Niaz Mahmud Zafri


Academic Qualifications:

  • MURP (Ongoing)

    Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • BURP (2019)

    Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Thesis Title: Pedestrian Road Crossing Behavior at Intersections in Dhaka

  • HSC (2014)

    Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) from Government Science College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • SSC (2012)

    Secondary School Certificate (SSC) from Ideal School and College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interests:

  • Transportation Planning

  • Transportation Safety

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • Urban Planning

  • Spatial Analysis

Journal publications:

  • Zafri, N. M., Jahangir, A., Prithul, A. A., Rahman, M., Sharmin, N., & Islam, I. (2019). Who Uses Urban Parks? A Study of User Characteristics and Activity Patterns of Ramna Park, Dhaka. International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Rony, A. I., & Adri, N. (2019). Analysis of Pedestrian Crossing Speed and Waiting Time at Intersections in Dhaka. Infrastructures, MDPI. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Rony, A. I., & Adri, N. (2019). Study on Pedestrian Compliance Behavior at Vehicular Traffic Signals and Traffic-Police-Controlled Intersections. International Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems Research, Springer. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Sameen, I., Jahangir, A., Tabassum, N., & Hasan, M. M. U. (2020). A Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Approach for Quantification of Accessibility to Market Facilities in Rural Areas: An Application in Bangladesh. GeoJournal, Springer. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Sultana, R., Himal, M. R. H., & Tabassum, T. (2020). Factors Influencing Pedestrians’ Decision to Cross the Road by Risky Rolling Gap Crossing Strategy at Intersections in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Accident Analysis & Prevention, Elsevier. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Prithul, A. A., Baral, I., & Rahman, M. (2020). Exploring the Factors Influencing Pedestrian-Vehicle Crash Severity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Taylor & Francis. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Rony, A. I., Rahman, M. H., & Adri, N. (2020). Comparative risk assessment of pedestrian groups and their road-crossing behaviours at intersections in Dhaka, Bangladesh. International Journal of Crashworthiness, Taylor & Francis. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Nurullah, M., Neema, M. N., & Waliullah, M. (2021). Spatial accessibility to healthcare facilities in coastal region of Bangladesh. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [Link]

  • Rahman, M. H.*, Zafri, N. M.*, Akter, T., & Pervaz, S. (2021). Identification of Factors Influencing Severity of Motorcycle Crashes in Dhaka, Bangladesh Using Binary Logistic Regression Model. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Taylor & Francis. [*Shared First Author] [Link]

  • Rahman, M. H.*, Zafri, N. M.*, Ashik, F. R., Waliullah, M., & Khan, A. (2021). Identification of risk factors contributing to COVID-19 incidence rates in Bangladesh: A GIS-based spatial modeling approach. Heliyon, Elsevier/ Cell Press. [*Shared First Author]. [Link]

Conference and Seminar Proceedings:

  • Tabassum, K., Esti, M.L.M., Sultana, R., Siddika, S., Zafri, N.M., Hasan, M.M.U., Debnath, A.K., Tabassum, N. (2019). Redesigning Intersections for Enhancing Pedestrian Safety: A Study of Three Accident-Prone Intersections of Dhaka. Article published in the proceedings of International Conference on Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP 2019), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Dhaka, Bangladesh. October 5 - 6, 2019. [Link]

  • Zafri, N. M., Khan, A., Jamal, S., & Alam, B. M. (2021). Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Active Transport in Bangladesh. Paper presented in International e-Conference on Pandemics and Transport Policy (ICPT2020), Japan. December 7-11, 2020. [Link]

Membership of Professional and Other Bodies:

  • Associate Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)

  • Member, Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA)

  • Member, BUET Planners

  • Member, Regional Science Association International (RSAI)

  • Member, American Association of Geographers (AAG)