Urban Planner and Sociologist. Member of the Prize’s Board of Experts (2022 and 2024)
Levente Polyak is a urban planner, researcher, community advocate and policy adviser. He has worked on urban regeneration programmes for the New York, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Budapest municipalities. He taught at MOME and BME (Budapest), and also at TU Wien. He was visiting fellow at Columbia University and the ENSA Paris-Malaquais and holds a PhD in Sociology from the Central European University.
He is member of KÉK (Budapest) and editor of the Cooperative City magazine that maps good practices and innovative policies across Europe. With his organisation Eutropian Research & Action (Vienna-Rome-Budapest), specialised on urban regeneration, community participation, civic economy and social innovation, he supports public administrations and citizen initiatives of various sizes and geographic locations across Europe in creating new partnerships, cooperation processes, spatial development projects and new governance models.
Last updated: January 2022