Sustainable City Design: Developing Conceptual Planning Proposal for Eastern Fringe of Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Jahan, N., Islam, S., Shakil, S. H., Nabin, M. H. H., Shanta, A. S., Hasan, A., … Akhter, S. (2013). Sustainable City Design: Developing Conceptual Planning Proposal for Eastern Fringe of Dhaka City. Presented at the Global Meet on Sustainable Development - 2013, Dhaka: Eminence Bnagladesh.

15 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2014 Last revised: 21 Jun 2014

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Nushrat Jahan

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER)

Sanjana Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

Shahadat Shakil

USAID/Bangladesh

Mohammed Hamidul Hasan Nabin

Prabashi Palli Group

Afia Sultana Shanta

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Arif Hasan

BRAC

Ishrat Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET

Mohammad Shakil Akhter

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

Date Written: June 15, 2013

Abstract

The Eastern fringe of Dhaka city is a low lying area along the bank of Balu River. According to DMDP, 32% of the total population of Dhaka city will be living there by 2020. This area is now facing scattered private housing development projects and rapid urbanization. So this paper aims at preparing a conceptual planning proposal for a planned sustainable urban environment. Objective of this study is planning a sustainable city environment for eastern fringe for projected population (2.6 million) of 2020 and conservation of retention pond areas. Before preparing the plan various town development plans were studied (Delhi Master Plan 2021, Navi Mumbai plan, Putrajaya town development plan etc). Then population for the year 2020 in the study area is projected. Afterwards land use distribution, road network design, zoning, detailed neighbourhood design for different income groups etc is done. The study area is divided into four zones. A transit based transportation network is planned. Residential land use is the major land use in the study area. This site is planned as a polycentric urban form with hierarchy of CBDs, adapted from Delhi Master Plan 2021. 15% area is conserved for retention ponds. A regional scale hospital, university, light industrial zone and waste treatment plant is planned. Agricultural lands and land for future expansion is also planned. Thus all the planning processes are applied to design a sustainable urban environment.

Keywords: Sustainable City, Land Use Plan, Conservation, Eastern Fringe, Dhaka, Bangladedsh

Suggested Citation

Jahan, Nushrat and Islam, Sanjana and Shakil, Shahadat and Nabin, Mohammed Hamidul Hasan and Shanta, Afia Sultana and Hasan, Arif and Islam, Ishrat and Akhter, Mohammad Shakil, Sustainable City Design: Developing Conceptual Planning Proposal for Eastern Fringe of Dhaka City, Bangladesh (June 15, 2013). Jahan, N., Islam, S., Shakil, S. H., Nabin, M. H. H., Shanta, A. S., Hasan, A., … Akhter, S. (2013). Sustainable City Design: Developing Conceptual Planning Proposal for Eastern Fringe of Dhaka City. Presented at the Global Meet on Sustainable Development - 2013, Dhaka: Eminence Bnagladesh., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407166

Nushrat Jahan

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER) ( email )

66 Mohakhali C/A
Dhaka 1212 Bangladesh
Dhaka, 1212
Bangladesh

Sanjana Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1205
Bangladesh

Shahadat Shakil (Contact Author)

USAID/Bangladesh ( email )

U.S. Embassy, Madani Avenue
Baridhara
Dhaka, 1212
Bangladesh
+88-01755-648969 (Phone)

Mohammed Hamidul Hasan Nabin

Prabashi Palli Group ( email )

House # 37 (1st Floor) Road # 04, Block # F Banani
Dhaka, 1213
Bangladesh

Afia Sultana Shanta

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1205
Bangladesh

Arif Hasan

BRAC ( email )

75 Mohakhali
Dhaka, 1212
Bangladesh

Ishrat Islam

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology - Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1000
Bangladesh

HOME PAGE: http://www.buet.ac.bd/urp/dr-ishrat-islam.php

Mohammad Shakil Akhter

Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning ( email )

Mirpur, Dhaka
Dhaka, DC 1205
Bangladesh

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