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Projects in Bangladesh

karailDhaka 1: Urban Livelihoods and Functionality of the City

The central research issue is the public urban space in informal settlements and the question of its functionality. Being a key factor to sustainable urban growth, the interface between statutory planning and ‘social regulation’ or informal planning at the grass-roots level is explored and future growth scenarios are developed.

Institutions: University of Dortmund, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Planning


Man counting money - sale of orange & melons - Sadarghat, Dhaka - B. Etzold 02/2007 Dhaka 2: The Megaurban Food System of Dhaka/Bangladesh

The project aims at understanding the functioning of Dhaka's food system and evaluates challenges to its resilience and to food security in terms of availability, accessibility and affordability of food. A special emphasis lies on the better understanding of the interfaces of formal and informal subsystems.

Institutions: University of Bonn, University of Heidelberg, Dhaka University, Dhaka Centre of Urban Studies


Dhaka_InnovateDhaka 3: Dhaka-INNOVATE

DHAKA-INNOVATE is centred on the informal settlements of Dhaka and focuses on three subtopics and their interrelations: 1. socioeconomic development, limitations, and improvement strategies; 2. on climatologic and air pollution effects from local to global scale and 3. public health issues related to socioeconomics, climate and air pollution.

Institutions: Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Bielefeld, Dhaka University


Dhaka_HazardDhaka 4: Dhaka-Hazard

Dhaka-Hazard focuses on the local impacts of climate change and the vulnerability and resilience of poor urban communities against flooding events.

Institutions: University of Bonn, University of Cologne, Dhaka University, Rajshahi University