unplanned urbanisation

It’s time to turn down the heat

Rampant and unplanned urbanisation that has turned a once lush and riverine Dhaka into a heat chamber. A recent study has highlighted what Dhaka inhabitants have been experiencing for a while now: a staggering 6°C rise in temperature within the city due to the urban heat island (UHI) effect.

Rivers, one by one, are losing navigability

Government must take steps to restore our rivers

Dhaka’s canals cannot be saved without decisive leadership

Alarming loss of canals over the past 80 years

Community-based approach needed for environmental management in cities

Urban environmental management challenges are quite serious in Bangladesh due to unplanned urbanisation, and with no national policy to regulate it.

Time to equip fire service properly

Increasing fire risks mean the fire service too must increase its capability

Fire service: Ill-fitted for tricky city fires

Unplanned urbanisation over the last decade has worsened fire risks in the cities, but firefighters have not been given additional training and proper equipment so they can deal with the heightened threats and the changing nature of fire incidents.

East Jurain: Saga of a manmade mess

Ward 53 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) covers most parts of East Jurain’s Muradpur area. According to the 2011 census, more than 27,000 people live in this ward which, according to them, has become probably the worst place to live in Dhaka.

Goodbye master planning - Hello bottom-up urbanism

Cities are by nature messy. Unless they are Brasilia, Chandigarh or Myanmar's gaudy new capital Naypyidaw, cities grow organically...

High risk for buildings built with high-weight bricks: Expert

The buildings constructed with high-weight bricks are highly vulnerable to earthquake, says a seismic expert here on Sunday.

May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024

It’s time to turn down the heat

Rampant and unplanned urbanisation that has turned a once lush and riverine Dhaka into a heat chamber. A recent study has highlighted what Dhaka inhabitants have been experiencing for a while now: a staggering 6°C rise in temperature within the city due to the urban heat island (UHI) effect.

February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024

Rivers, one by one, are losing navigability

Government must take steps to restore our rivers

February 12, 2024
February 12, 2024

Dhaka’s canals cannot be saved without decisive leadership

Alarming loss of canals over the past 80 years

May 24, 2023
May 24, 2023

Community-based approach needed for environmental management in cities

Urban environmental management challenges are quite serious in Bangladesh due to unplanned urbanisation, and with no national policy to regulate it.

April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023

Time to equip fire service properly

Increasing fire risks mean the fire service too must increase its capability

April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023

Fire service: Ill-fitted for tricky city fires

Unplanned urbanisation over the last decade has worsened fire risks in the cities, but firefighters have not been given additional training and proper equipment so they can deal with the heightened threats and the changing nature of fire incidents.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

East Jurain: Saga of a manmade mess

Ward 53 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) covers most parts of East Jurain’s Muradpur area. According to the 2011 census, more than 27,000 people live in this ward which, according to them, has become probably the worst place to live in Dhaka.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Goodbye master planning - Hello bottom-up urbanism

Cities are by nature messy. Unless they are Brasilia, Chandigarh or Myanmar's gaudy new capital Naypyidaw, cities grow organically...

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

High risk for buildings built with high-weight bricks: Expert

The buildings constructed with high-weight bricks are highly vulnerable to earthquake, says a seismic expert here on Sunday.

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