THE IMPORTANCE OF THERMAL COMFORT OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT DURING SPATIAL PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION
Urban areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina have been recording population growth. The city of Bijeljina has undergone major transformations in the appearance and purpose of the area due to the intensive construction process that is necessary to meet the needs of the increased population. The lack of greenery and the increased number of objects in a small area, as well as the intensified traffic, lead to discomfort among the population, which is manifested by many diseases related to thermal stress. There are many bioclimatic indices used to define the thermal comfort of an area. This paper will present the physiological subjective temperature (PST), which was analyzed for a period of 14 years (2005 - 2018) in the city of Bijeljina. Knowing the thermal comfort of an area before construction and before creating a spatial plan is important for reducing the number of people affected by heat stress and for providing guidelines for planning a more pleasant environment.