Design Guides for Urban Municipalities aims to provide support in forming the settlement’s facade and cityscape. It builds on the local specificities and supports to preserve the original cityscape.

Our colleagues from the Urban and Regional Development Office of HÉTFA prepared Design Guides for Urban Municipalities for four Hungarian cities with different characteristics (Keszthely, Hévíz, Oroszlány and Gyöngyös). These documents describe the natural and built values of settlements in details and formulate suggestions for the future buildings. Recommendations and examples assist the construction projects and city development decisions. It is also important intention of these guides to strengthen the local identities.