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.
for urban development
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!
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:
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 for various levels of government from cities to regions in many European countries as well as EU institutions.
We have successfully supported various cities across Europe, including
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)
Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown (IE)
Beyond cities, we have advised regional and national authorities such as
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.