Municipality of Wrocław
Strategy and City Development Department
Plac Nowy Targ 1-8
Wrocław PL-50141

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Łukasz Medeksza
Strategy and City Development Department

About Wrocław

The Wrocław Metropolitan Area (WMA) is located in south-western Poland in Lower Silesian Voivodship near the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. Depending on delimitation it covers an area of ​​up to 44 communes and 9 counties with an area of ​​approx. 5000 km2 inhabited by 1.24 million people. WMA is not a formally defined area. The boundaries differ depending on the action for which they were set out. It more or less overlaps with the statistical region according to the EU NUTS3 classification (PL514, PL518). The WMA spatial structure consists of the core city of Wrocław (643 000 inhabitants) and its external zone. The external zone includes the close area of ​​Wrocław's suburbanization, the ring of satellite cities about 30 km away from it and the further ring of the villages and towns. The regular central and radial spatial arrangement of the agglomeration determines its functioning. Wrocław was ranked in the top 25 overall locations in the Global Cities of the Future ranking 2021/22 (fDi report) and awarded the top overall city in the Mid/Small Cities category. Poland is upholding its reputation of having a well-educated workforce, coupled with good cost effectiveness.

Major projects

  • AI Artificial Intelligence
    AI is one of the strategic directions of Wrocław’s development. The city wants not only to implement these solutions but also to design them. These efforts have already been noticed. The authorities of Wrocław, domestic companies and start-ups as well as branches of large international corporations focus on solutions based on artificial intelligence. They want Wrocław Metropolitan Area to become a technological hub. Lower Silesia has many features that could turn it into a “European Silicon Valley” within a few years: a great international location, perfectly educated young employees, low labour costs compared to Western Europe, research facilities and international contacts.The new technology industry is also now one of the main pillars of the city’s development. It is estimated that thirty-six thousand people work in the Wrocław IT industry today.
    This is a summary of the series of seminars with the participation of Polish and foreign speakers organized by the Wrocław City Hall in cooperation with PwC and the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency during the period from February 2020 to February 2021.
    Download the report – EN (PDF 1.2 mb)
    Download the report – PL (PDF 1.2 mb)
    Download the report – DE (PDF 1.2 mb)

  • Strategy 2050
    The city of Wrocław started to create its development strategy by 2050. Thinking ahead to such a distant future (30 years) requires the use of special tools. One of them are scenarios for the development of Wrocław, which we have obtained using the foresight method. It can be a fascinating reading that will take the reader into the distant future. However, it should be bear in mind that this is not a forecast of events, but a possible scenario, the aim of which is to stimulate the imagination of people designing the future of cities. The review concerns Wrocław, but every European will find something for themselves. Eventually, the context and trends, in which our future will be shaped, is common.

    Here you will find scenarios in 3 language versions
    Polish (PDF 850kb)
    German (PDF 850kb)
    English (PDF 850kb)