Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)


Following the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation, Bangladesh is facing the challenges to meet the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the aspirations of its Perspective Plan (2021-2041). In the way forward, the country intends to deal its problems like phenomenal growth of urban population, regional inequalities, degraded environment, transportation problems, and over-exhaustion of natural resources in a planned way.

Being the oldest planning school in Bangladesh, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning is constantly on move to create an enabling environment for its students in order to produce competent graduates, who become confident in doing both spatial and sectoral planning. We try to educate our students with the up-to-date knowledge covering the broad spectrum of urban and regional planning that includes housing and community development, neighborhood design, land use planning, transportation planning, rural planning, regional development, physical infrastructure planning, environmental planning, climate change and disaster management, and urban management and governance.

Vision of the Department
The vision of the department is to become a leader in planning education, research, and innovation for a sustainable future.

Mission of the Department
a. To create an enabling and inclusive learning environment for pursuing transformative education, cutting-edge research, and innovation.
b. To train and motivate the graduates for contributing towards sustainable development through upholding ethical standards of the profession.
c. To educate the graduates with leadership qualities to serve humanity and nature with justice and equity.
d. To collaborate with national and international academia and organizations for providing solutions addressing local and global challenges.