Łódź on the move

Łódź on the move

Originally published with the August/September edition of fDi Magazine and in association with the City of Łódź and the European Regional Development Fund.

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How Łódź came back from the brink

The central Polish city of Łódź faced ruin when the textile industry on which it was built collapsed. Almost 30 years later, it is a thriving destination that has found a way to turn its once-crumbling industrial landscape into a cradle of academic achievement and advanced manufacturing. Natasha Turak reports.

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Łódź mayor looks to continue on path to prosperity

The mayor of Łódź, Hanna Zdanowska, tells Natasha Turak about the Polish city's decade-long turnaround, what its advantages are over Warsaw, and why she hopes that Poland's future remains within the EU.

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Łódź puts Expo 2022 bid at centre of ambition redevelopment

Łódź is in the process of undergoing a dramatic urban renewal, which has seen a new train station built and its city centre overhauled. However, its ambitions go even further, writes Natasha Turak, with the Polish city bidding to host Expo 2022.


Łódź University of Technology’s industrial thinking

Łódź University of Technology’s International Faculty of Engineering is boosting graduate employability by teaching in English and French and bringing corporate sponsors on board, among a number of innovations aimed at giving its students an edge in the workplace. Natasha Turak reports.

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Łódź Special Economic Zone aims to innovate and diversify

The award-winning status of Łódź’s Special Economic Zone is the result of close collaboration with academia and a programme of proactive self-promotion, as Natsha Turak finds out.

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