The Challenge of Localising SDGs: Experiences from Bangladesh

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

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|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

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|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Decentralisation, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , , , |

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 |2021-07-23T14:51:36+02:00July 23rd 2018|Categories: Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Green & Smart Development|Tags: , , , , , , |

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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