The master’s students of the Department of Geography and Planning participated in a field trip in Győr and the surrounding cities, led by János Balázs Kocsis, Géza Salamin, Dorottya Teveli-Horváth, Gábor Porhajas and Bálint Tóth.
On the first day of the field trip, the students took part in a professional day organised by the Győr-Moson-Sopron County Regional Group of the Hungarian Society for Urban and Spatial Planning, in contribution with the VEAB Economic, Legal and Social Sciences Committee and the Regional and Spatial Planning Working Committee. During the day, the students were given an insight into the regional situation, architecture, economy, and nature-based solutions of Győr. After the presentations, the students took part in a city walk led by János Balázs Kocsis, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Planning. During the walk, the participants of the field trip visited Győr’s most interesting urban locations including the Campus of University of Győr.
On the second day of the field trip, the students set off early to ú Kőszeg with colleagues from the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg, getting to know the city and the Institute’s work, research and local development activities. The programme continued in Szombathely, where Tibor Polgár, Managing Director of West-Pannon Nonprofit Ltd., spoke about the company’s complex cross-border developments.
On Friday, the last day of the field training, the students visited Veszprém, where Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy presented the experiences of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 (European Capital of Culture) project, with special regard to its spatial development aspects.