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|dc.description.abstract||In the 1990's, urban demand for housing land around city-agglomerations increasedrapidly. Additionally, the decreasing profitability of agricultural production causedfarmers, who are able to freely decide on land turnover, to be interested in land sale fornon-agricultural purposes. At the same time, Polish counties received the status of selfgovernments,which then imposed their will upon local economic development. In thisway, counties became responsible for land management as well, and started supportingthe process of land conversion, perceived as a factor of the above development. Suchimplications have created the following situation: decentralisation and the extension ofprivate control over land has led to the loss of rural landscapes in Poland, because farmers,county self-governments and rural society in general gain from the conversion ofagricultural to housing land. Therefore, field research has been exercised at the countylevel. For the investigation, two counties, located in regions differentiated by economicgrowth, were selected. The data were collected through the collection of archival records,documentation review and semi-structured interviews.||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences |x8||en_US|
|dc.title||Land conversion for suburban housing : a study of urbanization around Warsaw and Olsztyn, Poland||en_US|
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