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
Date Written: June 15, 2013
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
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