BURST stands for 'Bright URban Solutions Team' and has been brought to life by a team of senior experts from the Netherlands, Hungary and Slovenia. The basis of our joint cooperation is a common approach on how to address urban challenges of the 21st century. In order to generate genuine change across an entire urban system, we design progressive, holistic solutions.

You're running a city, an organization, an insitute or maybe an NGO. There's a myriad of duties to fulfill on a daily basis, yet you still have a vision for the future despite deficient resources - that's why you're here. 

 

You probably need strategic advisory support or maybe a team of operative experts. Also, a Europe-wide live network ready to team up and share their knowledge with you is essential. And surely you need guidance in getting the grants for your vision.

Well, you came to the right place. Welcome to BURST!

 

We're happy and honoured to help as we believe our impressive track record will ensure your success.

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for urban development

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ENTER

BURST

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WELCOME

 
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PROOF

FUTURE

CITIES

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OUR VISION

In order for real change to take place in your city with profound influence on urban life, partnering up intensively with your local communities is essential. Successful mapping, anticipation, planning and sustainable implementation of any change begins and ends with the people involved.

 

The key to make your city ready for the future is to find the capacity to involve citizens and to integrate all policy sectors into the process. The more interaction there is between actors, the more precisely the needs of citizens are embedded into urban development plans and all related implementation strategies.

In order for cities to become future-proof, their residents must be inticed to become forerunners in terms of responsible living, meaningful social connectivity and productive sharing of information. 

At least that's what we believe in!

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TEAM

MEET THE

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LET'S DO IT

Our international team is composed of senior experts with profound knowledge and hands on experience in multiple urban policy sectors. They are specialised in stimulating urban transformation processes in various areas:

HEN GERRITSE

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Innovative participatory and multi-level governance and management models linked to local economic development, creative industries, cultural heritage and demographic change in particular.

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PETER SZUPPINGER

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air quality, waste and circular economy, industrial emissions, eco-innovation, sustainable consumption, green innovation, green energy

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EDIT KONOK

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Specialized in delivering cultural heritage, hospitality and tourism related expert work for both public and private clients.

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TWAN DEBRUIJN

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Urban regeneration, smarter use and design of public open spaces to improve the quality of life and health of the citizens; FUA centred economic development for transition areas.

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PETRA HOROGH

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Community-led housing, architecture, urban design and development, transnational EU funded project management, BURST Magazine

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FERENC SZIGETI

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Social innovation, youth empowerment, social business and investment, social value & impact, community resilience and promotion of smart methods for more efficient social services.

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TADEJ ZURMAN

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Sustainability, climate resilience and circular economy, green economy.

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BRAIN

BURST

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EXPERTISE

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A CASE STUDY

UPSURGE

Learn more about our involvement in the project

  • Policy and data analyses 

  • Developing urban development strategies

  • Developing action-  and implementation plans

  • Organising and moderating public engagement processes

  • Organising co-creating and creative thinking processes tailor made to the specific needs of a city

  • Advising on business models and smart financial engineering

 

BURST experts provide advocacy, research and policy support to local communities, cities and EU actors on community engagement, urban transformation, local economic development and social innovation.

We have worked at various levels of government from cities to regions, governments in many European countries as well as EU institutions.

We have successfully supported various cities across Europe, including

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Loule (PT)

Heerlen, Breda, Enschede, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Tilburg, Parsktad (NL)

Medway County Council (UK)

Trento, Ravenna (IT)

Budapest, Sopron, Szeged, Debrecen, Nagykanizsa, Szombathely, Eger (HU)

Maribor, Ljubljana (SI)

Ostrava (CZ)

Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown (IE)

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Beyond cities, we have advised regional and national authorities such as

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Limburg, North Brabant Province (NL)

 

Hungarian Statistical Office, National Academy of Science, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy (HU)

 

National Academy of Science, Potenza Province (IT)

Finally, we have provided thematic expertise to URBACT, INTERACT, Interreg Programmes, the European Parliament, European Commission - DG Region.