The cooperation between Sarajevo City Administration and Urban Think Thank Zürich (Swiss National Technology Institute) whose last successfully organized international symposium within the framework of the project “Reactivate Sarajevo” positioned the city of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the centre of the debate on the future of urban development of the cities from the wider region. The symposium was held as a follow-up to activities which included the first presentation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Biennale in Venice this year.
The Symposium was held on September 23rd, 2016 at the City Hall and the host and sponsor of the event was City of Sarajevo with the support of SECO (Swiss National Secretariat for Economic Affairs), SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation), Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Sarajevo Faculty of Architecture, Matica of Bosnia and Herzegovina and D-ARCH, ETH Zürich.
In continuation of cooperation, from 7 to 9 October, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka was on a working visit to Matica of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ETH Zürich.
At the work meeting, Skaka expressed his wish for further development of institutional connections with the aim to cooperate in the future urban and economic development of the city of Sarajevo.
The representatives of ETH Zürich at “Science City” Campus underlined that it is the most modern research institute of this type in Europe. They especially stressed the importance of field work and combination of research and its actual application in space.
The working visit ended with the tour of several urbanism, architecture and technology projects in the city of Zürich, which underwent many different spatial, social and economic changes in the last decade.
Deputy Mayor Skaka thanked the Matica of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ETH Zürich for their hospitality and said that he was looking forward to their visit to Sarajevo.