The global crisis and recession created a new situation for urban financing. Severe changes in economic and financial conditions extorted the revision of existing public policies. Under the worsening financial conditions, the traditional functioning of cities collapsed – writes MRI director Iván Tosics in the special issue of Urbanisme, focusing on the URBACT programme.
Hanna Szemző, managing director of Metropolitan Research Institute gave a presentation at the launch event for a new report by the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) titled ‘The energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The business case for higher ambition’ in Bucharest on the 21 of March 2019.
József Hegedüs, Eszter Somogyi and Nóra Teller assessed housing market trends and indicators for the 2019 Social Report. The volume takes a look at Hungary’s key social and socio-economic phenomena in nineteen studies. MRI’s researchers compare housing regimes and periods before and after the global crisis – and find the reemergence of some pre-crisis issues.
Tárki, one of Hungary’s most renowned social research institutes, has been publishing its edited Social Reports biannually since 1990. The issues take broad overviews of well-being and progress in Hungarian society, and aim to contribute to evidence based decision making. The Reports collect the analyses of outstanding social scientists, and have gained outstanding reputation over time, cited by media, public administration and academia in and outside of Hungary.
The present volume, whose English version was made available to the public on 5 February 2019, takes a look at social and demographic indicators and questions of social mobility. A number of essays focus specifically on vulnerable groups, and on evolving values and attitudes. The chapter on housing, authored by lead MRI experts, is featured in the part on non-material well-being.
The full Social Report 2019 is available for download through the website of TÁRKI. On this website, previous English editions are also available. The 2019 edition was funded by the State Secretariat for Social Affairs and Social Inclusion at the Ministry of Human