Katarzyna Lesniewska-Napierala

Katarzyna Lesniewska-Napierala
University of Lodz · Institute of Built Environment and Spatial Policy

PhD

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Introduction
I work at the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz (Poland) at the Institute of Built Environment and Spatial Policy. In my research I focuse on different aspects of spatial planning, tourism, social participation and political geography.
Additional affiliations
December 2018 - present
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Position
  • Researcher
April 2014 - May 2015
University of Lodz
Position
  • Executive
October 2009 - October 2014
University of Lodz
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Lectures: Geopolitics and Geostrategy; Regional Political Geography of the World Tutorials: Political Geography; Regional Geography of the World Field Studies on Regional Geography "Sudety Mts. and Silesian Lowland" and in "Socio-economic Geography"
Education
October 2009 - October 2014
University of Lodz
Field of study
  • Geography
October 2007 - June 2009
University of Lodz
Field of study
  • Spatial Economy
October 2007 - June 2009
University of Lodz
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (59)
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The main goal of the paper is to verify the impact of the absorption of European Union (EU) grants on land cover changes in Polish municipalities in the years 2012-2018. The selection of the research area was justified by the fact that Poland is the largest and significantly spatially differentiated transition economy in Central-Eastern Europe, rec...
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Partycypacja społeczna, będąca aktywnym udziałem obywateli w zarządzaniu sprawami bezpośrednio dotyczącymi danej społeczności, uznawana jest za fundament społeczeństwa obywatelskiego. W ostatnich latach coraz popularniejszą formą zachęcania mieszkańców do aktywnego uczestnictwa w działaniach na rzecz jednostek samorządowych staje się budżet obywat...
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The main goal of the article is to describe the short-term impacts of reported new cases and deaths of the COVID-19 disease on hotels’ performances in the nine major Polish urban hotel markets: Kraków, Warszawa, Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Lublin, Łódź, Katowice, and Sopot. Time range of the analysis covers the period from January 5, 2020 (the beginni...
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The main purpose of the research is to address the real, operational context of participatory budgeting. It is argued that this method of budgeting might be a useful tool for developing various ideas at a local level, including so-cial/spatial justice, civil society, human capital, information society, or sustainable development. However, the imple...
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The main goals of the article are: (a) presentation of the wine traditions of the region in the context of the concept of path dependence and wastescapes, as well as their impact on the spatial, social and promotional aspect of wine making; (b) identification and characteristics of the vineyards in Lubuskie Region in 2021; and (c) linking wine trad...
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Partycypacja oznacza uczestnictwo jednostki przy podejmowaniu dotyczących jej bezpośrednio decyzji. Stanowi ona przedmiot rozważań naukowych ze względu na swoją wieloaspektowość. Poprzez partycypację społeczną rozumieć można udział mieszkańców i innych interesariuszy w formalnych i nieformalnych procesach samoorganizacji, zmierzających do polepszen...
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Hotel price is defined as a measure of the value given up (exchanged) by a hotel and buyer in a business transaction. It plays a key role in the interaction between seller and buyer. As different buyers place different values on the same hotel service, they are willing to pay different prices (Hayes and Miller, 2011).
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The focus of this study is electoral accounting practices employed by mayors in municipalities in a selected, exemplary region in a post-socialist country – the Lodz region in Central Poland. The goal is to identify characteristics of pork-barrel mayors responsible for municipal investment expenditures: their terms of office, partisan affiliation,...
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Najważniejsze wyzwanie analizy usług hotelowych wynika z samej definicji hotelu, jako że hotel w każdym z krajów Grupy Wyszehradzkiej definiowany jest zupełnie inaczej. Co więcej, w każdym kraju w inny sposób gromadzone są ofi cjalne statystyki na temat działalności hoteli. W związku z tym, na potrzeby analizy działalności tych obiektów w kilku kra...
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Turystyka to niezwykłe zjawisko o wielu kontekstach. Według Światowej Organizacji Turystyki (UNWTO), turystyka to społeczne, kulturowe i gospodarcze zjawisko obejmujące ogół dobrowolnych, trwających krócej niż 1 rok, przemieszczeń ludzi do krajów bądź miejsc poza przestrzenią ich codzienności powodowanych celami osobistymi bądź zawodowymi z wyłącze...
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Wyobrażenie przestrzeni jest punktem wyjścia w procesie podejmowania różnorodnych decyzji, w tym dotyczących wyboru docelowego miejsca wyjazdu turystycznego. Wyobrażenia takie mogą być współcześnie kształtowane przez wiedzę dostępną w źródłach internetowych, np. serwisach społecznościowych. Analiza publikowanych w Internecie zdjęć lub wpisów o usta...
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Call for Papers Special Issue on Sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations Call for papers for the special issue of European Spatial Research and Policy (2022, vol. 29, no. 2) journal on sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations has already been announced. ESR&P journal is indexed in Web of Science ESCI and Scopus Elsevier....
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The main goal of the paper is to identify the perception of technology by managers of five-star hotels located in Antalya region (Turkey). The managerial perception in the following contexts is discussed in detail: the enterprise, the employees, the managers and the competitiveness of hotel entities. The selection of such research area was determin...
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This paper investigates the social, demographic, and economic factors determining differences between forest identification based on remote sensing techniques and land registry. The Database of Topographic Objects and Sentinel-2 satellite imagery data from 2018 were used to train a forest detection supervised machine learning model. Results aggrega...
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Głównym celem artykułu jest dyskusja na temat tego, czy możliwość implementacji konkursu jako narzędzia edukacyjnego do rozwijania kreatywności uczestników jest ograniczona, kiedy główną motywację uczestniczących w nim studentów stanowi wygrana. Na potrzeby niniejszego artykułu jako studium przypadku wykorzystano konkurs 24HOURS. Do oceny efektywno...
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The main goal of the paper is to discuss whether a contest, as an educational tool, can develop the creativity of participants when the main goal of the students may be to win. A 24HOURS contest was implemented as a case study. Three methods were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the 24HOURS contest: a written questionnaire, individual in-depth...
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The main focus of the chapter is to discuss geographical context of smart tourism planning through the analysis of relations between spatial planning, tourism development, and technology. The main question addressed in this enquiry is whether development of technology and tourism respects sustainable spatial planning. Thus, geographical influence o...
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Purpose. The aim of this enquiry is to determine the impact of various geographical factors on the rating and popularity of hotels in selected social media. Method. Research was conducted for all 193 star-ranked hotels operating in July 2017, in central Poland. However, analysis covered only those establishments which used all considered online rev...
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The main goal of the paper is to identify technology acceptance by employees of 5- star hotels located in Antalya region (Turkey), and to investigate its impact on hotel competitiveness. Selection of research area was determined by the fact that Antalya is one of the top Turkish tourist destinations, with international profile of the visitors, and...
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Since 1980s tourism related academia, institutions and organizations (including United Nations), and business practice have focused on the relationship between tourism and sustainable development. Environmental, social, and cultural contexts of sustainable tourism development has been widely discussed by researchers, politicians, and practitioners....
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The aim of this enquiry is to determine the impact of various geographical factors on the rating and popularity of hotels in selected social media The criteria for the selection of mentioned social media were their popularity and the ability to rate the hotel by the guests. The analysed social media channels include: Booking.com, Facebook, GoogleMa...
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Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie negatywnych przekształceń założenia pałacowo-parkowego w Bratoszewicach w gminie Stryków po zmianach własnościowych po II wojnie światowej, a także ocena obecnego zachowania kompleksu i wizji rozwoju tego obszaru w opinii mieszkańców badanej miejscowości. Wskazany cel został osiąg-nięty poprzez wykorzystanie trian...
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The aim of the study is to evaluate the spatial variation in the size and shape of land plots in Mazowieckie voivodship. For the purposes of the study both the shape and the compactness of the plots were measured, and the typology of communes was drawn based on this information. Subsequently, based on the two indicators related to the shape of plot...
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The aim of the article is to assess the intensity and directions of land cover changes in Poland between 1990 and 2012. To achieve this goal, the authors used data from databases such as the CORINE Land Cover (CLC). The changes were analyzed for the first level of data and then presented in the matrix form both as absolute values (ha) and as percen...
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Celem niniejszego opracowania jest ocena gospodarki łowieckiej prowadzonej w obwodzie nr 51 w okolicach Uniejowa, a wraz z nią ocena dynamiki liczebności populacji zwierzyny łownej. W analizach uwzględniono także zmiany zachodzące w gospodarce rolnej i biotopie. Dane dotyczące liczebności populacji uzyskano z rocznych planów łowieckich sporządzanyc...
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This article indicates optimal local, social, economic and geographical relationships contributing to the effective implementation of hotel investment as a part of rural area revitalisation. This will be undertaken through the case studies of four hotels functioning in revitalized historical buildings in the rural areas of Pomerania Province. A 'mu...
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Artykuł służy wskazaniu optymalnych lokalnych relacji społecznych, gospodarczych i geograficznych, sprzyjających efektywnej realizacji inwestycji hotelarskich w ramach rewitalizacji obszarów wiejskich. Wskazany cel zostanie osiągnięty poprzez studia przypadków czterech hoteli działających w zrewitalizowanych obiektach zabytkowych na terenach wiejsk...
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W ostatniej dekadzie popularnym instrumentem kształtowania przestrzeni miast stał się budżet partycypacyjny, zwany także obywatelskim. Najczęściej jest on definiowany jako „proces, podczas którego mieszkańcy danej jednostki terytorialnej w sposób bezpośredni decydują lub współdecydują o przeznaczeniu całości bądź części dostępnych środków publiczny...
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Small towns are understood here as settlements with municipal rights having up to 20,000 inhabitants. In Łódź Voivodeship (a unit of Poland's administrative division) there are 28 such settlements inhabited by almost 210,000 people. The aim of the study is to analyse the potential of the heritage of national minorities in the towns of Łódź Voivodes...
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The article deals with the population and settlement patterns of the Polish minority in the Republic of Latvia in light of the National Census of 2011. The research paper also showcases the activities of major social organisations and Polish minority schools in Latvia. The research was conducted through a series of in-depth interviews. The review s...
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Głównym celem badań podjętych w niniejszym opracowaniu była próba diagnozy potrzeb inwestycyjnych poszczególnych dzielnic Łodzi w opinii mieszkańców miasta. Realizacja celu była moż- liwa dzięki analizie propozycji zadań dopuszczonych do głosowania w budżecie obywatelskim w Łodzi w 2016 r. Dzięki podjętym badaniom autorka dokonała grupowania projek...
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Polish Livonia is the most culturally diverse region in Latvia. Many organizations which work here, they try to uphold the traditions of national minorities. In the article discusses the organizational activities of the Polish minority in Latgale region. The study also shows the educational activities of Poles in the Republic of Latvia. In the rese...
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One of the bases of democracy is citizen participation in governing of the state. Thanks to the social participation it is possible to build citizens’ trust and getting acceptance for the projects undertaken by the local authorities. The aim of the author’s research for this presentation was to evaluate the possibility of using the participatory bu...
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Small towns are understood here as settlements with municipal rights and having up to 20 thousand inhabitants. In Łódź Province (a unit of Poland’s administrative division) there are 28 such settlements inhabited by almost 210 thousand people. The aim of the study is to analyse the potential of the heritage of national minorities in the towns of th...
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Wprowadzenie funkcji turystycznej jest współcześnie postrzegane jako jeden ze sposobów rewitalizacji obszarów wiejskich. Autorzy zamierzają zweryfikować następującą hipotezę: hotelarstwo jest najbardziej intensywnym wymiarem introdukowania funkcji turystycznej na rewitalizowanych obszarach wiejskich. Dzięki inwestycjom hotelarskim podejmowanych w r...
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Poles are the largest national minority in Lithuania. In contemporary Šalčininkai municipality Polish national minority has a very strong position. According to 2011 data census, more than 77% of population inhabited Šalčininkai municipality that are Poles. The main aim of the paper is to show how national minority can affect on the situation in th...
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W pracy podjęto geograficzno-polityczne badania porównawcze mniejszości polskiej na Litwie i Łotwie. Dzięki badaniom autorka zapoznała się z warunkami funkcjonowania Polaków w obu krajach, co umożliwiło weryfikację wielokrotnie powielanych stereotypów na temat ich sytuacji. Dodatkowo podjęcie badań nad mniejszością polską na Łotwie jest próbą wypeł...
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An individual combination of characteristics, relating to a particular location, has an important role in determining the price of accommodation such as hotel rooms. These have been the subject of much research which typically investigates other factors such as product, demand, competition, costs and legal regulations. Hedonic price function is the...
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Poles are the largest national minority in Lithuania. In contemporary Šalčininkai municipality Polish national minority has a very strong position. According to 2011 data census, more than 77 % of the population inhabiting Šalčininkai municipality are Poles. The main aim of the paper is to show how national minority can affect the situation in the...
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The contemporary Polish-Lithuanian relations are heavily burdened with radically different assessment of the situation of national minorities in both countries: Poles in Lithuania and Lithuanian in Poland. This assessments is fraught with complicated history and different potential of both minorities, and also warped by many stereotypes. The main a...
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In the presentation authors discuss the location-based factors’ impact on accommodation prices. The aim of the presentation is to compare the results of qualitative and quantitative research on location-based determinants of accommodation prices in Lodz Metropolitan Area (Poland). The authors employ methodological triangulation (Yeung 2000), both t...
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In this article the authors seek to compare the current situation of national minorities in Poland and Lithuania, mainly in the demographic, political, legal and institutional aspects. Use is made of the results of research conducted by the authors in national–minority circles in Poland and Lithuania, statistical data published in the two countries...
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Many political changes during the last centuries caused that East Europe is inhabited by many minorities. Early 90s brought many geopolitical changes in Europe, especially as a result of the collapse of Soviet Union independence were achieved Baltic Republics. These little countries with a small population have very high ethnic diversity. Nowadays...
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In the early 90s, significant changes in the political and geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe occurred inter alia the collapse of communist rule and the collapse of the Soviet Union. All these processes have caused also social, legal and organizational changes of the situation of national minorities in Eastern Europe. There have been the libe...
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Tourism potential is a very important starting point if we talk about tourism development in a given region. It is a collection of elements of the geographical environment, as well as human behaviors that can be used to tourism or to take care of it. In other words, all material and non-material resources that are a necessary condition to achieve t...
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The tourism potential is a very important starting point, if we consider the development of tourism in the region. It is a collection of elements of the geographical environment, and human behavior that can be used for tourism or to deal with it. Only the relevant configuration items mentioned above allows us to talk about creating opportunities fo...
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Authors of this article would like to present a project “Tourism for the Region” which is an integrated development program of PhD students realizing by The Association Of Economic Consultants Pro-Akademia (AEC PA) in Lodz. The project is directed to the PhD students who live in lodzkie voivodeship and would like to start researches in interdiscipl...
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W ciągu ostatnich lat powstało wiele opracowań dotyczących łódzkich Łagiewnik, w szczególności traktujących o ich środowisku naturalnym czy unikatowej oraz niezwykle bogatej faunie i florze. Szeroko pojętą problematyką Lasu Łagiewnickiego zajmowali się m.in. prof. J. K. Kurowski z Wydziału Biologii i Ochrony Środowiska Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego oraz...

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I'm interested in research of cultural heritage in spatial planning
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especially cultural heritage of national, ethnic and religious minorities
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Can you recomand any good publication about national minorities in Eastern and Central Europe?
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I need to start using a program to analyse a qualitative data from in-depth interviews. Which is better? Or can you recommend any other free software with good manual. 

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The aim of the “Sustainable Spatial Planning of Tourism Destinations (SPOT)” project is to develop an innovative teaching method of sustainable tourism planning in a master programme and implement the method at five educational organisations involved in the project by the end of the project. This goal is influenced by the wider context of development of the European idea of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism planning. Thus, the following specific objectives should be defined: - Understanding main trends and challenges of tourism in Europe; this objective will result in a comparison of different contexts of tourism development in Europe (literature studies); - Facing the challenges of tourism planning through learning by doing on the spot; as the result of this objective solutions for problems and challenges of tourism planning diagnosed in particular locations will be delivered (study visits); - Disseminating results of joint initiatives for development of tourism planning and its teaching methods; this objective will result in the scientific, application, and educational contributions to tourism planning development (seminars and conferences); - Exchange of European best practices in the field of tourism planning; as the result of this objective a scientific publication (European handbook of tourism planning) and educational manual (Manual for the course on sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations) will be prepared; both outputs will be included in the educational package offered to teachers and students participating in the sustainable tourism planning course; the handbook will disseminate teaching content, while the manual will describe innovative teaching method developed during the SPOT project. The SPOT project will be implemented by the consortium of educational and scientific institutions co-operating on a regular basis, representing various research, educational, cultural and geographical contexts. The final selection of project partners resulted from the interdisciplinary nature of education and research in the field of tourism planning and the diversity of tourist planning challenges and problems diagnosed in different locations. Tourism geography and spatial economy are the educational and research fields of the leading project institution – University of Lodz. Tourism economics and tourism management are the fields of contribution of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Mersin University's input to the project is associated with tourism sciences and city planning. Tourism sciences is also the main axis of the contribution from the Polytechnic of Leiria. Architecture, territorial, urban and environmental planning, historic cities, and heritage management are the main scientific and educational interests of Politecnico di Torino. Finally, research projects carried out by Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation of the Polish Academy of Science are focused on geography and spatial economy. Moreover, various geographical contexts represented by project partners refer to different ways of social and economic development, and different cultures: Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish. The SPOT project will influence the following target groups and stakeholders in both long- and short-term perspectives: (1) tourism planning students, (2) academic teachers, (3) higher education institutions, and (4) tourism planning institutions. It is expected that European awareness of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism planning will increase in long-term perspective. The ambition of the project consortium is to introduce the course and method concerning tourism planning as a significant part of this increase. Future tourism planners completing this course will use the project's outputs to implement their knowledge, skills, and competencies on innovative, sustainable, and inclusive tourism planning into planning practice. Thus, institutions of tourism planning and, indirectly, stakeholders of tourism development, will be influenced by this project's outputs in long-term perspective. During the project students’ competences, skills, and knowledge in the field of tourism planning are expected to increase. However, the implementation of an innovative method of sustainable tourism planning designed in the project is a promise of all partner institutions representing higher education sector. Moreover, dissemination of project outputs should make other higher education institutions attracted by the method mentioned above, as an increase in the attractiveness of the higher education curriculum in the field of tourism planning from the perspective of both students and employers is expected.
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The main purpose of the research project is to identify the determinants of social participation in in Poland.
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The goal of the project is to identify if and how the image of the city in a social media influences economic effectiveness of hotels located in the city. The area of initial research covers five biggest Polish cities: Warsaw, Cracow, Lodz, Wroclaw and Poznan. Regarding estimation of abnormal returns of stock market enterprises, both short- and medium-term effects of social media posts on hotel performance indicators (ADR, occupancy, and RevPAR) will be analyzed.