Creating climate-adaptive gardens inside and beyond the fence – a case study of Budapest’s XVIIIth district’s way to regenerate public and private green spaces for natural water conservation

Flash floods and other extreme precipitation events are increasingly affecting municipalities across Europe, who are increasingly adopting nature-based solutions (NBS) to address the problem. This is the spirit of the XVIIIth district of Budapest, where the municipality is undertaking the UPSURGE transnational project to introduce natural water retention solutions on public land and to extend […]

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 […]

Circular water treatment in large-scale buildings – a good practice technology guide

At BURST we already started diving into the topic of sustainable water management: we brought you a material discussing comprehensive solutions to the global water crisis in theory, and also interviewed a research organisation on the palette of nature based solutions for managing water scarcity and on the prospects of using them in the public […]

Moving forward with the power of art

The above sentence is the slogan of the ForwArt project of Tilburg city, which ambitions to make art as the source of empowerment and development. Indeed, this Urban Innovative Action project offers young people growing up in the area of Tilburg Nord a better future by unfolding their talents, by widening their opportunities, and supporting […]

Act up for biodiversity – a fusion of technology and the ingenuity of bees

One year ago we introduced you to the UPSURGE project, tackling the loss of biodiversity and climate change by promoting Nature Based Solutions in urban environment. Let’s see the project’s progress after 1 year, and get acquainted with one of the partners on top of BURST: the BeeOdiversity enterprise and their work. Let’s refresh our […]

People-powered services: a new model for running social services in the 21st century

Social services are under increased pressure due to an ageing population, a pressure that is increased in times of crisis. Meanwhile, civil society and democratic participation in local communities are in decline. An innovative social service model, the so-called people-powered services aim to solve problems. Burst’s own Ferenc Szigeti, former lead expert of the Urbact […]