Marta Derek

Marta Derek
University of Warsaw | UW · Department of Tourism Geography and Recreation

Phd

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Marta Derek currently works at the Department of Tourism Geography and Recreation, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw. Marta does research in Geography. Her research and teaching interests include tourism and local development, tourism planning and development, and tourism and regeneration, with a focus on urban areas. Her current research projects focus on the ecosystem services concept in tourism and recreation as well as gastronomy and the urban space.

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This chapter explores how global trends in multi-ethnic food are articulated in the mono-ethnic city of Warsaw, Poland. Taking the city's central borough, Śródmieście, as a case study, the chapter discusses the importance of ethnic gastronomy in 'globalising' the local population. Up to 31% of central Warsaw's eating establishments offer ethnic cui...
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In the tourism studies literature, wilderness has been addressed from two perspectives. From the first, human, perspective wilderness is a social, subjective construction that exists only in the mind of its users. From the second, ecological, perspective it is a material, objective reality. Here, we compare these two perspectives based on data coll...
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This chapter underlines the key role of a city centre in urban space gastronomy. It offers a four-step perspective, ranging from urban to local. First, the example of Saint Petersburg (Russia) shows that gastronomy reflects the major phases of urban growth. Here, eating establishments are used as a proxy for the city centre. Second, the example of...
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This chapter addresses the issues of unwanted past, resulting in unwanted (contested, dissonant, difficult) heritage, and its use for tourism, taking as an example a post-communist heritage of Warsaw, Poland. It shows that for many years people have attempted to deny or remove the communist period from the country’s past, together with a desire to...
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This paper explores the links between local resources (the natural environment) and the local food on offer; i.e., what parts of nature reach the tourist's plate. It is based on a content analysis of restaurant menus in the Great Masurian Lakes region, which is considered to be one of the main nature-based tourism destinations in Poland. The concep...
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This chapter addresses the issue of tourism taxations and its legitimization on the municipal level. It argues that tourist taxes are not only necessary, but fair, and explains that through two issues widely discussed in the economic literature: externalities (positive and negative), and public costs. It draws upon a number of practical examples wh...
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For most of the world’s population, urban green spaces (UGS) offer the easiest form of contact with nature. Such environments deliver a wide variety of Recreational Ecosystem Services (RES) to visitors. This paper explores RES delivery in different types of UGS, differentiated with respect to their naturalness and distance from the city centre. Fur...
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The purpose of this chapter is to establish the framework for analysing the relationship between gastronomy and urban space, notably from the historical perspective. It begins by defining the role of gastronomy in the premodern period, i.e. before the industrial revolution, and identifies four of the largest concentrations of taverns, inns, pubs, e...
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This chapter draws attention to restaurants and bars offering ethnic cuisines in the urban space. It offers a general overview of factors that are thought to be responsible for this widespread phenomenon from a historical perspective, ranging from migration to the unification of global trends. As well as analysing changes in dominant cuisines, it a...
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This short introduction to the second part of the book is focused on changes in gastronomy and urban space. It offers an overview of different dimensions that determine the development of gastronomy and shape the quantity, quality and location of bars, restaurants, cafés and other outlets in urban environments. It draws attention to the fact that g...
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This book focuses on the relationship between gastronomy and urban space. It highlights the intrinsic role of eating establishments and the gastronomy industry for cities by assessing their huge impacts on urban changes and discussing some of the challenges posed by new developments. Written by authors with a background in geography, it starts by...
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This study develops a typology of tourists visiting a nature-based destination as a function of outdoor activities. It then identifies social, economic and spatial differences between them. A cluster analysis is applied to survey data collected in the Great Masurian Lakes region of Poland. Six clusters were identified: angling sailors, non-angling...
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Tourism and leisure influence urban space in a significant way. Geographers, as well as urban planners, take tourism as one of the important factors responsible for spatial, functional and social changes in cities. The influence of tourism on urban space has been widely discussed in tourism literature and it has been argued that tourism was concent...
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The aim of the article is to characterize the accommodation base in the vicinity of the Warsaw's Old Town from the point of view of its location, category structure and prices for accommodation services. Although this area is the only tourist precinct in Warsaw ('tourist district'), for many years accommodation establishments were scarce here. The...
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Recreation is a complex and important ecosystem service. Therefore, there is a need for approaches that can account for this complexity, and integrate both environmental and socio-economical perspectives. The Recreational Ecosystem Services (RES) model proposed in this paper responds to this need. RES are understood as the delivery of services, con...
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Tourism contributes to human well-being and is recognized as a cultural ecosystem service. However, assessments of landscape potential for tourism tend to be very general. Therefore, this study proposes a method that takes into account both the complexity of landscape and the behavior of tourists. We introduce a new approach that encompasses both h...
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Tourism and recreation opportunities are included in the most of the existing ecosystem services (ES) classifications, usually as one of cultural services. The assessment of ES in tourism and recreation is conducted both in the field of natural and social sciences, but existing studies rarely combine these two aspects together. This paper aims at i...
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The aim of the paper is the critical analysis of the current state of development of sailing facilities - marinas and berthing sites on the shores of the Great Masurian Lakes (Poland). The research is both of quantitative and qualitative character. Facilities and their capacity were counted and mapped. Field observations focused on how and by whom...
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L’article propose d’analyser le redéveloppement des friches industrielles à travers le concept de tourisme hors des sentiers battus. Il propose de discuter ce concept et le met en relation avec la reconversion des friches urbaines en général. Il démontre également différentes facettes du tourisme hors des sentiers battus grâce à une analyse de troi...
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In order to describe relations between tourism and landscape, it is important to operate within two scopes. The first is landscape potential and the second – the way it is used by tourists. In the paper, the problem of dynamic and diversity of tourist nature-based activities was addressed. Although the problem is of primary character, it remains po...
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Abstrakt: Celem artykułu jest zwrócenie uwagi na niezwykle ciekawy czynnik kształtujący współczesną przestrzeń miejską, jakim jest przestrzeń czasu wolnego. W tekście przedstawione zostały wstępne założenia dotyczące problemów związanych z tym skomplikowanym zagadnieniem. Autorka podejmuje próbę zdefiniowana i określenia cech charakterystycznych pr...
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STRESZCZENIE: Na całym świecie obserwuje się rosnące zainteresowanie kulturowymi świadczeniami ekosyste-mów. Jakkolwiek znaczenie tej grupy świadczeń dla jakości życia ludzkiego jest niepodważalne, ten zakres badań pozostaje słabo rozwinięty tak pod względem metodycznym jak i teoretycznym. Turystyka i rekreacja są zazwyczaj włączane do grupy świadc...
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The paper describes a problem of application of GIS tools and RS materials in research on tourism and recreation. The problem is discussed on the basis of the concept of ecosystem services. Focused on human-nature relations, it deserve social and natural sciences methods to be joined. The paper discusses the problems of scope (natural, social) and...
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Eating establishments were always thought of as either secondary elements of tourism or as just important tourist facilities (Page 1995, Kowalczyk 2000, Kowalczyk, Derek 2010). Nowadays, however, restaurants, bars, cafes etc. have also become tourist attractions in their own right, and in urban areas too. Their development and localisation have bee...
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The article is a problem-oriented identification of some aspects of tourism in Warsaw, both typical (hotels, restaurants, markets, museums) and unusual (taxi drivers, the right side of the city, lights). However, the authors discuss only some issues related to tourism in War-saw. In addition, the article tries to show that the capital of Poland – d...
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It is commonly acknowledged that tourism can be an important factor stimulating the economy at the national, regional and local level. The role of tourism in the development of the local economy can also be observed in Poland. The paper strives to prove that tourism can be a significant development factor for middle-sized towns. The influx of touri...

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The general objective of the project is to explore how cultural ecosystem services are formed and delivered in urban area. It aims to respond to the following research questions: 1. Are the citizens of urban and suburban areas interested in contact with nature and what does “contact with nature” actually mean for them? 2. What are spatial, ecological and social drivers of CES delivery in urban areas? 3. What are the differences in CES formation and delivery along the city-core – peri-urban axis? 4. Do forest and other semi-natural areas located at the border of the city attract visitors searching for wilderness, or do they share the same functions with urban parks in the city center? 5. What are relations between attitudes toward nature, CES consumption and the level of ecological knowledge of visitors to green areas? 6. What is the role of green areas managers and providers of recreational and educational services in CES delivery?
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The aim of the project is a theoretical discussion of the concept of ES supported by empirical analysis of the current ecosystem services system within the region of the Great Masurian Lakes.