DAP

December 25, 2022
December 25, 2022

DAP: The high stakes of high-rise buildings

Housing developers' interests are getting in the way of making Dhaka a liveable city

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

New DAP has too many loopholes

There’s no way to call this a “people’s DAP.” It does mention some goals, but without sketching out a plan to achieve them.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

Rajuk has failed to ensure equality in the DAP for Dhaka

Could the DAP be nothing but a visionless ideal?

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka: Is a liveable and sustainable future too much to ask for?

DAP depicts a vision, but whose vision that is and how it came to be are not clear.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

The gaps in DAP: How to avoid urban flooding in Dhaka

The regulations that DAP recommends can initiate a spree of development in the floodplains and agricultural lands surrounding central Dhaka, posing a serious threat of urban flooding.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

The DAP for Dhaka must not be discriminatory

Can the new Detailed Area Plan cure Dhaka's ills?

September 5, 2022
September 5, 2022

Can the new Detailed Area Plan cure Dhaka of its ills?

Only if Rajuk has the will and organisational capacity

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

Aching for playgrounds

They long for a city free from sound and air pollutions. They desire a city with footpaths suitable for walking and playgrounds near their doorsteps. They also want to preserve the ecosystem.

December 26, 2017
December 26, 2017

No need for water bodies!

That was basically the message realtors had given Rajuk in early November in a views-sharing meeting. Realtors believe it is ludicrous for Rajuk to try and reclaim what has already been grabbed.

July 27, 2017
July 27, 2017

Result of govt negligence, inaction

A moderate rain for a couple of hours and much of the capital goes under ankle to knee-deep water. Why?