Farzana Khatun

Assistant Professor, DURP, BUET.

Email: farzana@urp.buet.ac.bd; tania.0415014@gmail.com

Academic Qualification

  • MSc. (2015): Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • MURP (2014): Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BURP (2009): Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Research Interest

  • Urban Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Disaster Management
  • Transport Planning
 

Publications

  • Mahmud, S., Huq, M. E., Kar, A., Mashraky, R., Khatun, F, Islam, I. and Akther, M. S.  (2014). Managing Development of Fringe Areas in Dhaka City: “Land Readjustment” as a Technique for Sustainable Future Development Ensuring Environmental and Social Justice. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Special edition.
  • Islam, S., Haque, A. M., Shubho, M. T. H., Islam, I., Khatun, F. and Hossain, D. (2013). Addressing Community Based Problems: Exploring the Role of CBO through Participatory Approach. European Scientific Journal, Special Edition, Vol. 3, pp. 92–104.
  • Sharmin, N.,Hira, S., Ayon, B. D.,Awal, M. R., Islam, I., Khatun, F. and Hossain, D. (2013). Solving Community Problems through Participatory Planning: Role of CBO (A Case Study of Monipuripara, Dhaka). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 6 (6), pp. 109–128.
  • Khatun, F., Muntasir, M. and Islam, I. (2012). Potential and Prospects of OnSiteSlum Up-Gradation Program in Dhaka.  OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 3 (10), pp. 25–38.
  • Khatun, F. and Muntasir, M. (2012). A Study on Inter-Regional Analysis of Influencing Factors on Remittance Flow in Bangladesh. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 3 (9), pp. 71–86.

Conference Proceedings

  • Khatun, F., Biswas, A. and Islam, I. (2014). Management of Khas land (State Owned Lands) resources in Dhaka city: Identifying problems, roles of different stakeholders of current system and future prospects of these lands for sustainable development. Paper accepted for 3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Management Strategy at Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, India, 21- 22 March.
  • Khatun, F., Ahmed, T. and Muntasir, M. (2014). Regionalization of the districts of Bangladesh: An analysis of development based on some selected indicators. Paper accepted for 10th World Congress of the RSAI at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 26-30 May.
  • Khatun F. and Islam I. (2011) “A study on locational aspects and existing uses of Khas lands (state owned lands) of Dhaka Metropolitan Area (DMA)”, paper presented at the 11th International Congress of  Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA), 19-21 September, 2011 at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan,
  • Muntasir M., Khatun F., Islam I. and Akther S. (2011) “Impediments of empowering Urban Informal Industrial Communities in Bangladesh: The scenario of Jamdani weaving community in Narayanganj district”, at the 11th International Congress of  Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA), 19-21 September, 2011 at Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan,
  • Khatun F., Muntasir M and Islam I (2011) “Potential and Prospects of On-Site Slum Up-Gradation Program in Dhaka”, at the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011, 5-7 December, 2011 at Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Khatun F. and Muntasir M. (2011) “A Study on Inter-Regional Analysis of Influencing Factors on Remittance Flow in Bangladesh”, at the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2011, 5-7 December, 2011 at Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Workshops, Seminars and Training Programs

  • Trainer and lecturer of the five days long training program titled as “Training workshop on GIS for the officials of the Bangladesh Food Security Cluster”, organized by DURP, BUET and sponsored by FAO, FSC and WFP held on November 19-23, 2015 at DURP, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Participated in a combination of on-line face to face training on “Risk SensitiveLand  Use  Planning  Blended  Training  Course”,  organized  by  World  Bank  and Earthquake and Megacities Initiatives (EMI) held onMay 18 to July 4, 2013.
  • Participated in the training on “Training of Trainers for on Hazard, Vulnerability  and  Risk  Modelling&  Mapping”  organized  by  The  Department  of  Disaster Management  (DDM)  under  the  Ministry  of  Disaster  Management  and  Relief, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in collaboration with ADPCand IWM, at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, held on 11-13 May, 2013.
  • Participated in training on “Training course on Statistica Dataminer” organized by DURP,  BUET,  under  the  departmental  project  titled  as  HEQEP,  held  on  12-13October, 2012.
  • Participated in training on “Training course on Erdas Imagine” organized by DURP, BUET, under the departmental project titled as HEQEP, held on 14-17 October, 2012.
  • Participated  in  training  on  “Training  course  on  TransCAD  and  TransModeler” organized by DURP, BUET, under the departmental project titled as HEQEP, held on 26-30 September, 2012.
  • Participated in training on “Introductory Course on Qualitative Research Methodology” organized by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), at icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh, held on 02-13 September, 2012.
  • Participated in International training on "Urban Rain Water Harvesting" organized by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India, in collaboration with WaterAid, Dhaka, Bangladesh, at BRAC CDM, Savar, held on 8-11 August, 2011.
  • Participated at the Training program, titled as “HEQEP Research Proposal Writing Training Program”, organized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) under the project Higher Education Quality Enhancement Program (HEQEP), held on 4 July, 2011.
  • Participated in Seminar on ‘Structural, Roads, Water, and Mapping Software Solutions’ jointly organized by Bentley Systems, Inc. USA & Overseas Marketing Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd, held on April 19, 2011.
  • Participated in workshop titled as “Space Syntax:  An evidence based methodology towards sustainable urban development”, organized by Department of Architecture in association with BUET JIDPUS & Space Syntax Ltd UK, held on 8 June 2010.
  • Participated in the workshop titled as “Teacher’s Appreciation Workshop”, organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET, held at BUET on 11-12 May, 2010.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Dynamics of Urban Informal Industries in Bangladesh: The scenario of Jamdani weaving industry in Narayanganj” with co- author at the SPP-Megacities: Dhaka Workshop on 23-24 Feb 2010, held at BUET as a joint workshop of DURP, BUET and SPP Megacities and Megachallenges.
  • Participated and presented a paper titled “Khas land (State owned lands) distribution in Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan Area: The formal process and the informal actors” with co- author at the SPP-Megacities: Dhaka Workshop on 23-24 Feb 2010, held at BUET as a joint workshop of DURP, BUET and SPP Megacities and Megachallenges.
  • Participated in case study workshop regarding “Post- Cyclone Spatial Redevelopment Potentials in Bangladesh”, initiated by Urban Emergencies research program by Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, held on 21 May, 2009. 
  • Worked as an Internee with AQUA Consultants and Associates Ltd. in the project “Preparation of Master Plan for Pouroshovas under Upazilla Town Infrastructure Development Project (UTIDP)” of Local Government Engineering Department, from September 2008 to November 2008.
  • Participated in Joint Students’ Workshop of BUET and TU Dortmund, Germany on “Dynamics in Urban Informal Settlements” held on 5-6 March, 2008

Research Experience or Work    

  • Worked as a Research Associates in the World Bank and UGC funded project “Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)” under the sub project: “Modernization of Data Analysis and Simulation Laboratory of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)”, from January 2011 to December 2012.
  • Worked as a junior town planner in the “Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Planning for Local Government Institutions (LGIs)” conducted by Department of URP, BUET in partnership with UNICEF, DPHE and UKAID, from May 2011to November 2012.

Professional Affiliation    

  • Member, Organizing Committee of Planning Week 2009
  • Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Dhaka (http://www.bip.org.bd/)
  • Member, BUET Planner’s Association, Dhaka.
  • Member, Women’s Architects Engineers Planners Association (WAEPA), Dhaka.
  • Member, Rain Forum, Bangladesh.  (http://www.rainforum.org/)