Katowice – part of the MAUS strategy

The Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia, established in June 2007, formed by 14 cities including Katowice and inhabited by 1,9 mln citizens, adopted last month a common development strategy for the cities comprising the union. All the document’s constitutions have to be realized until 2025. The main goals of union as a whole are to include: improvement in managing the agglomeration, strengthening its economic muscle and increased competitive standing of the constituent cities of the MAUS, and also the coordination of public relations and promoting the constituent cities. Except that, each of the corporate cities has own key tasks to manage and bring to a close.

Katowice, as the biggest city of the union, its capital, as well as the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship, undertakes to realize following developments as a crucial for expansion of the union:

Area of activity – economy, culture, education
– development of the new seat of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
– development of the International Convention Center
– modernization of the “Spodek” Arena
– development of the Computer Science Center (University of Economics)
– development of the Research and Cultural Instytute (Academy of Fine Arts)
– modernization of the Upper Silesian Culture Center
– development of the Scientific Information Center and Academic Library (joint venture of University of Silesia and University of Economics)
– development of the new seat of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Radio and Television Faculty (University of Silesia)
Area of activity – transport
– development of the International Junction Station: redevelopment of the Railway Station and development of the Bus Station (in coopetation with a private investor)
– development of the railway connection to the “Pyrzowice” International Airport
– development of the Katowice’s west ring road
Area of activity – housing conditions and welfare services
redevelopment of the City Center

Supplementary tasks:
Area of activity – economy, culture, education

– development of the Technologic Park (in coopetation with a private investor)
– development of the Universtity Campus with the sport and cultural base
– development of the Theater of Opera and Ballet
– development of the Silesian Museum (Silesian Museum)
– development of the “Euro-Centrum” Science and Technology Park (Euro-Centrum Sp. z o.o.)
Area of activity – transport
– extension of the “Muchowiec” City Airport
– modernization of the “E30” Zabrze-Katowice-Kraków railway line (PKP PLK S.A.)
– redevelopment of the “E65” Katowice-Sosnowiec-Zawiercie railway line (PKP PLK S.A.)
– redevelopment of the “E65/C-E65” Katowice-Czechowice Dziedzice-Zebrzydowice railway line (PKP PLK S.A.)
Area of activity – housing conditions and welfare services
– development of the Water Park (in coopetation with a private investor)
– redevelopment of the “GKS Katowice” Stadium