Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

Kazi Khaleed Ashraf is an architect and urbanist, and director-general of Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements.

February 22, 2018
February 22, 2018

Imagining a future Bangladesh

Tomorrow's Bangladesh is already here. Achievements and progress in all fields—from manufacturing to cricket, and from architectural excellence to social indicators—open up new prospects and promises for Bangladesh. PricewaterhouseCoopers, in its global economic projection for 2050, estimates that Bangladesh can potentially become the world's 28th largest economy by 2030, surpassing countries like Australia, Spain, South Africa, and Malaysia in economic growth.

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

Dhaka needs a hydraulic vision

Dhaka is a paradox. The more we build assuming we are “developing,” the more we dig ourselves into an urban mess: Transportation is a chaos. Travelling is a nightmare. Khals vanish, and roads turn to khals. Public space is non-existent. Housing is in disarray.

May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017

Potemkin Road: The tale of the strange bonsai beautification

All of a sudden Dhaka's Airport Road is looking like a Potemkin Road. With an exhibition of “bonsai” trees, odd garden-like set-ups,

February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017

New visions for the city

The future landscape of the country depends on what we make of Dhaka city. Any national plan will have to consider the urban scenario of the whole country, from the primary cities to the small towns, but particularly Dhaka city as it will continue to play a vital role in impacting places throughout the country.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

A song for a small town

The train arrives at the station, and where the platform begins, a white concrete plaque with dark letters in Bangla announces the name

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