Climate Resilient Recovery Action in Bangladesh: A Case of Water ATM and Sanitation Service in Rajshahi

By |2022-04-08T16:32:50+02:00April 8th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Water & Sanitation, , , |

Dipak Bhowmick, Kumar Abhishek, and Keshav Jha present an innovative approach to improve access to clean drinking water and sanitation for Bangladesh's urban poor.

Rethinking Resilience In Bangladesh’s Urban Slum Communities: An Experimental Thought

By |2022-03-30T09:08:31+02:00March 30th 2022|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, , , , |

When thinking about the resilience of urban poor, it is worthwhile to think of resilience as a dynamic process of transition on individual and household level, argue Zakir Hossain and Mostafizur Rahman.

Enhancing the Resilience of the Urban Poor in Bangladesh

By |2022-03-22T09:38:19+01:00March 22nd 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, , , |

Cities in Bangladesh are turning into “heated islands”. Due to the lack of long-term urban development measures, there is a big demand for immediate, affordable, and yet effective approaches to improve the living and environmental health conditions in poor settlements. A project proposal by Maniruzzaman Miah of ANANDO.

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2022-03-21T19:38:05+01:00March 17th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

Infographics: Urbanisation and Urban Development in Bangladesh

By |2022-03-10T13:34:17+01:00March 10th 2022|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , , , , , |

URBANET presents another country series, inviting readers to learn about urbanisation and urban development in Bangladesh! We kick off our focus weeks with a set of infographics. We offer you facts and figures from this young nation, where rapid urbansiation has been presenting urban planners and policymakers with various challenges and potentials alike.

The Challenge of Localising SDGs: Experiences from Bangladesh

By |2021-07-29T11:59:59+02:00July 29th 2021|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice at the local level remains a significant challenge for many countries. Dr Firdaus Ara Hussain and Redita Rokib on the challenges in Bangladesh – and on a promising model pursued by the Government of Bangladesh to overcome them.

Unplanned Housing in Bangladesh: The Problem with Housing Societies

By |2020-10-13T11:02:07+02:00October 13th 2020|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , |

When the government can’t provide sufficient housing, private co-operatives seem like a good idea – until they are not. Dr Mohammad Rezaul Karim provides a rare insight into the housing situation in urban Bangladesh and the consequences of unplanned housing.

I (don’t) want to live here! Exploring perceptions of liveability in Bangladesh

By |2021-07-23T14:20:33+02:00September 17th 2020|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates, , , |

What makes people prefer one place over another? Liveability is a popular topic, but smaller cities are still left unexplored. Istiakh Ahmed from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development wonders what residents in coastal Bangladesh consider a liveable, even loveable city.

Bangladesh: In Quest of a Decentralised Local Representative Bodies

By |2020-08-04T11:21:53+02:00August 4th 2020|Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , |

Are local government bodies in Bangladesh fully empowered? Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam investigates this question and makes a case for strengthening local leadership through ensuring funds and participation.

Leave No One Behind in Cities: How Can Knowledge Gaps About Marginalisation Be Filled?

By |2019-07-30T10:54:28+02:00July 30th 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , |

Street dwellers and the urban poor often don’t have access to their cities’ services. One reason behind this problem is the fact that they are not surveyed and consulted in data collection. How can this gap be filled?

Sustainable Consumption and Production in Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Story of A New Beginning

By |2021-11-05T13:02:38+01:00July 23rd 2018|Global Urban Debates, , , , , |

Achieving SDG 12—Responsible Consumption and Production—would entail the implementation of various other SDGs, argues Farah Kabir. ActionAid Bangladesh aims at raising awareness and changing consumption patterns in the capital city of Dhaka.

“Soon 20 percent of the land of Southern Bangladesh may be gone forever” – An interview with ANM Safiqul Alam, MD of Geomark

By |2021-02-23T15:15:45+01:00January 17th 2017|Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development, , , , , , , |

Bangladeshi cities do not only have to face difficult climate conditions, but also increasing waves of urban migration and the problems associated with that. URBANET spoke to ANM Safiqul Alam, managing director of the software and planning company Geomark, about how Bangladesh is facing these challenges and why he is hopeful for the future of the country.

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