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This is the only city in Bosnia and Herzegovina which didn't fell under the influence of nationalism during the nineties, nor it has today!

The mayor of the city said that the greatest problem this city has is air pollution, especially during winter

On the occasion of recording a radio show called "City", the mayor of Tuzla, Jasmin Imamovic, was visited by Dan Halemar, editor of Swedish Architecture Journal and Håkan Fors, a history professor of urban planning at the University of Stockholm.

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Visiting cities in Scandinavia, Europe and the world they examine the physical and mental changes in relation to urban politics and economics. Talk show includes local experts, academics, activists and architects of each city, and the production is trying to portray the essence of the city or urban predominant topic.

During the talks, Mayor Imamovic spoke about various developments of Tuzla that the city followed throughout history, especially after the war, that is. The period during which the city became more beautiful and according to all relevant indicators, more comfortable living environment for citizens, rather than what it was earlier.

Mayor Imamovic spoke about the use of natural resources that the city directed towards new directions of development, which led to the creation of new jobs, new investments, an increase in the number of employees, preserving existing jobs, a completely new identity of the city, the historical difficulties that the city faces, and on what are the risks and opportunities that are facing the city in the future.

Foto: Wikipedia/flickr/Little Green Dragon

Foto: Wikipedia/flickr/Little Green Dragon

The mayor of the city said that the greatest problem this city has is air pollution, especially during winter. When asked about future prospects for the development of the city, the mayor talked about the possibilities of developing medical, recreational and congress tourism, as well as the further development of the economy based on the development of new technologies.

As a reason for the visit, the guests from Sweden noted the perspective from which the Swedish public have always watched Tuzla, as the only city in Bosnia in the early nineties, and also today, that has not fallen under the influence of nationalist rhetoric.

Foto: Wikipedia/flickr/Little Green Dragon

Foto: Wikipedia/flickr/Little Green Dragon

Swedish radio talk show CITY combines architectural and urban studies, field visits, historical research and popular culture in a discussion about cities and urbanism today.

Show City was aired in 82 episodes in the winter of 2013, has about 12,000 listeners per episode and about 800,000 downloads. Broadcast in Swedish, and funded by the Swedish Association of Architects.

(Telegraf.co.uk / byka.com)

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