Hegyvidék is located in the hilly part of the Buda side of the capital. The population is 58,322 and the total area is 26.67 km2. On account of its extensive, forests and richness in green, the district serves as the ‘lung of the city’. The administrative area of the district can be divided into three zones: a densely built-up inner-city zone, a sparsely built-up suburban zone, and a forest area.
Main environmental challenges faced by the city
The green space per capita in the municipality with 170 m2 is by far above the European average (18,2 m²) Due to this and the lack of resources, maintenance and replacement of trees are a challenging task Urban forests are exposed to significant tourist pressure. In the busiest inner-city zone, there are high levels of noise and concentration of air pollutants. The urban heat island effect is also pronounced. In some of the streets, the specific location of utilities hinders tree planting. The municipality lacks experience in community involvement techniques and participatory planning.
NBS implemented or planned
They set up an urban meadow in the district. By treating the lawn in a nature-friendly way, we restore the vegetation, increase its species stock, and with it the population of pollinating and other insects and songbirds that feed on them. They asked waterworks to reduce the usual 5 mowing per year in their area for pollinating insects.