Showing posts with label Mostar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mostar. Show all posts

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Forum for Alternative Belfast 2011 Summer School: Lessons from Mostar (Part 4 of 4)

As part of Forum for Alternative Belfast's 2011 summer school week Senada Demirovic Habibija spoke about post-conflict Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Senada is currently the Senior Advisor for Urban Planning with the City of Mostar. Mostar is located to the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Neretva River and is the largest city in the Herzegovina Region.

Urban Development of Mostar

Senada began her presentation with a brief overview of the city’s history which shed light on how the old town area came to become such a rich multicultural cluster of architectural features.

The city of Mostar can trace its roots back to the Roman period with evidence found during archaeological digs. The medieval period is less well documented and little is known of this period in the city’s history. It wasn’t until the Ottoman period that Mostar began to grow considerably as an urban settlement in the 15th and 16th century.

Panorama of Mostar in 2006.