Does development come at nature’s expense? | The Daily Star
09:00 PM, May 11, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:04 PM, May 11, 2021

Does development come at nature’s expense?

Dhaka has long been detached from the lush green identity of typical Bengal delta. This concrete labyrinth, full of dust and chaos, now has the last residues of green. But does urbanisation come only at the cost of nature? Does construction really need a barren foundation? Why is Dhaka failing to embrace nature as her innate part? Can this still be redeemed?

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There are criticisms regarding the recent decision to cut down trees as part of the "development" of Suhrawardy Udyan. The residents are now wondering what the developments are really for.

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