Jerzy J. Parysek

Prof.dr.hab. Jerzy J. Parysek

Adam Mickiewicz University
Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management Jerzy Parysek
Research Unit: Physical Planning
Dziegielowa 27
PL 61-680 Poznan
Tel. +48 61 8296153
Fax +48 61 8296127
E-mail: parys @


Prof. dr hab. Jerzy J. Parysek is vice-director of the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, and head of the Spatial Planning Research Unit. PhD (1973) and post-doctoral dissertation (habilitacja, 1982) in Geosciences at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Full professor since 1993. Member of the Committee of Geographical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


His professional experience includes not only academic teaching and research but also 10 years of work in institutions of regional planning (1964-1974).

His main research areas are: regional and local development and planning, methodology of regional analysis, urban development and processes of urbanisation and metropolitanisation (more than 250 papers/ publications).

He was one of the initiators and principal participants of the Tempus-Phare project on “Modern management of urban development”. In 2005 he completed a 3-year research project of the Polish Committee for Scientific Research “Conditions of the development and structural transformation of Polish cities at the turn of 20th and 21st centuries” (a book published in 2005). For many years he has been collaborating with the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Monitoring Cities of Tomorrow. He is also a founder-member of the Wielkopolska Association of Education and Local Government Studies.