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

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National seminar on “Global and Local Commitments for Low Income Housing in Cities: Present Context and Way Forward”
Jun 11, 2022

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET organized a national seminar on “𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐰 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐲 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝” on 11 June 2022 at Council Building, BUET. In this seminar, findings of three research work carried out in the department were presented and discussed among the relevant stakeholders. At first, Ms. Fairuz Noshin presented their work titled “Slums in Dhaka: Location, Area and Population”. Then, the research titled “Low Income Housing: Policy Guidelines and Existing Scenario” was presented by Ms. Nazifa Anzum and Ms. Sayeda Laizu Aktar. Finally, Ms. Moon Islam, Mr. Md. Sabbir Hossain Muni, and Mr. Md. Moshiur Rahman Khan discussed their work on “On-site Slum Upgradation of Dhaka Match Colony, Shyampur”. The Chief Guest of the program was 𝐌𝐫. 𝐌𝐝. 𝐀𝐭𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐥 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦, 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐫, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). It was chaired by Professor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder, honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET. Mr. Md. Mamun-Al-Rashid, Member (Secretary), Physical Infrastructure Division, Planning Commission and Professor Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BUET addressed the audience in the event as special guests. Dr. Khurshid Zabin Hossain Taufique, Director, Urban Development Directorate (UDD), Mr. Mir Manzurur Rahman, Chief Architect, Department of Architecture, Mr. Md. Ashraful Alam, Director General, Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI), and Mr. Md. Anisur Rahman Miah, Chairman, RAJUK also graced the occasion. In addition, representatives from government that is, DSCC, DNCC, Physical Infrastructure Division of Planning Commission, Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) and non-government organizations including UNDP, Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) provided valuable comments and feedback in the seminar.