Afsana Haque

Professor
afsanahaque@urp.buet.ac.bd

Academic Qualifications:

  • PhD (2008), The University of Tokyo

    Dissertation Title: Optimizing urban land use allocation from stakeholders’ perspective: Case study of Dhanmondi residential area, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • MURP (2005), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

    Thesis Title: Regional development in Bangladesh: A spatial analysis through input-output model

  • BURP (2003), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

    Thesis Title: Functional and land use classification of Paurashavas




Research Interests:

  • Spatial Analysis

  • Land/Space Use Optimization

  • Econometric Analysis

  • Modeling of Regional Economies

  • Game Theory and its Application in Planning Problems




Journal publications:

  • Hasan, M. M. U., Haque, A., Islam, I. and Akther, M. S. (2020) “Potential of Introducing Community-based Mobility Scheme (CoMS) in Dhaka: An Exploratory Study” Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Science Research 1(1), pp. 29-47.

  • Afrose, S., Riyadh, A. M. and Haque, A. (2019) “Cores of Dhaka City: Area Delimitation and Comparison of Their Characteristics” Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science 3(2), pp. 521-560. URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41685-019-00112-z

  • Sharmin, N., Haque, A. and Islam, M. M. (2019) “Generating Alternative Land-use Allocation for Mixed Use Areas: Multi-Objective Optimization Approach” Geographical Analysis 51(4) pp. 448-474. URLhttps://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12181

  • Haque, A. and Aktar, M. (2016) “Public Sector Housing Initiative for Low-Income People: Evidence from ‘Uttara Model Town’ Project, Dhaka” Global Built Environment Review 10(1), pp. 27-42. URL: http://globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Aktar-and-Haque.pdf

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2016) “Regional Impact of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Analysis” International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 7, pp. 312-327. URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s13753-016-0100-y

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2018) “Natural Disasters in Bangladesh: Impact Analysis through Input-Output Model” Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners11, pp. 11-19. URL: http://www.bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/20200620233331.pdf

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) “Rice Yield, Submergence and Climate Change: Evidence from Coastal Barisal, Bangladesh” Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, 25 (2) pp.14-32. URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1018529120150202

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) “Impact of Flood Disasters in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, pp. 266-275. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.07.001

  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2014) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation for Planners and Real Estate Developers” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems46, pp. 57-69. URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.04.004

  • Jamal, S., Rahman, S., Rahman, S. and Haque A. (2012) “Visitors’ Opinion and Preference about Ahsan Manzil, Old Dhaka: An Exploratory Study” Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners 5, pp. 139-150. URL: http://www.bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/20130820140730.pdf

  • Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2011) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation: Case Study of Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh” Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 38(3), pp. 388-410. URL: https://doi.org/10.1068/b35041

  • Haque, A., Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Ferdous, F. (2000) “Compact Township: A Critical Overview” Asian Affairs22(2), pp. 50-56.

  • Majumder, T. A., Nur, S. M. Shihab and Haque, A. (2018) “A Study on Characteristics of Small-Scale Plastic Industries in Dhaka North and South City Corporations” Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners11, pp. 11-19. URL: http://www.bip.org.bd/SharingFiles/journal_book/20200620234020.pdf




Contribution In Published Books:

  • Haque, A. (2004), “Environmental Management in the Strategies and Policies for Rural Infrastructure Development”, Rahman M. M., Alam, M. J. B., Ali, M. A., Ali, M. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (Eds.) Contemporary Environmental Challenges, Centre for Environmental and Resource Management (CERM) and International Training Network (ITN) Centre, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 93-104.




Conference and Seminar Proceedings:

  • Jahan, S. and Haque, A.(2013) “Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis” published in CD at the workshop on Institutional Strengthening of Climate Change Study Cell at BUET for Knowledge Generation and Human Resource Development, organized by Climate Change Study Cell at BUET, 26 August, 2013.

  • Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2006) “An Analysis of Bangladesh’s Regional Economic Structure through Input-Output Model”, article published in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Urban Planning, NTUT, Taipei, Taiwan, August 11-13, 2006.

  • Parvin, G. A. and Haque, A. (2004) “Gram Sarkar for Rural Development-A Critical Discourse” article published in the World Habitat Day 2004 Souvenir on Cities-Engines of Rural Development, Centre for Urban Studies (CUS), Dhaka and Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP).

  • Mahbub-un-Nabi, A. S. M., Haque, A., Ferdous, F., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Hasan, M. M. U. (2003) “Urban Housing Market towards a Demand Responsive Supply”, article published in the proceedings of the International Seminar ‘Architecture: Overcoming Constraints’, Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, June 11-13, 2003.

  • Rashid, S., Haque, A., Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Ferdous, F. (2002)“Gender Inequality in Rural Built Environment: The Impact of Compact Township”, article published in the proceedings of the International Symposium ‘Gender and Built Environment’, Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad, India, February 7-8, 2002.




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Research Grants and Other Professional Attachments:

  • Member, Consulting Team for Preparation of Terms of Reference for Upazila Master Plan project under URMIDP of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), GoB.

  • Presenter, “Participation and contribution of women in planning education and profession: Bangladesh context” at the 49th Annual International Convention of History at TSC, Dhaka.

  • Panelist, in the session titled, Prioritizing climate change adaptation and local level resilience in cities in Bangladesh, in the Second Annual National Conference on Urban Resilience to Climate Change, organized by Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS).

  • Convener, UTC-BUET, Dhaka 2017, jointly organized by Department of Architecture and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET under World Urban Campaign (WUC) of UN-Habitat. URL: http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/events/road-map-implementation-new-urban-agenda-involvement-multi-stakeholders-development-process

  • Resource Person, Foundation course on Social Science Research Methodology, organized by Center for Regional Development Studies (CRDS) and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET; funded by Social Science Research Council, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, GoB.

  • Speaker at the round table conference on ‘Environment friendly construction’ organized by the Daily Prothom Alo and supported by Crown Cement and Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI). URL: http://epaper.prothom-alo.com/view/dhaka/2017-02-13/20

  • Training Expert, Urban Climate Change Partnership for Bangladesh Project within the mainstreaming climate change into urban policies project (Cities and Climate Change Initiative Programme), jointly implemented by UN-Habitat, UNESCAP and UNEP.

  • Member, Research Group, 'Planning and Prioritisation of Rural Roads in Bangladesh' funded by UKaid through Regional Community Access Partnership (ReCAP) programme. http://research4cap.org/Library/DURP-BUET_2016_PrioritisationRuralRoads-InceptionReport_ReCAP_BAN2072A_160720.pdf

  • Member, Editorial Committee for World Habitat Day 2016 Souvenir Publication, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Member, Souvenir Publication Sub Committee, World Habitat Day 2016, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Member, Seminar Organization Sub Committee, World Habitat Day 2016 Seminar, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Resource Person, Training course on River Engineering for BWDB Engineers under BWDB Capacity Development Program of Flood and Riverbank Erosion Risk Management Investment Program (FRERMIP), organized by Department of Water Resource Engineering, BUET.

  • Member, Jury Board, Compact Township Competition, organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET in collaboration with Compact Township Foundation.

  • Member, Research Team, "A study on potential of community initiative for addressing transport and mobility need of neighborhoods in Dhaka" funded by Social Science Research Division, Planning Department, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Exhibition Coordinator, UTC-BUET, jointly organized by Department of Architecture and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET under World Urban Campaign (WUC) of UN-Habitat.

  • Discussant, Urban Thinker (UT) session I: Housing, jointly organized by Department of Architecture and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET under World Urban Campaign (WUC) of UN-Habitat.

  • Participant, Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) Constituent Group Session (Research and Academic), jointly organized by Department of Architecture and Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET under World Urban Campaign (WUC) of UN-Habitat.

  • Participant, Research group meeting of the "Urbanization and Migration in Bangladesh" study, organized by UNFPA.

  • Project Coordinator, 'Engaging Young Minds to Understand and Communicate Urban Problems' funded by The Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (the EMK Center).

  • Consultant, 'Studies for Setting up BRAC Campus' undertaken by Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), BUET, funded by BRAC University.

  • Speaker at the round table conference on 'Disaster Management and Role of Mass Media' organized by the Daily Prothom Alo and Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP-2). URL: http://epaper.prothom-alo.com/index.php?opt=view&page=12&date=2014-03-27

  • Co-Investigator, research component ‘Impact of Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis’ under the project “Institutional Strengthening of Climate Change Study Cell at BUET for Knowledge Generation and Human Resource Development” funded by the Climate Change Trust Fund, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Research associate, HEQEP (Higher Quality Education Enhancement Program) sub-project “Modernization of data analysis and simulation lab in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, BUET” under UGC.

  • Co-Investigator, research project “Climate Change, Submergence and Rice Yield: Evidence from Coastal Barisal, Bangladesh” funded by the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).

  • Member, Technical Working Group formed by Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) to review the documents of the Draft Detail Area Plan (DAP) for Dhaka.

  • Participant, Workshop on ‘Population and Housing Census Questionnaire-2021’, organized by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in collaboration with UNFPA Bangladesh.

  • Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science. https://www.springer.com/journal/41685/editors 

  • Training Coordinator, Training on Interactions between Land Use and Transportation organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET in collaboration with Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA).

  • Resource Person, Training on Interactions between Land Use and Transportation organized by Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET in collaboration with Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA).




Membership of Professional and Other Bodies:

  • Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), www.bip.org.bd

  • Member, Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA)

  • General member, Women Architects Engineers Planners Association (WAEPA), Bangladesh