Projekat Urbane Transformacije Sarajevo

About the UTPS and the role of ETHZ

The Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo supports the modernizing of the urban planning in the Canton of Sarajevo by proposing a digital decision making Design tool for planning the city over the next 30 years. Through its different initiatives and work, the project contributes to the revitalization of Sarajevo and to creating better conditions for a sustainable and climate-resilient economic development. 

The multifaceted project includes a recently established work and event space «Urban Design Studio Sarajevo»; a decentralized research, data collection and educational laboratory «Studio Mobil»; a Digital Twin of the whole City of Sarajevo; small-scale and prototypical architectural interventions; teaching at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the University of Sarajevo; and a recently established eCity Action Lab  that allows citizens to help map the current state of the city, its development process and their ideas for the city.

© Nadine Fankhauser, 2021. ETHZ, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design.

the UTPS actors

Presenting the different stakeholders that are involved

As a multi-stakeholder project developed between Switzerland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Sarajevo Urban Transformation Project brings together the ETHZ, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Sarajevo Canton Institute of Development and Planning, and the University of Sarajevo, among a myriad of partners at every scale.


ETH Zürich





enova AG




City of Zurich + Sarajevo

Matica BiH

the UTPS team

The people behind the institutions