Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage


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Sarajevo, ex- Yugoslavian city and current capital of the State and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, stretches along the Miljacka River in the heart of Southeastern Europe and the Balkans, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and nestled within the greater Sarajevo valley. Sarajevo represents the paradigm of a fragmented city made of overlapped layers of history, where the possibility of reconstruction of a collective memory” — and its inclusion in urban space — is an important and controversial issue. The several transitions experienced by the city, together with its recent transformations — also related to the European Youth Olympic Festival that it will be hosting in 2017 — make it an outstanding example in the relationship between regeneration and remembrance. Credit : Enrico Fontanari et al. (dir.), Global Report Culture and Sustainable Urban Development: Regional Report on Urban Conservation and Regeneration in Europe, UNESCO and IUAV, 2015, Annexes 1 p. 96-105.