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

Tasnim Feroze


Environmental Planning

Academic Biography

I am a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). My vision is to be an academician with a meaningful research engagement in the field of environmental planning and environmental economics. I aspire to engage in impactful research projects that aim to generate policy decisions related to environmental sustainability, ecological balance and environmental justice. I also want to educate and inspire my students, fellow colleagues and policy makers with my knowledge, understanding and research findings throughout my entire career and afterwards.

Educational Information
  • Master of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Durham University Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2016

Research Interests
  • Environmental Planning and Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Ecological Balance and Environmental Justice

All Publications
Ishrar Sameen, Tasnim Feroze
Spatial heterogeneity of ecological footprint of production: a district-level study of Bangladesh
Springer, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 2021
Publication Type: Journal Article
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In an era of environmental degradation, resource extraction needs to be restricted in proportion to natural capital’s regenerative capacity to nullify ecological overshoot. An investigation into spatial heterogeneity of ‘Ecological Footprint of Production’ (EFp) helps to examine spatial variation of human demand on nature due to production purposes. This study focuses on spatial variation in environmental impact of resource extraction by estimating EFp values for all 64 districts of Bangladesh. EFp is spatially varied across six land types in the following ranges 0.016–0.502 gha/capita for cropland; 0.016–0.637 gha/capita for grazing land; 0.004–0.194 gha/capita for fishing ground; 0.000–0.187 gha/capita for forest land; 0.00009–0.011 gha/capita for built-up land; and 0.000–1.192 gha/capita for carbon uptake land. Moreover, in this study, regions are delineated based on EFp values of six land types using ArcGIS-based standard deviation classification method. The region having the highest total EFp is located at the central-east part of Bangladesh. Among six types of land uses, cropland, grazing land and carbon uptake land contributed most in total EFp. Multiple linear regression modeling showed that population employed in service sector drives total EFp (gha) in negative direction and district population drives it in positive direction. Spatially segregated policy directions are recommended for restricting EFp to ensure reduced environmental degradation and increased production-based sustainability. Therefore, to promote sustainable sectoral enhancement plans and policies, this investigation facilitates regional policy guidelines based on sectoral magnitude of resource extraction.
Tasnim Feroze, Akter H. A., Chowdhury S., Ishrat Islam, Mohammad Shakil Akther, Mashraky R.
Community Based Solid Waste Management from Household to Secondary Collection Point: Case Study of Sir Syed Road and Iqbal Road Area
N/A, International Conference on Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, 2016
Publication Type: Conference Paper
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Tasnim Feroze, Tasnim, T., Islam, F., Siddiq, F.
Revitalization of Latif Bawany Jute Mills Ltd.: A Step towards Planned Sustainable Growth.
-, International Conference on Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, 2016
Publication Type: Conference Paper
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Tasnim Feroze, Tasnim, T.
Generating Public Demand for Green Buildings in Bangladesh: A Study on Prerequisite Policies, Fiscal Incentives and Regulatory Measures
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, Nagar Shoilee, 2015
Publication Type: Journal Article
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Tasnim Feroze, Tasfia Tasnim, Fariba Siddiq, Poushali Bhattacharjee, Jannatul Ferdous, Shammi Shawal
Mitigation Strategies to Reduce GHG Emission from Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry in Bangladesh
IACSIT Press, International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2014
Publication Type: Conference Paper
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The level of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in Bangladesh is very low compared to other countries of the world but it is appallingly affected by the vulnerability of climate change. The emission of GHG from Bangladesh was 126.6 MtCO 2 eq (metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent per capita) in 2010 which accounted to 0 .3% of global total GHG emission. This study aims to identify the sources of GHGs from agriculture, forestry and livestock sector in Bangladesh and proposes some ideas to mitigate emission from these sources. Emission from flooded rice fields, enteric fermentation, manure management, burning of agriculture residues, biomass burning are some imperative sources of GHGs. The actions for mitigating GHG emission involve midseason drainage, off-season incorporation of rice straw, substituting urea with ammonium sulphate, replacement of roughage with concentrated feed, use of dome digester, tillage and residue management, practice of bio-fuel instead of fossil-fuels, high efficiency fertilizer application and artificial and participatory woodlot plantation. The proposals prefer bottom-up approaches incorporating all possible stakeholders and intend to reduce substantial quantity of GHGs from the specified sectors.
Tasnim Feroze, Siddiq, F., Tasnim, T
Smart Growth: An Approach to Historical, Agricultural and Environmental Preservation
BIP, World Town Planning Day, 2011
Publication Type: Conference Paper
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