urban

Glue-sniffing: childhood lost on the streets

Children huddled in a corner huffing plastic bags is a common sight in Dhaka. Though rehabilitation efforts are needed urgently, the authorities that should be concerned only seem to be shifting...

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Dhaka: An unwalkable city

A walkable city prioritises pedestrians over motorised vehicles in urban planning.

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

Glue-sniffing: childhood lost on the streets

Children huddled in a corner huffing plastic bags is a common sight in Dhaka. Though rehabilitation efforts are needed urgently, the authorities that should be concerned only seem to be shifting...

May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018

Absence implies their lack of political will

Although the country witnessed a significant urban growth in the last few decades, there was an absence of proper transport planning and institutions in the urban transport sector, causing...

November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015

Urban monkeys of Dhaka (video)

Taken away their natural habitat, around a thousand monkeys are still thriving in some places of Dhaka city.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Web Review: Get traffic alerts on Facebook

The traffic condition in Dhaka is getting worse with time. But now, you can get updates on the traffic status of your route and decide beforehand whether to take an alternative route to reach your...

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

Wasteland

THE plight that is Dhaka city, the magnitude of its unlivability (though we continue to live and endure) has become a daily platitude,

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Recover walkways, experts urge future mayors

Noted urban experts and town planners say mayors to be elected in the upcoming Dhaka City Corporations should concentrate on recovering pedestrian passages as part of their priority goals