The report by the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI), which ranked 155 cities in 60 countries in terms of their green spaces using computer vision and deep learning techniques on satellite images, listed Kraków in 5th place with a score of 76.92 percent.
Warsaw has become a car city, with more registered vehicles in the capital than residents, according to a city councillor quoted by the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper.
Noting the cities’ strong performance, fDi Intelligence wrote that “Poland certainly appears to be punching above its weight.” It added: “Poland is upholding its reputation of having a well-educated workforce, coupled with good cost effectiveness.”
The newly published European Commission report looked at 83 cities across Europe including Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and Białystok with data from over 58,000 interviews.
Coinciding with the launch of PKP’s 2021 timetable, TFN takes a whistle stop look at the four big cities that will comprise the foundations of their offer in the year ahead.
Plans have been released that envisage a central Kraków transport hub as a futuristic environmentally-friendly enclave.
The architects’ utopian vision of the capital saw, among other things, a vast swathe of greenery measuring four times the length of New York’s Central Park, a huge sunken amphitheatre built on the southern fringe of Pl. Trzech Krzyży and Pl. Unii Lubelskiej as a vast square of almost dehumanizing dimensions.
From the quirky to the divine, Tarnów in southeast Poland pretty much has it all.
Urban photographer Daniel Remian said he began his nocturnal adventures a year ago after becoming captivated by the night-time transformation of the city’s streets and atmosphere.
Łódź mayor Hanna Zdanowska said that “at a time when the whole world is facing a pandemic, the market in Łódź continues to grow and projects such as [this] strengthen our city’s position on the economic map of Poland and Europe.”