan regions of Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Praha, and Wien. Based on quantitative data analysis, a survey, and workshops the current role and position of the five among each other and in a wider urban network are depicted. Finally, potential future development paths are compiled for the five metropolises to tap their cooperative potentials and competitive position.
Project runtime: October 2010 - June 2012
The project is commissioned by ESPON and the five city stakeholders.
For further information on the project, please click here.
Final Conference on June 01, 2012 in Wien
Final project results were presented to the public at the Final Conference on June 01, 2012 in Wien. It was a very successful event and we thank all the participants for attending the POLYCE Final Conference.
The minutes of the final conference are available here.