Contemporary city as an organism – green city strategies

Contemporary city as an organism – green city strategies
Leila Krivosic
International University of Sarajevo,Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Abstract

The modern city is the residence of various organisams. Therefore, the city becomes an organisam that has a metabolism. This metabolism creates waste that is fatal so the city becomes both a criminal and a victim. Although quiet and shy, the idea of developing a green city began as early as the late nineteenth century; the self-sustainability of cities, viewed through the prism of today as the technology and possibilities of the modern age, is a popular topic in the last few decades. This paper looks into with the issue of green city, green urbanism a s well as self-sustainability. Demonstrated through the classification of degradation, history, vision and principles, the paper gives examples of the possibilities and achievements that a green city has.
Key words : green city, self-sustainable city, eco city, sustainable urbanization

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Corresponding Author
Leila Krivosic,
International University of Sarajevo,
Sarajevo,
Bosnia and Herzegovina,
e-mail: dleila@ius.edu.ba