The webinar addresses the theoretical, methodical, and practical issues related to the development of small towns and neighbouring countryside. Small towns play a very important role in spatial structure by performing numerous significant developmental functions for rural areas. At the local scale, they act as engines for economic growth of rural regions and as a link in the system of connections between large urban centres and the countryside. The webinar addresses the role of small towns in the local development of regions in countries with different levels of development and economic systems, the functional structure of small towns, relations between small towns and rural areas, and the challenges of spatial planning in the context of shaping the development of small towns.
Lecturer: Prof. Jerzy Bański
József Lennert, CERS IRS
Réka Horeczki, CERS IRS
Moderator: Péter Balogh, CERS IRS – ELTE
Date: 23 March 2023, 11:00