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Faculty members of URP congratulated new Dean Professor Dr. Ishrat Islam
Apr 15, 2022
Faculty members from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning met and congratulated Professor Dr. Ishrat Islam, the new Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, BUET. Prof. Islam is a prolific researcher and an authority in wetland conservation, low-income housing, and risk-sensitive land use planning in Bangladesh. She is one of the co-pioneers of academic teaching on participatory planning in Bangladesh. As an adviser to many nationally important development projects, Prof. Islam has been playing a key role in upholding social and environmental justice in planning and development decision-making. She was the Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUET from March 2015 to April 2017 and was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, BUET on 14 April 2022.