Győr

Growing traffic, loss of farmlands to grey infrastructure, increasing waste production and air quality concerns due to waste incineration are some of the challenges facing the city, which is still carrying some of the legacy from the socialist era in the form of inefficient energy use in older buildings, among others. Recently Győr has embarked on an ambitious ’smart city’ program in collaboration with some of the large utility companies. Focused mainly on the energy sector and hard infrastructure, engaged local government and universities, there is a need and opportunity to expand the smart concept to the city’s natural assets by taking stock, assessing and tackling problems and capitalizing on the strengths in its natural environment.

Country: 
Hungary
Total population (2011): 
130308
Size: 
City
Urban Audit code 2011: 
HU007C1
Share of green urban areas and forests (2012): 
19.80% of land area
Population without green urban areas in their neighbourhood (% of total population): 
5.40% of total population
Unemployment; Mean/Average 2008-2015&Proxies (PL,RO, SI, CY): 
5.70