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

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Seminar on “Political Economy of Urban Green Spaces of Dhaka City”
Mar 20, 2023

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, shared the findings of research titled “Political Economy of Urban Green Spaces of Dhaka City” in a seminar on 20 March 2023 at Council Building, BUET. Professor Dr. Afsana Haque and Professor Dr. Asif-uz-Zaman Khan jointly presented the study findings on behalf of a five-member team. The study was carried out with a research grant awarded by the Community Partnerships to Strengthen Sustainable Development (COMPASS) program of the US Forest Service International Programs. The Chief Guest of the program was 𝐌𝐫. 𝐌𝐝. 𝐓𝐚𝐣𝐮𝐥 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦, 𝐌𝐏, 𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, GoB. It was chaired by Professor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, BUET. Dr. Muhammad N. Khan, Director, Economic Growth Office, USAID Bangladesh, and Professor Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BUET, addressed the audience as the Special and Honorable Guests, respectively. Mr. Justin Green, Asia Pacific Program Manager, USDA; Mr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin, Member (Planning), RAJUK; Mr. Abu Naser Khan, Chairman, Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA); Planner Fazle Reza Sumon, President, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP); Professor Dr. Ishrat Islam, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning; Professor Dr. Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, President, Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (IAB); Planner Maqsud Hashem, Chief Town Planner, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC); Mr. A.S.M. Raihanul Ferdous, Chief Engineer, RAJUK; Mr. Hossain M. Nishad, Conservator of Forrest, Bangladesh Forrest Department; Professor Emeritus Dr. A.T.M. Nurul Amin, AIT, Thailand; Professor Dr. Mohammad Jasim Uddin, Department of Botany, Dhaka University; Professor Dr. Sharif Hasan Limon, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Khulna University provided valuable comments and feedback in the seminar.