REZWANA RAFIQ

Assistant Professor, DURP, BUET

Email: rezwana@urp.buet.ac.bd

Academic Qualification

  • MURP: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BURP: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Research Interest

  • Transportation Planning and Management
  • Environmental Economics

 

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET (Oct 2012 – to date)
    Taught post-grad course on “Transportation Planning”, undergrad course on “Transportation Policy and Planning” and "Traffic and Transportation Studies" and supervising undergrad thesis.
  • Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET (Nov 2009 – Oct 2012)
    Taught undergrad courses on “Site and Area Planning”, “Traffic and Transportation Studies”, “Transportation Policy and Planning”, “Transportation Planning Studio”, “Statistics for Planners- II”,.
  • Assistant Director (Town Planning), RAJUK (Capital Development Authority) (Mar 2008 – Nov 2009)
    Worked on granting land use permissions and conducting transport studies for “South-east zone of Dhaka” and preparing layout plans of various development works undertaken by RAJUK.

 

Publications

  • Zannat, K. E., Ahmed, T., Mitra, S. K., Rafiq, R. et al., "Parking Demand and Supply Analysis of Major Shopping Centers in Dhaka: A Case Study of New Market Shopping Center along Mirpur Road", Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Vol. 6, pp. 161-172, 2014.
  • Labib, S. M., Rahaman, Z. and Rafiq, R., "Sustainable transportation system for sustainable city climate: An ecological footprint approach for transportation sustainability measure in Dhaka, Bangladesh" Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology (ICRTET 2014), published by Elsevier Science and Technology, Maharashtra, India, March 28-30, 2014.
  • Rafiq, R., Alam, S., Rahman, M. and Islam, I., "Conserving wetlands: Valuation of Indirect Use Benefits of a Wetland of Dhaka", International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 64-69, Feb 2014.
  • Uddin, Y. S. and Rafiq, R., "Citizen Assisted Environmental Pollution Measurements in Developing Cities", International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 70-76, Feb 2014
  • Rafiq, R., Islam, I. and Rahman, M., "Economic valuation of demarcated western floodplains of Dhaka", Proceedings of International Conference on "Bridging the Policy Action Divide: Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Development Initiatives (BDI) and Center for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, California, USA, Feb 22-24, 2013.
  • Authored a book on “Ecological City Building: A Movement Towards an Eco-Friendly City” published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing House, 2010 (http://www.amazon.com/Ecological-City-Building-Movement-Eco-Friendly/dp/3843385211).
  • A contributor to the book “Eco-city Planning: Images and Ideas” published jointly by Work for Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust, Health Bridge and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in November, 2008.
  • Article on “Planned Cities of India: Delhi and Chandigarh”, May 2007, published in Cityscape on Planning Concern, Vol. II (Publication of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET)

 

Presentation and Talks

  • Presented paper on "Recreational Value of a Wetland of Dhaka: An Application of Travel Cost Method", in 12th International Asian Urbanization Conference on Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health: Challenges for Twenty First Century, Banaras, India, Dec 28-30, 2013.
  • Presented paper on "Urban Concentration in Bangladesh: Role of Small and Medium Sized Urban Centers", paper accepted in 12th International Asian Urbanization Conference on Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health: Challenges for Twenty First Century, Banaras, India, Dec 28-30, 2013.
  • Delivered a talk on "Wetlands of Dhaka: Trend of Loss and Its Economic Valuation", at Planning Week Seminar on Climate Change and Wetland Conservation, organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 7-8, 2012.
  • Presented a paper on "Conserving wetlands: Valuation of Indirect Use Benefits of a Wetland of Dhaka", in International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2013), organized by Asia Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society, Melaka, Malaysia, Oct 5-6, 2013.
  • Delivered a talk on "Conserving Wetlands: Economic Valuation of A Wetland of Dhaka", at Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Water and Waste, jointly organized by Centre for Science and Environment and Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 4, 2013.
  • Delivered a talk on "Non-motorized Transport (NMT) in Dhaka", at Workshop on Air Quality and Sustainable Transportation Challenge in South Asian Cities, a joint initiative of Centre for Science and Environment, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority and Work for Better Bangladesh Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 30, 2013.
  • Presented a paper on "Economic valuation of demarcated western floodplains of Dhaka", in International Conference on "Bridging the Policy Action Divide: Challenges and Prospects for Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Development Initiatives (BDI) and Center for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley, California, USA, Feb 22-24, 2013.

 

Professional Activities

  • Preparation of “Layout plan indicating walkways, driveways and landscaping along Gulshan-Banani-Mohakhali Lake and Gulshan-Baridhara Lake”, Dhaka, 2009.
  • Preparation of “Layout plan for ‘zero height’ area”, Uttara, Dhaka (restricted area by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, according to Civil Aviation Rules, 1984 for Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka), 2009.
  • Preparation of “Land use plan of low lying area adjacent to Sonargaon Hotel Complex”, Dhaka, 2009.
  • Supervision of “Bus Route Franchise” project from Azimpur to Uttara Route, initiated by Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Board (DTCB), Dhaka City Corporation, as a representative from RAJUK (Capital Development Authority), 2009.
  • Supervision of “Introduction of School Bus” project from Mirpur to Azimpur Route, initiated by Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Board (DTCB), Dhaka City Corporation, as a representative from RAJUK (Capital Development Authority), 2009.

 

Trainings and Workshops

  • Short course on “Land Use Planning” jointly organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE) and URP department BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-24 August, 2008.
  • Short course on “Urban Rain Water Harvesting” jointly organized by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India and WaterAid, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 24-27 October, 2010.
  • Short course on “Design in AutoCAD and Solid Works” organized by Directorate of Continuing Education (DCE), BUET, Bangladesh, 22-24 September, 2011.
  • Short course on “Qualitative Research Methodology” organized by Technical Training Unit, Icddr,b, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2-13 September, 2012.
  • Short course on “Introduction to TransCAD” organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, Bangladesh, under UGC granted Higher Quality Education Enhancement Program (HEQEP), 26-30 September, 2012.
  • Short course on “Introduction to Statistica” organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, Bangladesh, under UGC granted Higher Quality Education Enhancement Program (HEQEP), 5-6 October, 2012.

 

Professional Membership

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