Metropolis. Genius loci historic metrololitan cores and pan-European corridor

Bogusław Podhalański


Metropolises can be analyzed from numerous points of view. Miller’s Law allows us to analyze them in the context of their behavior as complex organisms, as the fruit of the process of globalization. Their layout over the space of the world is subjected to Zipf’s Law. The subject of this article is a fragment of this spatial layout, a latitudinal transportation corridor ‒ the Polish section of the A-4 route from Germany to Ukraine. The Author searches for the genius loci of the metropolises that are situated along this corridor, for the elements that allow their inhabitants to identify themselves with a given metropolis.

Słowa kluczowe: metropolis, pan-European corridor, genius loci