Green Talents Report published
Dr. Attila Tóth recently published a report on his Green Talents Research Stay. In 2017 he was one of the 25 Green Talents awardees out of 21 different countries. From June to September 2018, he stayed at the Institute of Landscape Architecture, joined its research team and worked on the topic "Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation in Cities and City Regions of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany".
The aim of Attila Tóth's Green Talents Research Stay was to study the implementation of the EU Green Infrastructure Strategy at the regional and city level in the process of a sustainable and climate-smart urban development. The main research question was “How the European Green Infrastructure Strategy has been adopted by, integrated into and implemented through landscape and urban planning in North Rhine-Westphalia?” The goal was to conduct a complex analysis of landscape and urban planning at the regional and municipal level. The research has been conducted on a case study basis, while cities, regions and their planning systems and tools have served as research samples.
From this perspective, the German federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia represents a progressive example of green infrastructure implementation and its integration into sustainable development of urban communities and ecosystems. Furthermore, the results have proven that a sustainable urban development can be strongly supported by a balanced and interlinked combination of formal and informal planning.
Text: Excerpts from A. Tóth's Green Talents Research Stay Report