Institute for Urbanism, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska is a contact-institution for marking The International Map Year - IMY in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
International Map Year in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be celebrated through various events starting December 2016. This event is organised by the Public Institution Institute for Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republic of Srpska, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy and Faculty of Sciences of the University of Banja Luka, with patronage of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of the Government of Republic of Srpska. The main purpose of the International Map Year celebration is to point out the importance of maps in everyday life and the importance of cartography in professional life.
The main activity of this celebration is exhibition of maps, cartographic instruments and GIS, that will be held on December 6th- December 16th in the Grand salon of Banski dvor Cultural Center in Banja Luka.
A part of Jelena Stanković's PhD thesis, consisted of Banja Luka maps found in archives, libraries and museums in Europe, will be presented at the exibition. PhD thesis „Mapping and Memory in Banja Luka“is successfully defended at the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, with mentoring of Lorens Holm and Charles Rattray.
Besides, the XII International scientific and professional conference „Modern theory and practice in building development“ shall be organized in hotel Bosna, Banja Luka, on December 7th – December 8th. Besides, on December 8th in Banski dvor Cultural Center, a Solemn academy subject to celebration of 20 years of Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of the University of Banja Luka will be held.
In order to draw attention of wider audience, the exibition will be held in other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the following period.