How maritime transport influences growth locally and regionally – cities’ and ports’ hand in hand development and potential
Marcin Wołek, PhD, is a professor at the University of Gdansk (UG), Faculty of Economics. In his scientific work, he deals with sustainable urban mobility, rail transport, transport market analyses and urban development. He has managed numerous European projects at the UG.
Since 1998 he has been a councillor of the City of Gdynia (currently vice-chairman), dealing with the issues of self-government finance, development strategy and urban mobility with a particular focus on electric transport. In 2005-2008, he was the chairman of the Transport Commission of the Union of Baltic Cities. He is the main author-coordinator of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Gdynia adopted in 2016. He is also co-author of the concept of the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway, the first stage of which was completed in 2015.
As an independent consultant in rail transport, sustainable urban mobility and local government development strategies, he works with companies and public institutions in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine.
He is a member of the Scientific Council of the ProKolej Foundation and the Association of Rail Transport Experts and Managers.