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Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (UTPS)

Climate change and the need to create an inclusive, healthier, and sustainable environment enforce the need for systematic and institutional changes in the modern urban planning context

Strategic Domain:
Local Governance and Municipal Service
Themes:
Local Governance and Municipal Services
Status:
Ongoing
Strategic partner:
Matica BH, Municipalities of Stari Grad, Center, Novo Sarajevo and Novi Grad, City of East Sarajevo, University, City of Sarajevo, Government of Sarajevo Canton
Project implemented in:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cantons:
Sarajevo Canton
Municipalities (1):
Grad Sarajevo

The four-year Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (2021-2025) aims to support the modernisation of the integrated urban planning system in Sarajevo Canton, and the creation of better conditions for sustainable climate resilient socio-economic.

The project is funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). This project initiative corresponds with Switzerland's foreign policy strategy (2020-2023). It is a part of Switzerland's traditional support for the transition of BiH to a socially inclusive market economy, decentralised political system, and European integrations.

The overall goal of the new Swiss Cooperation Program for BH (2021-2024) is that all citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina actively engage in shaping the government policies created through an inclusive, active approach. Citizens should influence public policies and achieve more significant benefits from public services. The approach is especially applicable in creating an urban environment and living in cities.

Also, the SECO’s Infrastructure Financing Division (WEIN) has a long tradition of working in urban areas, aiming to strengthen urban and economic infrastructure.