Description and evaluation of Hungarian eco-villages is compiled in a thesis at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest). Beáta Hári, student of ELTE Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences chose a very interesting and relevant topic for her thesis. She studied all the Hungarian eco-villages from the aspect of applied sustainability and regional development.
Her comprehensive work obtains an insight into the very functioning of these eco-villages and everyday life of their inhabitants.
She laid down three major conditions required for a well functioning and long-term sustainable eco-village:
– Ecological sustainability
– Social sustainability
– Economic sustainability
According to her research, at present there are two eco-villages in Hungary that meet these requirements. One of them is Visnyeszéplak and the other is Krishna Valley.
(The thesis is only available in Hungarian.)