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Projects in Bangladesh

karailDhaka 1: Urban Livelihoods and Functionality of the City

The central research issue was 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 was explored and future growth scenarios were 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 aimed 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 was put 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 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 focused 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