Real and Symbolic Historical and Geographical Features of a Belgrade Boulevard: Case Study of Plane Trees Cutting Cover Image
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Стварне и симболичке историјско-географске одлике Булевара краља Александра: студија случаја сече платана
Real and Symbolic Historical and Geographical Features of a Belgrade Boulevard: Case Study of Plane Trees Cutting

Author(s): Nataša Simeunović Bajić, Aleksandra Majdarević
Subject(s): Architecture, Applied Geography, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: historical characteristics; geographical characteristics; identity; urban environment; boulevard;
Summary/Abstract: The longest street in Belgrade (7.5 km) that stretches from downtown, from Nikola Pasic Square to the road that leads to Veliki Mokri Lug, through four Belgrade municipalities, has changed its name several times. It was called Roman Via Militaris, then Constantinople road, Alley at the golden cannon, Marko’s Street, Fiseklija, King Aleksandar Obrenovic Street, Boulevard of the Liberation, Boulevard of the Revolution and King Aleksandar Boulevard. Name Boulevard of the Revolution was changed in 2002 to King Aleksandar Boulevard, but these days people have still used the old name (attached through film representation of life in this street in the end of the 20th century) or a shortened Boulevard. It’s quite difficult for people to get used to the new name. Historical and geographical characteristics are relating to the identity of the boulevard before the World War II, after the World War II, during the 90’s of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. Except identifying and explaining the main historical and geographical characteristics, objective of the study is to reach deeper into symbolism of meaning of the famous boulevard identity. To achieve this, we chose case study of plane trees cutting in 2010. The importance of public space, collective memory, belonging to the urban environment and public media discourse are going to be analysed in a variety of qualitative methods.

  • Page Range: 535-555
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian