The Municipality of Budapest in wide cooperation with its public authority (district, neighboring municipal, county, regional, national governmental and European), residential and private economic partners – in order to satisfy the present and near future social demands – wants to achieve the economically feasible and on a long term sustainable increase of its overall attractiveness so that the evolved state could preserve the natural values of the city as much as possible. Besides the actuation of the much more environment- and energy conscious infrastructure, according to the state in 2005 it can reduce the greenhouse-gas emission of Budapest by 21% or even more significantly by 2020.
Over the next twenty years, Budapest has the potential to become one of the world’s model cities in terms of its economic performance and innovation, the state and cultural achievements of its built and natural environment, and the opportunities provided for its inhabitants.
The city must devote particular attention to the interests of its people and provide them with ever greater space and opportunities to prosper. For this reason, the Budapest 2030 Long-Term Urban Development Concept aims to enable the capital city to react to the challenges of the coming decades in a well-prepared, intelligent and decisive manner. To this end, it is essential that the municipal leaders, the stakeholders of the city’s economic, cultural and social life, and the residents all regard Budapest’s future as their common cause and responsibility.
Source : Covenant of Mayors / 2030 long-term urban development concept
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