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On Foot in the City – Public Life Pushed Back to the Sidewalks

Walking is the default means of human motion and transport. For millennia in urban history public life happened on the streets, on squares, in local places, and using these spaces freely and in their entirety was self-evident. It was twentieth-century modernism that turned public spaces, these “living rooms” of the city ideal for walking, strolling, and gathering, into corridors for public transport and parking lots. By micromobilty expert Ákos Bereczky.

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Redressed: Brief History of Hungarian Window Display Dressing

The window display is an exhibition: An interesting, sometimes bizarre, sometimes harmonious arrangement of all sorts of objects, that draws our attention: as the Hungarian saying goes, “All for the eyes, but nothing for the hands.” Shop windows sometimes lure us with an air of abundance, sometimes, they are ashamed testimonies of scarcity. We either take pleasure in looking at them or are appalled at their sight. There are just so many different ways to dress a window.

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A Little Amsterdam on the Great Hungarian Plain: The Untold Success Story of the People Cycling in the Hungarian Countryside

In the minds of most Hungarians, cycling is associated with the Netherlands or Denmark. In fact, it has a long tradition in Hungary, too, and—thanks to the cyclists of the countryside—Hungary is one of the top bicycle-riding countries in the EU. In the Southern Great Plain region, every third adult uses a bicycle for transportation. Written by Ákos Bereczky, micromobilty expert.

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