About 

Population - 275,000 (city), 643,000 (metro area)

Sarajevo lies within the greater Sarajevo valley of Bosnia, it is surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and situated along the Miljacka River.

The city’s economy is a mix of manufacturing, administration and tourism.

The city contains a colourful centre with an eclectic collection of architecture and rich modern history.

Connecting Nature Partner – Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (SERDA)

Contact: Asmir Kosovac - asmir@serda.ba

Challenges 

Poor quality of the river.

Urban poverty.

Vision 

Healthy multifunctional green spaces.

Green focused local businesses.

Timeline: 

5 years’ time

Clean drinking water.

Public green areas with a mix of wilderness and human managed zones (like allotment gardens). 

Better understanding of flooding challenges.

Healthier conditions for collaboration within the city.

 

10 years’ time

Seriously reduced pollution from vehicles.

The river water is clean enough to swim in.