URBforDAN - Inauguration ceremony in Budapest


Nature trail opened by the Mayor of Budapest


The new URBforDAN nature trail  in the Szép Valley was inaugurated by Gergely Karácsony, Lord Mayor of Budapest, Gergely Őrsi, Mayor of the 2nd District and András Zakar, General Director of the FŐKERT Municipal Horticultural Company. The opening marks an important milestone in the project for the Budapest team!

In his speech Lord Mayor, Karácsony told that ,city’ and ,forest’ are considered to be completely separate things. However we have to learn that they belong together.

The local mayor, Gergely Őrsi emphasized that now we give back to the nature some neglected areas and at the same time the Szép Valley becomes an outstanding location for recreation and environmental education.


Budapest URBforDAN Movie Published


The media interest in  the event was quite remarkable. After the official ceremony, as an integral part of the event György Gadó, nature conservation officer of the Municipality guided the Lord Mayor, the guests and the journalists along the 1,3 km long nature trail. The participants really appreciated the new equipments in the forest and they could also talk about  further plans in the project area. Right after the event the Budapest URBforDAN team also published their national URBforDAN video about the project. Strongly recommended, please have a look here:


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