- Viktor VARJÚ: Foreword
Viktor VARJÚ, Cecília MEZEI, Csaba VÉR
- Local resource-based development potential as reflected in waste management/circularity transition: Governance barriers in Hungary
Waste as alocal resource is adevelopment opportunity for resource owners as waste may act as afoundation for bottom-up development at local levels. This paper presents the most impor-tant governance challenges that hamper aparadigmatic change in resource efficiency, atransition to-wards circular economy in the case of Pécs (Hungary). In recent years waste management infrastruc-ture has evolved to provide resource potentials for recycling and reuse, this is afirst step towards a (circularity) transition, however, the centralisation of power is hampering local transitions. The article concludes by arguing that in Pécs (Hungary), the transition towards alocal resource-based development is impeded by amyriad of legal, institutional and administrative obstacles created by recent efforts towards institutionalisation.