Md.Musleh Uddin Hasan                              

Associate Professor, DURP, BUET.

Email: musleh_uddin@urp.buet.ac.bd

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D. (2013): University College London (UCL)
  • MURP (2005): Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BURP (2003): Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interest

  • Planning and social justice;
  • Socio-spatial considerations in transport and land use planning and management;
  • Housing and informal development in cities in the developing world;
  • Remittance and rural/agricultural development

 

Journal publications:

  • Hasan, M. M. U. and Jahan, S., (2006) “Urban-rural Linkage and Agricultural Transformation in Bangladesh- A Case Study of Singair Upazila” to be published in the forthcoming issue of Plan Plus, Vol 5, December 2006, Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna.
  • Hasan, M. M. U., et al. (2000)“Compact Township: A Critical Overview Asian Affairs, 22(2), 50-56, April-June, Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB), Dhaka.

Contribution in published books

  • Akther S., Islam I and Hassan M M U (2009) “Evaluation of Municipal Services in selected Wards of Dhaka City Corporation: Citizen’s Perspective”; S Coleska et. al (eds) Theoretical and Empirical Researches on Urban Management, Special Issue: Urban Issues in Asia, pgs 133-145; 2009

Research Monograph:

  • Nahiduzzaman, K. M, Baudouin, A. and Hasan, M. M. U., (2006) “The Myth and Reality of Housing The Poor Through Public Participation in Dhaka”, Research Monograph, Department of Geography, Norwegian university of Technology (NTNU), Norway and also presented at the Western Regional Science Association, 45th Annual Meeting, New Mexico, USA, February 22-25, 2006.

Conference and seminar proceedings

  • Hasan M. M. U (2010) “Population Distribution in Dhaka in the Post Independence Period-An Analysis at Ward Level”, paper presented at the International Seminar on The History and Urban Issues of Capital Dhaka, 16-19 February, 2010, Dhaka.
  • Hasan, M. M. U. and Haque, A. (2010) Governance Regime in Bangladesh and Urban Informality: Experience from Urban Governance Infrastructure Improvement Projects” paper presented at the joint Workshop on The State, Key Drivers and Scenarios of Urban Informality, jointly organized by BUET and SPP Megacities-Megachallenge project at BUET, 23-24 February, 2010.
  • Hasan, M. M. U.  and Islam, I (2010) “Role of Informal Sectors in Addressing local Problems- Experience from the Middle Income Areas in Dhaka ” paper presented at the joint Workshop on The State, Key Drivers and Scenarios of Urban Informality, organized by the Megacities-Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change project at BUET, 23-24 February, 2010
  • Hasan M. M. U and Haque, A (2009) “High Risk High Rise Structures in Chittagong- Learning from Global Practices”, paper published in the Special Installation Bulletin,  Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Chittagong Chapter, 4 August, 2009, Chittagong.
  • Hasan, M.M.U. (2009) “Urban Informality in Dhaka- An Overview”, paper presented at the International Symposium on vulnerability of cities “Cities in Vulnerabilities: New Challenges Ahead” organized by Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration (cSUR), the University of Tokyo, Japan, March 25-27, 2009
  • Hasan, M.M.U. and Kashem, M. S. B. (2009) “Planning for the poor and poor planning: the case of Dhaka” paper presented at International Program Workshop Megacities-Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, February 25-25, 2009.
  • Parvin, G. A., Hasan, M.M.U. and Yasmin, F. (2008) “Impact of Remittance on Living Standard of Rural People in Bangladesh - Case Studies on Some Selected Villages” paper presented at the Conference Bangladesh in the 21st Century, Harvard University, USA, June 13-14, 2008.
  • Hasan, M.M.U., Hossain, R. and Hossain M. Z. (2007) “Heterogeneity and Handicapped Functionality of Urban Local Governments in Bangladesh and Capacity for Urban Planning” Paper presented at the 54th North American Regional Science Conference (NARSC), Georgia, USA, 7-10 November, 2007.
  • Hasan, M.M.U. and Jahan, S. (2007) “Are Urbanization and Agricultural Development Mutually Exclusive?- Facts from Bangladesh”, Paper presented in the 1st Annual Conference on Regional Science organized by Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA) and Department of URP, BUET, Dhaka, 16-17th March, 2007
  • Parvin, G. A. and Hasan, M.M.U. (2007) “Actors in Poverty alleviation: Role of NGOs and urban development partners” paper presented at the national seminar on Alleviation of Urban Poverty Through Good Governance, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, June 5, 2007
  • Hasan, M.M.U. and Jahan, S. (2006) “Urban-Rural Linkage Approach for Rationalizing ‘Spread’ and ‘Backwash’ Effects in between ‘Centre’ and ‘Periphery’- Extracts of the Facts from Agricultural Transformation in the periphery of Dhaka, Bangladesh”, in the Proceedings of International Symposium on Urban planning, pp. 289-304, Taipei, Taiwan., August 11-13, 2006
  • Hasan, M. M. U. and Jahan, S., (2006) “Urban-rural Linkage and Agricultural Transformation in Bangladesh- A Case Study of Singair Upazila” to be published in the forthcoming issue of Plan Plus, Vol 5, December 2006, Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna.
  • Hasan, M. M. U. and Murtaza, M. G. (2004) “Shrimp Culture in the Southwestern Regions of Bangladesh: An Engine for Fostering Urban-Rural LinkagesWorld Habitat Day 2004 Souvenir, Centre for Urban Studies, Dhaka and Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)
  • Hasan, M. M. U. (2004) “Need and Scope for Environmental Management in Growth Centre Planning: A Case Study of Chauddagram Thana, article presented at the International Symposium on Environmental Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, January 7-8, 2004.
  • Hasan, M. M. U., et al. (2003) “Urban Housing Market towards a Demand Responsive Supply”, article published in the proceedingsof the International Seminar ‘Architecture: Overcoming Constraints’, Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, June 11-13, 2003.
  • Haque, A,, Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. R (2002) “Gender Inequality in Rural Built Environment: The Impact of Compact Township”,article published in the proceedingsof the International Symposium ‘Gender and Built Environment’, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, India, February 7-8, 2002.

Article in the Newspaper

Research, projects, experiences, fellowship/award

  • April-September 2010:Promotional Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, Ministry of
    Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh, Dhaka for the research on Impact of Remittance on Agricultural Labour Supply of Bangladesh: A Socio-economic Study

Training Programs

  • 13-18 Nov 2009: Short Course on Public Procurement Management in Bangladesh, Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET.
  • 10-11 Feb, 2008: Short course on Climate Change and Adaption in Water Sector, Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET.
  • 29-30 May,2007: Teacher’s Appreciation Course organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET.
  • 19 - 29 Aug, 2004: International Training on GIS and Remote Sensing, jointly organized by ESRI South Asia (Singapore) and URP Discipline, Khulna University.
  • May – Aug, 2002: Short course on Oracle 8i With Developer 6, organized by Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT), BUET, Dhaka.

Professional Attachment

  • March2007-Oct 2010: Local contact person of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded program Megacities- Mega-challenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change (2006-2012)
  • Dec 15, 2008- Oct 2010: Member, Membership Sub Committee, Bangladesh Institute of Planners
  • March2010- Oct 2010:Member, Sub Committee for the review of  Constitution and several rules and preparation new Rules, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Dhaka
  • March 2010: Member (representing Department of URP), Proposal Evaluation Committee (PEC) for the recruitment of Single Source Individual Consultant for Checking the Draft Final Report of Structura Plan, Master Plan and Detailed Area Plan for Sylhet and Barisal Divisional Towns, Urban Development Directorate (UDD), Dhaka
  • Feb 2010: Member Scientific Committee for the joint Workshop on The State, Key Drivers and Scenarios of Urban Informality, jointly organized by BUET and SPP Megacities-Megachallenge project at BUET, 23-24 February, 2010
  • Jun 2009- Dec 2009: Convenor, Code of Conduct preparation Committee for the members of Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Dhaka
  • April-June 20008: Convenor, Committee for the Preparation of Proposals for 2nd Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Dhaka
  • Jan-March, 2009: Member, Technical Working Group (TWG) of Review Committee for the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) Area
  • Feb 25-26, 2009: Facilitator, International Program Workshop Megacities-Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka
  • Nov 30, 2008: Rapporteur, One Day Workshop on Draft Final Report of H. B. Consultants Ltd on Municipal Services Project of LGED, IMED, Ministry of Planning, Dhaka
  • May 15-16, 2008: One of the organizing committee members of the 10th Summer Institute of the Pacific regional Science Conference Organization (PRSCO), Dhaka hosted by the Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA)
  • March 5-6, 2008: Organizer and conductor of the 1st Joint Workshop  titled Processes of Change in the Informal Settlements between BUET and University of Dortmund, Germany
  • March 16-17, 2007: One of the organizing committee members of the 1st Annual Conference on Regional Science (ACRS1) organized by the Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA)
  • Jan, 2006-Feb, 2007: Co-Editor of the of the journal Plan Plus of urban and Rural planning Discipline, Khulna University
  • Jul. 2004 – Jun., 2005: Research Coordinator in the project titled Automation of Data on Environmental Affairs of Urban Poor- A case Study of Khulna funded by Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Government of Bangladesh.
  • October, 2004: Participated in the pre-pilot study and questionnaire design and survey to assess the scope and possibilities for Compact Township development in transitional and vulnerable rural settlements in Bangladesh.
  • Nov,2001–Dec,2001: Surveyor and Analyst in the High-Tech Industrial Park Development Project, jointly conducted by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka and Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Government of Bangladesh
  • Aug, 2001 -Sept, 2001: Surveyor and Analyst in the Road Beautification and Transport Network
    Development Project, jointly conducted by the Vitti Sthapati Brindo Ltd, Dhaka and Ministry of Transport and Communication, Government of Bangladesh, from 10th August to 10th September, 2001

Member to Professional and other bodies

  • Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), www.bip.org.bd.
  • Member, Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA), www.brsa.org.bd.
  • Vice President BUET Debating Club, Jan 2002-Dec 2003.