Shopping and services related travel in the hinterland of Brno: changes from the socialist period to present



Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Moravian Geographical Reports
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Earth magnetism, geography
Keywords retail and services gravity; service processes; questionnaire survey; Brno hinterland; Czech Republic
Description Shopping and services related travel represent significant aspects of the service functions of settlements and belong to basic region-forming processes. They are relatively irregular movements, and the analyses of these processes are based on data which are not available from official sources. This article presents some results from a survey on the attraction of retail and services provision, as exemplified by service processes in the hinterland of Brno City. The results from our survey contain both a time dimension in a single-model space (in terms of a comparison between current results and those from the socialist era at the end of the 1970s), and the possibility to compare various methodologies using responses from municipalities and those from local residents. Hence, this article presents an outline of selected changes in the shopping resources and shopping and services related travel in the Brno hinterland, over a period of about three decades, with some interesting methodological aspects.
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