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Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« on: July 01, 2010, 01:38:15 AM »
There is no denying of the fact that urbanization is the inevitable destiny of the human civilization. But, the way cities, both at home and abroad, are growing is not at all sustainable. Therefore it is imperative that governments across the globe should fundamentally rethink policies and approaches towards managing urbanization before it is too late. To be true, “we have ten, maybe fifteen years, to get on to a new track. After that the slum problem, environmental damage and urban insecurity will become so entrenched that they will dominate international relations for the rest of the century”.

Here in Bangladesh, one of the fastest urbanizing countries in the developing countries, living in urban areas is not at all a different experience than it is anywhere else in the world. For instance, in the morning when parents drop their children at school on their way to work they do not find any public or private transport. After dropping their kids they have to travel to the other parts of the city as the transport and land uses are not integrated. Before they reach their workplace they have to overcome traffic jams, inhale polluted air and suffer deafening noise.

In the city, electricity and water supply is not ensured, quality is a far cry. The poor are the worst sufferers and they are further exposed to diseases due to poor sanitation. Yet they cannot replace the unhygienic latrines, if any, in their shanties. Open dustbins on roadsides overflow with garbage. Roads and drains go under knee-deep water not only in monsoon but also after a sudden shower.

The housing shortage is so acute that one third of the city's population lives in slums. Parks and open spaces are gradually disappearing. The influx of migrants from rural areas and deprived towns continues. The city authorities can neither respond to the problems nor coordinate their work.

Although the above is the picture of capital Dhaka, the other cities are not faring any better. The problems are particularly acute in coastal cities where the growing threats from rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions are not matched by growing capacity to plan and manage settlements in sustainable and equitable ways. Because the poor live in the most hazardous locations they are disproportionately vulnerable to the local impacts of climate change.
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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 10:22:35 AM »
Urbanization is a goodthing as long as it is planned. Country like Bangladesh lacks the proper planning in this field. BRE of DIU has a lot to ponder over the matter.

Urbanization is not good all the time. It creates imbalance from the rural areas. There are a lot of causes behind peoples' migration to cities....aspiration for a better livlihood & erosion of land by rivers are the major causes.
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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 05:58:16 PM »
As a REAL ESTATE student we have to do lots of changes in Bangladesh. I am very proud to be a student of REAL ESTATE in DIU.

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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 09:55:12 PM »
I think no need to change , we will modify every thing insha allah .
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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 08:02:25 AM »
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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 10:58:06 AM »
well done bro . carry on
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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 06:29:42 PM »
Mr. Ansari

try to be more acquainted with the theme of Urbanization and migration its a totally different concept most of the cases urbanization growth on the basis present demand however in the some cases it depends on erosion, natural disaster etc but badly need to be planned urbanization. if we look all over  the country maximum town are growing up unplanned way that,s why  we are facing lot of problems like as Dhaka city and other divisional cities. Any way we should look this present issues and try to implement modification town planning method or replanning method to be consider the existing town planning.

Urbanization is a vital part of urban planning, it has lot of parameter and duly approved by famous urban planner in the regional and development content. You know BRE student introducing from this semester on the titled of " Principal of Urban planning" they are getting some ideas through  their lecture and book reference and every day I keep my eyes in this sector what they are writing try to inspire them so that they will not reply you unconsciously.

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Re: Urbanization Problems in Bangladesh
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 09:13:53 AM »
I am happy to see some students are coming forward to contribute in the Forum. I expect others to be involved in the forum.

I expect more involvement of the BRE students about this matter as how they are formulating their concepts on "Urban Planning"
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