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Budapest is reinventing infrastructure to grow and innovate

The Danube River plays a key role in its evolution

  • April 23, 2018 10:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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Managing the city’s infrastructure, public services and their development is one of the major priorities of the city of Budapest as it continues its quest to be an engine of growth and innovation. The Hungarian capital is focusing on leveraging new technology to think differently about the way they create, plan, and experience urban life. An integral element to the success of the redevelopment was a connected lighting network that would provide a crisp, clean light to guarantee safety at night while maximising energy savings and lowering carbon emissions.

The Danube River, one of the city’s greatest assets, plays a key role in its evolution. When redeveloping the Danube riverside, the local authorities wanted to create a liveable, socially inclusive and dynamic space that people would use over and over again. A new sports and aquatic centre was built with a 1,150 metre-long bicycle path to facilitate access. This bicycle path is also a central part of the Eurovelo international bicycle network and features parking spaces for the bikes from the Bubi public bike-sharing scheme. New street furniture, trees and artistic sculptures were installed to create an inviting and enjoyable public space.

Source: CitiesToday

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