Dr. Afsana Haque

Professor, DURP, BUET.

Email: afsanahaque@urp.buet.ac.bd

Academic Qualification

  • PhD (2008): The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPAN.
  • MURP (2005): Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BURP (2003): Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interest

  • Spatial Planning,
  • Land Use Planning,
  • Regional Planning,
  • Application of Genetic Algorithm (GA) in Planning,
  • Climate Change and Regional Analysis.

 

Journal Publications:

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) "Rice Yield, Submergence and Climate Change: Evidence from Coastal Barisal, Bangladesh" Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, XXV, 2.
  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) "Impact of Flood Disasters in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis" International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, pp. 266-275. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.07.001.
  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2014) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation for Planners and Real Estate Developers” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 46, pp. 57-69. DOI: http://10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.04.004.
  • Jamal, S., Rahman, S., Rahman, S. and Haque A. (2013) “Visitors’ Opinion and Preference about Ahsan Manzil, Old Dhaka: An Exploratory Study” article accepted for the Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners 5 on July 8, 2013.
  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2010) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation: Case Study of Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh” Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 38(3), pp 388-410.
  • Haque, A., Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Ferdous, F. (2000) “Compact Township: A Critical Overview” Asian Affairs, 22(2), pp 50-56.

Contribution in Published Books

  • Haque, A. (2004), “Environmental Management in the Strategies and Policies for Rural Infrastructure Development”, Rahman M. M., Alam, M. J. B., Ali, M. A., Ali, M. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (Eds.) Contemporary Environmental Challenges, Centre for Environmental and Resource Management (CERM) and International Training Network (ITN) Centre, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 93-104.

Conference and Seminar Proceedings

  • 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 Workshop on The State, Key Drivers and Scenarios of Urban Informality, jointly organized by BUET and SPP Megacities-Mega challenges project (Germany) 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.
  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2008) “Addressing Land Use Allocation Problem of Bangladesh: An Optimization Approach”, presented in the 10th PRSCO Summer Institute, Organized by Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA) on May 15-16, 2008.
  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2007) “Urban Land Use Allocation with Genetic Algorithm: Case Study of Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh” presented in the 54th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) in Savannah, GA, USA on November 7-10, 2007.
  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2006) “An Analysis of Bangladesh’s Regional Economic Structure through Input-Output Model”, article published in the proceedingsof the International Symposium on Urban Planning, NTUT, Taipei, Taiwan, August 11-13, 2006.
  • Parvin, G. A. and Haque, A. (2004) “Gram Sarkar for Rural Development- A Critical Discourse” article published in the World Habitat Day 2004 Souvenir on Cities-Engines of Rural Development, Centre for Urban Studies (CUS), Dhaka and Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP).
  • Mahbub-un-Nabi, A. S. M., Haque, A., Ferdous, F., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Hasan, M. M. U. (2003) “Urban Housing Market towards a Demand Responsive Supply”, article published in the proceedings of the International Seminar ‘Architecture: Overcoming Constraints’, Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, June 11-13, 2003.
  • Rashid, S., Haque, A., Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Ferdous, F. (2002) “Gender Inequality in Rural Built Environment: The Impact of Compact Township”, article published in the proceedings of the International Symposium ‘Gender and Built Environment’, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, India, February 7-8, 2002.

Article in the Newspaper

  • Jahan, S., Hafiz, R., Islam, I., Akther, S., Hasan, M. M. U. and Haque, A. (2010) “Dhakake Bachate DAP Bastobayoner Noitik Daitto, in Bangla (The Ethical Responsibility to Implement DAP to Save Dhaka), published in the Daily Prothom Alo URL: http://www.eprothomalo.com/index.php?opt=view&page=13&date=2010-06-20 on the 20th June 2010.

Research Grant and Other Professional Attachment

  • Worked as a Co-Investigator in the research component ‘Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis’ under the project titled “Institutional Strengthening of Climate Change Study Cell at BUET for Knowledge Generation and Human Resource Development” funded by the Climate Change Trust Fund, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in the HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program) sub-project “Modernization of data analysis and simulation lab in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET” under UGC.
  • Worked as a Co-Investigator in the research project “Climate Change, Submergence and Rice Yield: Evidence from Coastal Barisal, Bangladesh” funded by the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
  • Worked as one of the nominated members in the Technical Working Group formed by Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) to review the documents of the Draft Detail Area Plan (DAP) for Dhaka.

Member to Professional and Other Bodies

  • Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), www.bip.org.bd.
  • Member, Women Architects Engineers Planners Association (WAEPA), Bangladesh.
  • Member, Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA), www.brsa.org.bd.