Naila Sharmeen

Assistant Professor, DURP, BUET.

Email: naila@urp.buet.ac.bd; nsharmee@uci.edu

Academic Qualification

  • MURP (2014): Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
  • BURP (2011): Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Research Interest

  • Transportation Policy & Planning
  • Environmental Planning and Management

Publication

  • Hossain,D , Jahan, N. , Akhter, K, Hossain I , Islam, I and Sharmeen, N. (2013). PRA: A Tool to Address WatSan Issues and Achieve the Standard In Low Income Settlements An empirical study on a Dhaka slum’, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, ISSN 2075-9363, Vol. 6, December 2013, pp. 73-85.

  • Shakil, S. H., Ananya, T. H., Islam, I., & Sharmeen, N. (2013); ‘Assessment of Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage Facilities of South Begunbari Slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh Through Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Method and Proposing Upgrading Schemes’, Urban Economics & Regional Studies E-Journal, 6(155), 1–8. (Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2344514  or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2344514)
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2013); ‘Site Selection for waste disposal for DCC area using GIS’, WasteSafe 2013:3rd International Conference on solid waste management in developing countries (10-12 February), Khulna Bangladesh, jointly organized by KUET, Bangladesh; Bauhaus Universitat Weimer, Germany, University of Padova, Italy, International waste working group and Orbit group.
  • Mahmud S., Hossain M. R., Akter T., Akter M., Akther M. S. & Sharmeen N. (2012); ‘Planning of Rural settlements: A study on Tarabo union’ Nagar Shoilee, Volume 06. (ISBN 978-984-335357-3)
  • Sharmeen N., Sadat K., Zaman N. and Mitra, S. K. (2012); ‘Developing a generic methodology for Traffic Impact Assessment of a mixed land use in Dhaka city’, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, An annual publication of BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners), Vol. 05, December 2012, (ISSN: 2075-9363).
  • Hasan M. M., Islam S. R., Haque A., Rahman M. M., Akther M. S. & Sharmeen N. (2012); ‘A study on Rural non farm activities in DMDP area’, Nagar Shoilee, Volume 06; published by USAB (URP Students’ Association of BUET), DURP (Department of Urban and Regional Planning); BUET in association with BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) publication of Planning Week, 2012 (7-8 July): Developing Livable community together’ held in BUET. (ISBN 978-984-335357-3)
  • Article published on the Daily Sun titled as ‘Polluted River and Environmental Degradation of Dhaka City’ (April, 2011)
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2011); ‘Road accident: contemporary scenario and policy issues in Bangladesh’, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, An annual publication of BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners). (ISSN 2075-9363)
  • Shubho M. T. H., Haque A. M. & Sharmeen N.  (2011); ‘Importance of EIA and its application in developing countries’, Nagar Shoilee, Volume 05; published by USAB & DURP, BUET in association with BIP, A publication of URP Day, 2011 held in BUET . (ISBN 978-984-33-4079-5)
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2011); ‘Existing housing situation in Bangladesh: An analysis from the perspective of housing shortage for urban poor & NGO initiatives to minimize housing shortage’, Nagar Shoilee, Volume 05. (ISBN 978-984-33-4079-5)
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2011); ‘Conceptualizing Conservation and Sustainability in relation with environmental protection and wildlife reserve’, Nagar Shoilee, Volume 05, published by USAB (URP Students’ Association of BUET), DURP (Department of Urban and Regional Planning); BUET in association with BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) publication of URP Day, 2011 (24-25 November): Planned Development: Let Planners do the Planning held in BUET. (ISBN 978-984-33-4079-5)
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2011); ‘Urbanization and Climate Change’, Cities and Climate Change, An annual souvenir on World Habitat Day, 2011; published by BIP, UN-HABITAT and Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Bangladesh.
  • Debnath, A. K., Sharmeen, N., Jahan, J., Amin, S. B. B., Riyadh, A. (2009); ‘Effect of Unplanned Urbanization on Historic Site’, Nagar Shoilee, Volume 04; An annual publication of USAB, BUET. (ISBN 978-984-33-0128-4).

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

  • Das J. B., Patwary A. L., Biswas S. & Sharmeen N. (2016), “Measuring Acceptability & Effectiveness of Selected Travel Demand Management (TDM) Techniques in Reducing Traffic Congestion”, AGS Graduate Research Symposium, University of California, Irvine, April 22, 2016, Irvine, CA, USA.
  • Sharmeen N. & Neema M. N. (2016), “Development of a GIS-based model for optimum traffic flow distribution through estimating travel demand and travel behavior analysis in some selected major routes of Dhaka city, Bangladesh”, 2016 UCCONNECT Student Conference, University of California, Riverside, 11-13 February, 2016, Riverside, CA, USA.
  • Siddiq, F., Akter, H. A., Safayet, M., Chowdhury, S., Sharmeen, N. & Hasan, M. M. U. (2016), “Arsenic Free Piped Drinking Water Supply in Rural Bangladesh - Case study of Sharasti, Chandpur”, Bangladesh Planning Research Conference (BPRC), 5-6 February 2016, Bangladesh.
  • Sharmeen N., Hossain S. Z., Islam, R. &Huq F. (2013); ‘Workmen’s lanes in old Dhaka: A case study of restoration of cultural heritage’, International symposium on Cities under restoration, 18-21 November, 2013, Kolkata, India organized by Centre for Built Environment, India.

  • Hossain S. Z., Huq F. & Sharmeen N. (2013), “Sustainable conservation of an urban heritage site through community participation: A case study of Shankhari Bazar”, Global meet on sustainable development: an initiative of citizen’s forum on sustainable development, (14-15 June, 2013), organized by Eminence and Department of Development studies, DU, Bangladesh.
  • Sharmeen N. & Islam R. (2013); ‘Understanding the scale of urban problems: A study from environmental justice, equity and sustainable city perspective’, Elsevier Journal, Environmental Health 2013 Conference - Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations |3rd - 6th March 2013, Boston, USA.
  • Workshop on Qualitative research organized by BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) on 8-9th December, 2012.
  • Seminar on “Challenges of women technical professionals of Bangladesh” jointly organized by The Chemical Engineering Division of IEB and Women Architects, Engineers and Planners Association (WAEPA) at The Institution of Engineers, Dhaka-Bangladesh on 17th November, 2012.
  • Workshop on “finalization of Draft National Housing Policy (2012), Bangladesh” organized by National Housing Authority at Public Works Department, Dhaka on 15th November, 2012.
  • Roundtable presentation on Youth’s perception about city life in the International symposium: Cities under change, October, 2012, Kolkata, India.
  • Bangladesh convention on Rainwater Harvesting, organized by CSE; India, IWM, Rain forum, ITN-BUET and Water Aid, Bangladesh at Ruposhi Bangla hotel, Dhaka (June 15-17, 2012).
  • Teacher’s appreciation workshop, organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET on 11-13 April, 2011.
  • Roundtable on “Planning Our Secondary Towns for Better Life” on World habitat Day 2010, organized by GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh, BIP and Habitat For Humanity.
  • Roundtable on Planning for Inclusive Urban Development, organized by BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) in association with UNDP, Bangladesh; GTZ, Bangladesh and UPPR (Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction) at November 2010 for the celebration of World Town Planning Day.
  • Seminar on Planning for Livable Communities, organized by BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) in association with LGED, DFID and UNDP at November 2009 for the celebration of World Town Planning Day.
  • Seminar on Town Planning in Bangladesh: Vision 2020, organized by BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners) at November 2008.

Training

  • Post graduate diploma course on Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, organized by Institute for Housing & Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 15th June - 2nd July 2015.
  • Training program on Decentralized Wastewater Management System, organized by Centre for Science and Environment supported by WaterAid Bangladesh, from 07-09 October, 2013.
  • Training program on Urban and Rural Rainwater Harvesting, organized by Rain Forum and ITN-BUET on 22-23rd December, 2012.

Research Works

  • MURP thesis completed on Transportation Planning: Development of A GIS-Based Model For Optimum Traffic Flow Distribution: A Case Study On Selected Major Routes Of Dhaka City.

  • BURP thesis completed on Transportation Planning: Developing a Generic methodology for TIA (Traffic Impact Assessment) of a mixed land use in Dhaka city: A case study of New Market City Complex (constructed by Bishwas Builders).
  • Achievement of Abdul Hamid Scholarship for BURP thesis work.