Architects' perspective on sustainability in Serbia: Establishing key topics

  • Marta Brković University Union – Nikola Tesla, Faculty of Construction Management, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Predrag Milošević University Union – Nikola Tesla, Faculty of Construction Management, Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable architecture and planning; sustainability key themes; Serbia


This article deals with the problem of sustainable architecture and planning in Serbia. It starts by describing how environmental, social and economic global problems are multilayered, complex and interrelated. It continues by tackling the issues of sustainable development on a local level, highlighting architects' role in building a more resilient future. It proposes a set of key social, environmental and economic sustainability topics and indicators arising from the contemporary international research. The research results are expected to act as an invitation and stimuli for architects and planners, especially in Serbia, to reconsider their practice and start to observe their work through a prism of sustainable development.


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