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Human Settlement & Urbanization

Over the past decade Dhaka has had the highest population growth rate of any major city in the world. With more than 13 million inhabitants in an area of 1,353 km2, it is now the 8th largest city of the world and by 2015 it is forecasted to be the world’s second largest with a population of 23 million people. Factors like excessive population growth, improper transport and traffic management, improper Solid Waste Management, poverty and migration, unplanned and rapid industrial development, inadequate and inefficient sewage management are on the rise. Yet the urban planning of Dhaka city lacks enforcement of existing industrial laws, policy and guidelines due to management constraints, lack of transparency and accountability, lack of effective coordination among core Government agencies.  The role of BCAS is to create awareness and knowledge and enhance the communication on these issues.

Objectives

  • Conduct in depth research on social environmental and economic context of urbanization and human settlement
  • Identify root causes behind urban issues and concerns
  • Help in policy planning
  • Conduct in depth analysis of  progressing trends of urbanization and the implications
  • Identify potential to minimize risk vulnerabilities of rapid and unplanned urbanization
  • Identify measures to improve options for human settlement

Approaches

  • Designing and assisting at policy levels 
  • Designing advocacy and campaign strategies
  • Capacity Building of Stakeholders

 

Outcomes

(The following are expected outcomes)

 

  • Policy Planning
  • Capacity Building
  • Contributing in decision making processes for improved urban system and human settlement

 

Projects

(Currently there are no projects)

 

Publications

·        Dhaka City - State Of Environment (SOE) 2005

  • Vulnerabilities and responses to climate change for Dhaka

 

Key Personnel: Dr. Atiq Rahman, Golam Rabbani 

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Recognition

Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
Dr. Atiq Rahman is a well recognized global leader in sustainable development. He was a lead author of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, which received Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a recipient of this Noble Peace Prize with other scientists.
Champions of Earth
Dr Atiq Rahman has been awarded the UN Highest Award for Environment 'Champions of the Earth 2008'. This award recognizes the extraordinary leadership and his contribution to environmental issues, sustainable development and climate change.
Paribesh Padak
"Bangladesh National Environment Award - 2008" Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director of BCAS, received the Award from the Government of Bangladesh for Environmental Research and Technology Innovation.
 
 
 
 
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