Established in 2015, the Research and Design Program is dedicated to the research, design and planning of cities, settlements and landscapes. The aim of the program is to facilitate planned physical future of Bangladesh along with socio-economic development. Operating in various scales from national to small neighborhood, the key focus of the program includes small towns, public space, and public transport, livability in high density, hydrology, landscape and settlements. In collaboration with various government, non-government, local and international institutions, the program has a diverse operation.
We propose a “Dhaka Nexus” in which the city and its greater neighborhoods – the region – are brought under an active and coordinated planning net. In the nexus, selected existing nodes across the region may be revitalized by relocating and distributing commerce, institutions, and government offices in a uniform way.
December 20, 2017