Iwona Pielesiak, Ph.D.

Institute of the Built Environment
and Spatial Policy
Faculty of Geographical Sciences University of Lodz
+48 42 635 45 78


  • MSc degree in geography – 2005 (professional specialization: built environment and local government), Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, University of Łódź;
  • PhD degree in geographical sciences – 2012, Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Łódź, title of doctoral thesis: ‘Territorial Cohesion of the Metropolitan Area of Łódź in the light of infrastructural linkages’, supervisor: PhD, prof. T. Marszał.

Teaching fields

  • spatial economy, theory of politics and spatial economy, cultural landscape

Research fields

  • urban geography, spatial policy, metropolization of space, co-operation between local government units, spatial (territorial) links and cohesion.

Selected publications (in English, French and German)

  • Pielesiak I., Metropolitan Areas in Poland. The Chosen Aspects [in:] T. Marszał, W. Zmitrowicz, (eds), Metropolises and Metropolitan Areas Structures, Functions and Role, Studia Regionalia KPZK, vol. 20, Warszawa 2007, pp. 33–46.
  • Bartosiewicz B., Pielesiak I., Technical infrastructure and transportation system in big cities [in:] M. Habrel, T. Marszał, (eds) Spatial development of Polish and Ukrainian big Cities at the beginning of 21st century, Łódź University Press, Łódź, 2010, pp. 83-103.
  • Pielesiak I., Territorial Organisation of Metropolitan Areas in Poland - the Example of Łódź Urban Region, [in:] M. Habrel, T. Marszał, (eds), Urban Management and Territorial Organisation - the Case of Polish and Ukrainian Big Cities at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Łódź University Press, Łódź 2010, pp. 89-102.
  • Bartosiewicz B., Pielesiak I., How to measure territorial cohesion of a metropolitan area - proposal of a research concept, [in:] Marszał T., (ed), Urban regions as engines of devolopment, Studia Regionalia vol.31, Warszawa 2011, pp. 65-75.
  • Pielesiak I., Transportation problems in urban region - the case of Lodz metropolitan area, [in:] Marszał T., (ed), Urban regions as engines of devolopment, Studia Regionalia vol.31, Warszawa 2011, pp. 103-117.
  • Kobojek E., Pielesiak I., Łódź in Geographical Space; Lviv and Łódź at the turn of 20th century. Historical outline and natural environment (eds Habrel M., Kobojek E.); Łódź University Press, Łódź, 2013, pp. 21-40. ISBN 978-83-7525-980-3.
  • Marszał T., Pielesiak I. (eds.), 2013, Spatial Inequality and Cohesion, Studia Regionalia, vol.38, 138 s.
  • Pielesiak I., Spatial dimension of cohesion and the methods of its assessment; Studia Regionalia KPZK PAN. Spatial inequality and cohesion vol. 38 (eds Marszał T., Pielesiak I.); Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa, 2013, pp. 8-21. ISBN 978-83-63563-25-7; ISSN 0860-3375.
  • Bartosiewicz B., Pielesiak I., Metropolisation processes in contemporary space of Poland; [in:] Spatial development of contemporary Poland in Łódź University geographical research (eds Marszał T.); Łódź University Press, Łódź, 2014, pp. 9-35. ISBN: 978-83-7969-130-2. [pdf]
  • Pielesiak I., Socio-economic linkages of Łódź; [in:] Lviv and Łódź at the turn of 20th century. Structure of economic space (eds Bartosiewicz B., Habrel M.); Łódź University Press, Łódź, 2014, pp. 105-128. ISBN: 978-83-7969-261-3.
  • Pielesiak I., The transformation of spatial linkages in Łódź urban agglomeration in the last four decades; Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Folia Geographica Socio-Oeconomica nr 16 (red. Kulesza M., Jażdżewska I.); Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, Łódź, 2014, pp. 115-132. ISSN: 1508-1117, e-ISSN: 2353-4826. [pdf]
  • Pielesiak I., Managing 'ordinary heritage' in Poland: Łódź and its post-industrial legacy; European Spatial Research and Policy vol. 22, no. 2 (red. Marszał T.); Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, Łódź, 2015, pp. 73-92. ISSN: 1231-1952, e-ISSN: 1896-1525. [pdf]
  • Pielesiak I., Public spaces and social integration - the case of Lodz, [in:] M. Mularska-Kucharek, K. Brzeziński (Eds), The socio-spatial dimension of quality of life in the city, Studia Regionalia KPZK, vol. 45, 2016, p. 48-59.
  • Geppert A., Pielesiak I., Les transformations de l’industrie et ses conséquences spatiales en Pologne (1989-2016), Revue Géographique de l'Est, 2017, vol.57, iss. 1-2, electronic version.
  • Pielesiak I. (Ed.), Ageing in Urban Environment, Space-Society-Economy, iss. 20, 2017.
  • Pielesiak I., Participation in Urban Life and Obstacles for Mobility of the Elderly in Łódź, [w:] Pielesiak I. (Ed.), Ageing in Urban Environment, Space-Society-Economy, z. 20, 2017, pp. 89-107.
  • Masierek E., Pielesiak I., 2018, Attempts at introducing order to advertisements in Polish towns and cities, Acta Geographica Universitatis Comeniae, vol. 62, No. 2, pp. 109-133.
  • Bartosiewicz B., Pielesiak I., Spatial patterns of travel behaviour in Poland, Travel Behaviour and Society, 2019, vol. 15, pp. 113-122.
  • Wlazło J., Pielesiak I., 2020, Przekształcenia zabytkowych domów drewnianych w gminie Narew, Prace Komisji Krajobrazu Kulturowego, no. 43(1), s. 97-114.