Division for Urban and Regional Development


The main goal of the Division for Urban and Regional Development is to support local and regional actors, from concept to implementation. Our activities range from consultancy through strategy development to scientific research. Our team of experts come from different disciplines, such as geography, sociology, economy, architecture and landscape architecture, having experience from public administration and academy as well.

Main Activities

The Division’s activities cover a wide spectrum of the urban and regional development. It includes expertise with strategic preparation and planning (baselines studies, desk research, action plans, etc.), feasibility studies and impact assessments, to name a few.

Our projects have included the fields of green and brownfield development, tourism, economic and cultural strategy-making and urban sustainability as well.

We consider a special focus on social engagement, the creation of possibilities and frameworks of common thinking, the empowerment of local communities and the strengthening of local economies, to be our main strengths.  Besides, our further values are such as an emphasis on positive externalities, a contribution to increasing the resistance to climate change and reducing the impact of heat, promoting water retention and keeping overall sustainability from a social, economic and environmental point of view as well.

Projects and partners

  • ESPON LAKES (w/ Spatial Foresight)
  • ESPON COVID (w/ EM Normandie International Business School)
  • A development strategy of Budapest, looking forward to 2030 (for the Centre for Priority Governmental Developments)
  • Compiling the winning bid for the Veszprém-Balaton Region’s European Capital of Culture 2023 application (for the Municipality of Veszprém)


For further information, please contact info@hetfa.hu.