Urbanization

Property prices in Dhaka – the next accident waiting to happen?

July 19, 2012
Nofel Wahid
Property prices in Dhaka – the next accident waiting to happen?

A friend of mine recently told me during a conversation that the price of an apartment in Dhanmondi is now Tk 30,000 per square feet (sq. feet). I was absolutely flabbergasted!
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Posted in Uncategorized, Urbanization | 15 Comments »

The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

April 9, 2012
Shahadat Hossain
The senseless destruction of a vibrant part of Dhaka

On Wednesday, 4th April 2012, parts of Korail slum were evicted. We have lived here for several months and have thus experienced the everyday life of its inhabitants in depth.
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Posted in Human Rights, Poverty, Urbanization | 6 Comments »

Occupy Narayanganj: Can the mayor-elect be the harbinger of good urban governance?

November 2, 2011
Adnan Morshed
Occupy Narayanganj: Can the mayor-elect be the harbinger of good urban governance?

There is an irresistible symmetry between the Occupy Wall Street protesters and the people of Narayanganj. Both have been underdogs in their respective political domains.
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Posted in Environment/Climate, Politics, Urbanization | 8 Comments »

A (problematic) tale of two Dhakas

October 23, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A (problematic) tale of two Dhakas

Imagine this scenario with two Dhaka City Corporations: The two elected mayors of North and South Dhaka are from the incumbent government and the opposition party, respectively. One is empowered with all of the development resources, while the other languishes with very few administrative tools to be effective.
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Posted in Urbanization | 13 Comments »

All it takes is two minutes…

September 19, 2011
MK Aaref
All it takes is two minutes…

The couch shook, and we ran outside. However it went on and on, reportedly for two whole minutes and yet seemed like forever. Caught in the upper levels of an apartment building, we got the feel of the swaying even more.
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Posted in Environment/Climate, Urbanization | 4 Comments »

Dhaka 2044

September 4, 2011
Adnan Morshed
Dhaka 2044

Samayeen Cooper, a 14-year-old whiz kid from Boston, Massachusetts, was trembling with a great sense of anticipation! This was his maiden visit to the country of his grandparents, from his mother’s side.
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Posted in Development, Environment/Climate, Technology, Urbanization | 32 Comments »

A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

June 16, 2011
Adnan Morshed
A post-Dhaka Bangladesh

I have made it a ritual to examine Dhaka while flying above it every time I return to the capital city from abroad or, domestically, from Chittagong. Hovering over the city, before touchdown, the plane enables an omniscient aerial eye to see how the city is growing like an octopus — the tumult of...
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Posted in Environment/Climate, Urbanization | 23 Comments »

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