urbanisation

The punishing costs of pollution

We do not need studies to tell us that indiscriminate, unplanned urbanisation, along with encroachment of land and water bodies, have polluted the air and water making our urban areas, unlivable.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Unplanned urbanisation a big barrier

Unplanned urbanisation is now a recognised structural barrier to all middle-income countries, including Bangladesh, in becoming developed nations, said Centre for Policy Dialogue Distinguished...

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

The punishing costs of pollution

We do not need studies to tell us that indiscriminate, unplanned urbanisation, along with encroachment of land and water bodies, have polluted the air and water making our urban areas, unlivable.

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

Urbanisation 2.0

One thing we do know is that the future will be shaped by two key trends: digitisation and urbanisation. And the possibilities introduced by the former will likely help us overcome the problems...

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

Sunflower Solar Pump

Due to the negative impacts of urbanisation, water for agricultural irrigation is getting scarcer day by day.

March 7, 2016
March 7, 2016

Where have all the flowers gone?

Mass urbanisation takes its toll on Dhaka by erasing the scopes for the young ones to have a healthy childhood. The city is no longer child friendly as it fails to provide the amenities and...

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Smart agriculture with smart technology

Unlike many other sub-continental countries, one of the major limitations in designing ICT based services for the rural farmers in Bangladesh is the low literacy and technology adverseness.

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...

June 11, 2015
June 11, 2015

The emperor has no clothes

A decentralised elected local government with vested political authority and well defined responsibilities can make a difference in terms of quality of life of the residents.