The Role of Trust in Spatial Planning Processes: The Case of Poland

  • Agnieszka Chrisidu-Budnik
  • Jerzy Korczak


Trust in a public administration results largely from the assumption that the activity of public authorities is effective. The gaining of trust by public authorities is highly correlated with the rule of law. In fact, implementation of these rules by the administration is an essential part of building and maintaining trust in public authorities. It is extremely important in situations with a conflict of interest (public interest versus private interest). The purpose of this chapter is to present trust as a vital instrument that enables collaboration between different parties engaged in complex planning processes. The complexity results from a growing number of participants involved in the planning process, and the unpredictability and uncertainty that are inherent in the future-oriented character of spatial planning.


Law Spatial planning Conflicts of interests Public interest Private interest 


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  • Agnieszka Chrisidu-Budnik
    • 1
  • Jerzy Korczak
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WroclawWrocławPoland

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