Regional Level of Sustainability – Two Hungarian Case Studies


  • János Szlávik
  • Hajnalka Csáfor
  • Tekla Sebestyén Szép

    assistant lecturer, PhD


The basic aim of sustainable spatial development is to develop and achieve a program which is based on the principle of sustainable development with the active collaboration of local governments and the support of the population. In our paper we present the main criteria of sustainable spatial development and we examine the main requirements created by the European Union for spatial planning. In our publication we discuss the presence of aspects of sustainability in the spatial development frameworks of the Heves and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén Counties. We highlight the main similarities and differences between these two approaches.


spatial development, sustainability, social awareness, Heves County, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, Hungary

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How to Cite

Szlávik, J., Csáfor, H., Sebestyén Szép, T. (2016) “Regional Level of Sustainability – Two Hungarian Case Studies”, Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences, 24(2), pp. 136–148.