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305. District 8 in Budapest - Daniel Rádai

Season 3, Ep. 305

Daniel Rádai (chief urban planner - vice mayor, Budapest District 8 - Józsefváros, Budapest, Hungary)


What happens when plenty of citizens wake up one day realizing that the place they call home could be just so much different. Moreover, out of surprise a couple of young, eager urbanists get a chance to launch a new direction. Yet, pandemic hits, finances turn scarce, and demands are high while the voice of the motorist lobby is loud. A societal conflict is rising.

Two years ago Budapest District 8 turned the tide to reclaim spaces for people like no other administration in the city before. With some brave moves by the Budapest Municipality, they try to show an alternative approach to city-making in the CEE region.

Inspired by our friends in Barcelona, Milano, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels, Lisbon, and Co it is time to gear further up and bring the city even closer to its people on a level never experienced before. 


Link to projects that we are talking about https://jozsefvaros.hu/otthon/varosfejlesztes/


In collaboration with Placemaking Europe


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