Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 9(1-2): 51-55


State of Green Areas and Analysis of Coverage in the Area of Banja Luka

Tanja Maksimović 1, Predrag Ilić 2, Sanja Bajić 2
1 University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH
2 PSI Institute for Protection and Ecology of the Republic of Srpska,
Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, BiH

Abstract: Urban forests are part of the public city space and have multiple significance. Various roles of greenery (health, social, aesthetic, cultural, educational, etc.) improve the quality of life in the city. Urban forests can play key roles in mitigate stormwater runoff, improve air quality, reduces noise level, store carbon, etc. The system of green areas in a continuous and dynamic interaction with the built structure in a city. Because of the above, subject of the research is determining the state of greenery in the Banja Luka area and the changes that accompany it and to suggest the planning of green areas and protect them.

Key words: urban greenery, parks, Banja Luka