How an EU-funded project is transforming housing in Budapest?

The cost of housing is increasingly becoming a significant issue in all major European cities. Budapest, where BURST is based, however, is especially hard hit by the housing crisis, seeing one of the largest increases in housing prices in Europe. Meanwhile, as the yearly housing report of Habitat for Humanity Hungary highlights, there are no […]

From the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to Urban Greening Plans

How the EU is Legislating for Nature Restoration in Cities? In the last couple of years, increased attention has been paid to environmental challenges in the European Union’s agenda. Part of this is an increased focus on biodiversity and related issues, such as nature restoration. For example, the European Green Deal aims to utilise natural […]

Breaking the glass ceiling: NBS water retention is becoming a horizontal principle IN policies

Unexpected and dramatic precipitation events become everyday struggles as the effects of climate change can be felt more and more on our skin. Managing the response to this phenomenon requires multilevel and interdisciplinary effort from cities, regions, countries and transnational systems likewise. In this broad horizon, we investigated the coordination role of municipalities with regards […]

From Living Labs to Societally Conscious Manufacturing: The Case of Eindhoven

This month, we talked to Wim de Kinderen, who works for the Brussels Office of Brainport Eindhoven. This interview will cover a lot from living labs to mixing technical and social innovation, from regenerating a region through triple-helix economic initiatives to 3D printing. However, there is an underlying theme here: how economic development can be […]

Available, applicable and easily spreadable good practices for bee-friendly cities

We already talked about monitoring the environment with bees, but on a more general level, the presence of bees is an indicator for an area’s well-being and inevitable for biological diversity. In frames of the BeePathNet URBACT project in 2018-2021, the XIIth district of Budapest has been working on becoming a bee-friendly district with several […]