City in Transition
The Wekerle estate in the southeast of Budapest has been part of the worldwide Transition Town Network for several years, which addresses the global challenges of the climate emergency and develops practices for local production as well as re-use. Alternative energy concepts are developed, food sovereignty is created, sustainable construction and emission-free mobility are promoted. In Wekerle, particular emphasis is placed on community-supported agriculture, organic horticulture is promoted through courses, seeds of local vegetable varieties are traded on exchange platforms, and compost is systematically collected. The local government has recognized this approach’s potential and supports it—despite some resistance—with material and financial resources. And so, a community house has been built, a community garden laid out, and the market place redesigned.