Posts Tagged ‘Hungary’

“Radical acts of kindness” – volunteering against poverty

Malnutrition and poverty is a global phenomenon, and affects European cities even today. In Hungary – a relatively prosperous country in global terms – many people still suffer from poverty. Malnutrition in cities, and even starvation in certain rural areas, are not rare. Statistics show that more than 40% of Hungary’s population lives in a [...]

By Mátyás Sain, on September 14th, 2017 at 10:41

Governing Large Cities after the Financial Crisis

Growing democracy deficit and quickly shrinking public budgets : European cities react very differently on these circumstances. Many look for innovations and show more flexibility towards population claims, in some others progressive new mayors are elected, while some even strengthen authoritarian policies. With over 700 participants, plenary discussions and 19 parallel tracks the AESOP’2015 Congress [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on October 22nd, 2015 at 21:20

Smart Cities in Hungary: Comments on Some Recent Experiences

The term „smart city” is definitely becoming more and more often used in Hungary when urban development or city management is concerned. Here we are commenting on some of the recent ‘smart city’ initiatives in Hungary.

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on August 26th, 2015 at 16:11

Urban News from Hungary: Okotarsulas, a Community Supported Agriculture Experience

A number of models for community supported agriculture are known in the world. In the most cases they represent a kind of contractual relationship between one or more producers and a group of consumers. In order to obtain food from reliable sources typically more buyers jointly find producers they trust and who undertake to provide [...]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on September 12th, 2014 at 16:11

Cities in crisis – Report from Hungary

In autumn 2008 the world was shocked by a financial crisis which has affected the economy. Cities, as focal points of socio-economic processes have experienced the consequences in a concentrated way. Though information on the real effects is scarce, it has been on the agenda of events and conferences to better understand the impacts and [...]

By URBACT, on April 27th, 2010 at 16:37