urban

Dangers of our urban living

During the early 90s, the term urban was limited to a small radius in the city of Dhaka. Fast forward 30 years, and the term “urban” has spread as far as the horizon of the ever-growing mega city. As the new era preceded its adverse effects with full force, the urbanites adapted accordingly. From carrying briefcases while donning baggy trousers to carrying a backpack with slim-fit jeans, a lot has changed if you look at the era with a microscope.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

The making of Kuhu Art III: A celebration of colour, life and Dhaka

On 17 November, Kuhu Plamondon hosted her 3rd art exhibition at the Bay Edgewater Gallery, Gulshan Dhaka. Finding inspiration from the simplest of things, Kuhu’s art collection this time was a sheer reflection of her thoughts. Sponsored by City Bank Limited, Mercedes Benz, and Bay Developments Ltd, the event exhibited some of the mesmerising arts of Kuhu Plamondo.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Dangers of our urban living

During the early 90s, the term urban was limited to a small radius in the city of Dhaka. Fast forward 30 years, and the term “urban” has spread as far as the horizon of the ever-growing mega city. As the new era preceded its adverse effects with full force, the urbanites adapted accordingly. From carrying briefcases while donning baggy trousers to carrying a backpack with slim-fit jeans, a lot has changed if you look at the era with a microscope.

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 the responsibility from one to other, while the children continue to suffer on the streets.

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 indiscipline and mismanagement there, experts and activists said yesterday.

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 destination.

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