A one-day international symposium under the title „Reactivate Sarajevo“ started this morning at the City Hall. Deputy Mayor Abdulah Skaka opened the Symposium on behalf of the host and honorary sponsor, City of Sarajevo, wishing all the best in their work to the participants of the Symposium which gathered local and international experts from the fields of architecture, urbanism and culture. „We are gathered in one of the most beautiful and impressive buildings in Sarajevo. This architectural and historic landmark of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital was once again opened to public in 2014, after 18 years of reconstruction, and has since become one of the greatest tourist attractions in Sarajevo” stressed Skaka.
Deputy Mayor acquainted those present with one other symbol of the city of Sarajevo – Trebević Cable Car, which has a symbolic, touristic and infrastructural importance for Sarajevo as the capital city.
Several round tables will be held within the framework of the Symposium, the topics under discussion will include urban infrastructure for sustainable urban development, potentials and challenges cities face relating to urban planning, as well as cultural management for rehabilitation of cities.
The Symposium organizers are Urban Think Tank and the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (ETH) from Zürich in cooperation with international and local partners (faculties, museums, foundations).
This important gathering of architects and town planners was supported by the City of Sarajevo, and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Swiss (SECO) State Secretariat for Economic Affairs through the mediation of the Swiss Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina.