The Old Town is Sarajevo's historical heart and cultural soul. Within this two-square-mile area lie many of Bosnia's most treasured places, some dating back to the 13th Century.
There are theaters, large and small, in various stages of disrepair. Owing to the immense civic importance of the arts, their reconstruction will be a high priority in any rebuilding scheme; thus, we should account for their proper integration into a reborn cultural center.
Government buildings from the Austro-Hungarian era are another treasured feature of the district, as is the area we call "The New Jerusalem." Many ornate structures therein will require extensive refurbishment; since it is imperative that this effort take place, our plan must anticipate it and effectively link these quarters with other high-traffic Old Town areas possessing potential as tourist attractions.
The pedestrian promenade--a closed-off street once packed with shops and cafes--historic Tito Park, and the outdoor market (site of a gruesome mortar attack) were formerly popular meeting spots. We intend that they regain that status.
Students working on the Old Town should be divided into teams focused on the subject matter contained in one of the three
previous paragraphs. Special consideration should be given to
mapmaking for parking and green space plans.
The Bosnia Network Home Page
Sarajevo Master Plan
The New Jerusalem
Sarajevo's Parks and Cemeteries