Detailed Area Plan (DAP)

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

DAP density control plans will make housing even less affordable for the poor

The ill-conceived plan for limiting Dhaka’s population will ultimately be devastating for the urban scenario of Bangladesh.

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

Latest Rajuk blunder may be costly for residents

How can documents of 30,000 applicants just vanish from its server?

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 24, 2022
November 24, 2022

The Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka is almost alright

One striking aspect of the DAP document is the geographical scope of Rajuk, in how it signals an expanded Dhaka.

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?

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

Rajuk should stop filling-up of flood flow zones, not encourage it

DAP must address Dhaka’s perennial waterlogging problem

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

Only balanced urbanisation can make Bangladeshi cities liveable

It is clear just how overpopulated Dhaka city has become

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

All cities need a DAP of their own

Equitable urban development vital to decentralise Dhaka

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

Bangladesh needs better urban planning

City development authorities must address rising challenges and expectations