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Socio-economic Series 1732-4254 Title, logo and layout of journal Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series are reserved trademarks of Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series. Is the grass elsewhere really greener? A study on the place marketing activity of Polish self-governments https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/37275 <p>The role of place marketing and branding as a modus for enhancing public sector efficiency is growing, especially in territorial self-government units (TSGUs). A growing proportion maintains the relevant responsible agencies. We compared the place marketing activities of Polish TSGUs, focusing on their maturity in this matter. We associate maturity with the awareness that one should not be ashamed of territorial uniqueness but, on the contrary, highlight it as a source of merit. We based our study on self-evaluation carried out by marketing practitioners operating in Polish TSGUs. The results reveal that most of them do not yet fully exploit state-of-the-art place marketing to strengthen development policies. However, they vary significantly by disclosing many interesting local specificities.</p> Mariusz E. Sokołowicz Karolina Lewandowska-Gwarda Zbigniew Przygodzki Copyright (c) 2022 Mariusz E. Sokołowicz, Dr Karolina Lewandowska-Gwarda, dr hab. Zbigniew Przygodzki, prof. UŁ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 7 21 10.12775/bgss-2022-0020 Neighbourhood (dis)satisfaction in a former closed Soviet city: the case of Dnipro(petrovsk), Ukraine https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/36586 <p>This paper describes and analyses the geography and factors of the neighbourhood satisfaction of the residents of a former post-WWII Soviet closed city in Ukraine – the post-Soviet city of Dnipro (population ca. one million). It is based on a questionnaire survey (n=1248) among adult (18+) inhabitants in Dnipro conducted in early 2018. The results show that the current inner-urban pattern is characterised by semi-peripheralised neighbourhood satisfaction, which is a consequence of the significant influence of (among other factors): infrastructure availability in the neighbourhood, the social and natural environmental in the neighbourhood, and the set of Soviet-legacy factors (the “Soviet” factor). Surprisingly, the highest level of neighbourhood satisfaction in the city of Dnipro is observed in one of the peripheral neighbourhoods (with predominant detached housing), in which the residents’ evaluation of their residential neighbourhood follows the proximity effect.</p> Oleksii Havryliuk Copyright (c) 2022 Oleksii Havryliuk https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 23 44 10.12775/bgss-2022-0021 Extended Threshold Error Correction Model of economic growth in Israel https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/38062 <p>The paper utilizes a comprehensive approach to threshold cointegration to analyse the Israeli per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth dynamics. The time-series data for the years 1980–2019 are taken. The study uses a two-regime threshold error correction model (TECM) to test short- and long-term growth factors. The results reveal that Research and Development (R&amp;D) expenses measured as a percentage of GDP are the primary driving force in the long and short term. The threshold value of 3.25% of GDP exhibits a substantial difference between the two regimes corresponding to the development phases of the Israeli economy. The results are validated using various tests for threshold models. The general conclusion is that the applied hierarchical procedure for TECM model construction is robust and universal for modeling economic growth. The results allow the formulation of policy implications.</p> Magdalena Osińska Maciej Gałecki Jerzy Boehlke Marcin Fałdziński Atif Maqbool Khan Yochanan Shachmurove Copyright (c) 2022 Magdalena Osińska, Maciej Gałecki, Jerzy Boehlke, Marcin Fałdziński, Atif Maqbool Khan, Yochanan Shachmurove https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 45 63 10.12775/bgss-2022-0022 Gauging the possibility of using property tax to respond to the rapid expansion of built-up area in Depok Municipality https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/37444 <p>Over the last three decades, Depok Municipality has experienced rapid expansion of built-up area, due to the city’s strategic location as a satellite city of Jakarta that functions primarily as a dormitory town. Agricultural, plantation and vacant lands have been largely converted into different forms of built-up area. Some efforts should therefore be made to control this extensive land-use conversion. In particular, a fiscal instrument such as a property tax can be used not only as a source of city revenue, but also as a means for urban environmental control. In this study, we aim to gauge the potentiality of property tax in addressing largescale expansion of built-up area. In doing so, we employed Pearson Correlation and Moran’s Index analyses by comparing built-up area development and property tax performance in 2014 and 2019. The results indicate that property tax has not functioned very effectively as an instrument to steer built-up area expansion in Depok.</p> Arie Fikri Andrea Pravitasari Galuh Indraprahasta Copyright (c) 2022 Arie Fikri, Andrea Emma Pravitasari, Galuh Syahbana Indraprahasta https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 65 78 10.12775/bgss-2022-0023 Digital technology and smart village development in Banyuwangi, Indonesia: an exploratory study https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/35108 <p>Advances in digital technology have increasingly influenced many aspects of our everyday life at different geographical levels. In this paper, we focus on rural areas as key geographical loci of development by investigating the notion of the smart village (SV). Our <br />main objective has been to improve the understanding of the adoption of the SV concept in different geographical contexts by zooming in on the case of Banyuwangi, Indonesia. In doing so, this paper investigates the adoption of SV in Banyuwangi by means of the Smart Kampung programme and reflects Banyuwangi’s situated experience against the broader SV discussions. Drawing on empirical material obtained through a series of semi-structured interviews conducted between 2020 and 2021, our analysis reveals that Banyuwangi has contextually translated SV into three main aspects of development, namely government service, economy and tourism. More broadly, our study exhibits that geographical situatedness of SV does matter, in the sense that some aspects of Banyuwangi’s experimentation with SV align with the trend in Global South countries, while some echo the trend in Global North countries.</p> Ria Jayanthi Anggini Dinaseviani Galuh Syahbana Indraprahasta Rislima Febriani Sitompul Copyright (c) 2022 Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 79 91 10.12775/bgss-2022-0024 The role of participation in the development of the smart city idea: frameworks, opportunities, mechanisms https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/37720 <p>The progressing urbanisation process and its visible effects are prompting local authorities to seek new solutions to contemporary development challenges, especially those identified in post-socialist cities, including in Poland. Nowadays, the smart city concept is becoming widely popular. This idea is grounded in the principles of sustainable development in all spheres of socio-economic life. However, in a comprehensive approach, it moves away from its strictly technological definition towards the social context and local conditions. Nowadays, there are more and more instruments supporting social and civic activity of the inhabitants of Polish cities. <br />One extremely popular mechanism is the participatory budget. In order to trace its importance in the implementation of the smart city concept, an empirical analysis was undertaken in Bydgoszcz (a medium-sized city in Poland). According to the research, the participatory budget is asymmetrical, with infrastructure investments dominating. Support is needed for pro-social activities and those activating residents. Therefore, the diversification of projects in the budget, including setting aside a pool of funds for pro-social and cross-district projects, should be viewed in a positive light.</p> Agata Lewandowska Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk Copyright (c) 2022 Agata Lewandowska, Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-07-22 2022-07-22 57 93 111 10.12775/bgss-2022-0025 Modern conflicts regarding the political status of territories: typological differences, features of spread and prospects for resolution https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/34379 <p>All international conflicts regarding issues of contention about the political status of territories are united by the lack of legitimate power in various places on Earth or the desire to establish such power. A classification of conflicts regarding issues of contention about the political status of territories is proposed in the article. It is shown that the main territorial and political conflicts of modernity are: issues of self-proclaimed states; issues of control over dependent countries; border conflicts over the status of individual islands; and conflicts due to incomplete and disordered decolonization processes. Resolving international conflicts over issues of the contended political status of territories is currently an important task that requires modernization and reformation of the UN Security Council and international law, and confirms the relevance of the research topic addressed in the article.</p> Myroslav Dnistrianskyi Galina Kopachinska Nataliia Dnistrianska Copyright (c) 2022 Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-08-04 2022-08-04 57 113 123 10.12775/bgss-2022-0026 UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserves as laboratories of cross-border cooperation for sustainable development of border areas. The case of the Polish–Ukrainian borderland https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/38074 <p>This paper aims to assess the current and potential role of UNESCO Transboundary Biosphere Reserves (TBRs) as a platform for cross-border-cooperation-enhancing sustainable development of border areas characterised by unique natural and cultural heritage but lagging in socio-economic terms. The study covered three TBRs located in the Polish–Ukrainian borderland: West Polesie, Roztocze and East Carpathians. The quantitative (regarding subject matter, partners involved, amount of funding, etc.) and qualitative analysis <br />(aimed at examining the objectives of the initiatives undertaken in line with the BRs’ goals) included projects implemented under the CBC Programmes Poland–Belarus–Ukraine in the years 2004–2020. The results suggest that cross-border cooperation in the analysed areas was generally oriented toward TBR-related objectives, i.e., socio-culturally and ecologically sustainable development. At the same time, numerous barriers have been identified that limit the impact of crossborder cooperation on the sustainable development of the TBRs.</p> Andrzej Jakubowski Alexandra Seidlová Copyright (c) 2022 Andrzej Jakubowski, Alexandra Seidlová https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-08-04 2022-08-04 57 125 139 10.12775/bgss-2022-0027 Modelling the impact of emigration upon social and economic development of the Carpathian region of Ukraine https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/37807 <p>Population migration activity in the Carpathian region of Ukraine is currently high in intensity and scale compared to the national average. This situation is caused by subjective factors (lower living standards and quality of life, employment problems, escalation of armed conflict in the east) and objective factors (globalization and increasing population mobility, development of transnational corporations, digitalization of the economy, simplification of border-crossing procedures). The aim of the research is to model and visualize the impact of population migration on the social and economic development of the Carpathian region of Ukraine and to determine an optimal value and critical range of external migration for the region. Based on the modelling, assuming that socio-economic development of the Carpathian region corresponds to the level of integral coefficient for Poland in 2018 (calculated using a multiplicative approach), the acceptable level of external migration was determined. It is 0.850 for Lviv region (actual migration level was 1.479 in 2018); 0.653 for Chernivtsi region (0.695); and 1.488 for Zakarpattya region (2.149). The critical range of the intensity of external population migration is 0.723–1.264 for Lviv region, 0.499–0.578 for Chernivtsi region, 0.006–0.008 for IvanoFrankivsk region, and 0.479–0.769 for Zakarpattya region.</p> Olha Levytska Olha Mulska Yulia Shushkova Ulana Ivaniuk Taras Vasyltsiv Vitaliy Krupin Liliya Ivanova Copyright (c) 2022 Olha Levytska, Olha Mulska, Yulia Shushkova, Ulana Ivaniuk , Taras Vasyltsiv, Vitaliy Krupin, Liliya Ivanova https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-08-30 2022-08-30 57 141 154 10.12775/bgss-2022-0028 The impact of foreign trade development on the organization of socio-economic security of Ukraine https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/37687 <p>The integral indicator and dynamics of Ukraine’s level of socio-economic security in the main areas in which it manifests are determined. The dynamics of the level of economic security depending on the development of the foreign trade of Ukraine are analysed using the official method for calculating Ukraine’s level of economic security. Hypotheses relating to the existence of relationships between indicators of the economic security of foreign trade and the general level of socio-economic security are studied in detail in terms of individual subsystems of socio-economic security. With the help of regression analysis, the hypotheses are statistically confirmed and the measures of the influence of parameters of economic security of foreign trade development on socio-economic security are revealed. The main opportunities and threats related to ensuring the socio-economic security of Ukraine in foreign trade development are identified. It is proposed to direct further research to developing institutional tools to create opportunities to strengthen the positive impact of foreign trade on ensuring the socio-economic security of Ukraine.</p> Irena Svydruk Orystlava Sydorchuk Olha Trut Mariana Myronova Olha Klepanchuk Copyright (c) 2022 Mariana Myronova, Irena Svydruk, Orystlava Sydorchuk, Olha Trut, Olha Klepanchuk https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-08-30 2022-08-30 57 155 168 10.12775/bgss-2022-0029 Roads of the Caribbean: regional analysis from Environmental Impact Assessments in Colombia https://apcz.umk.pl/BGSS/article/view/33642 <p>The road infrastructure produces several impacts on the environment. In the Colombian Caribbean region, the growing road infrastructure threatens systems equilibrium in diverse and not well-known ways. Despite the several administrative tools available in Colombian legislation to manage every project impact, the big picture of the interconnected regional ecosystems falls out of scope. To study the large-scale problems in landscape, we analyzed eight Environmental Impact Studies of road construction projects in the region. We did a scientific and institutional literature review to shed light on the possible unseen problems and future challenges. Results suggest that Environmental Impact Assessments for each project focus on construction processes, ignore accumulative and residual effects, and use typified measures to cover a broad set of impacts. We offer recommendations from an integrated analysis perspective for future projects to understand landscape and water systems alteration at the regional scale.</p> César Antonio Cardona-Almeida Rosa Cerro-Amell Susana Mendoza-Navarro Ana Carolina Santos-Rocha Mario Alejandro Zuluaga Angélica Batista David M Zamora Fausto A. Canales Olga Hernández-Manrique Copyright (c) 2022 Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0 2022-09-26 2022-09-26 57 169 183 10.12775/bgss-2022-0030