Bangladesh

Bangladesh
A push from government, donors, NGOs and the U.N. yields a big success on public health.
AZM Anas August 14, 2017

The nation’s largest planned metropolis is touted as clean, green and affordable, the Dhaka Tribune reports. 

December 7, 2016

The Dhaka-based charity BRAC is encouraging young entrepreneurs to dream up ideas for improving health, transit and employment.

November 9, 2016

Financial accountability, transparency and gender equality are among the key priorities, Prothom Alo reports.

September 21, 2016

Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports. 

August 17, 2016

The capital of Bangladesh plans to absorb 16 adjacent, fast-urbanizing communities so it can extend municipal services to them, The Daily Star reports. 

May 11, 2016

The technology could pinpoint where emergency vehicles should be stationed and how many are needed, the U of T News reports. 

December 28, 2015
Finding a path to land tenure in a country with few protections for the urban poor.
AZM Anas November 13, 2015
The Bangladeshi capital, already bulging, is expected to grow to 26 million people by 2035. A recent Urban Thinkers Campus assessed prospects for intermediary cities, risk planning and more.
AZM Anas November 11, 2015
Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.
AZM Anas July 16, 2015

Census data show that Dhaka alone has more than a million slum dwellers, BDNews24.com reports.

July 2, 2015

Ending child labor and enhancing worker safety are among the challenges Dhaka faces in overhauling waste management, the Daily Star reports. 

June 3, 2015

The division of Dhaka into “north” and “south” means two mayors now share the responsibility of governing this impoverished megacity, The Daily Star reports.  

May 28, 2015
Salina Hayat Ivy is known for honest leadership and tireless advocacy for the urban poor.
AZM Anas April 3, 2015

Beijing could be a model for overcoming urban woes on a grand scale, the United Nations Development Programme says.

January 20, 2015

A steady stream of migrants into Dhaka adds to the risks that this already overcrowded city faces from rising seas, Kenneth R. Weiss writes in Foreign Policy

July 7, 2014
Air pollution from the brick kilns near Bangladesh’s capital kills almost as many people each year as the infamous 2013 textile mill collapse. The brick makers are starting to clean up their act.
AZM Anas February 26, 2014

Bangladesh is a world leader in the switch to natural gas as an automotive fuel. But according to Green Car Congress, recent reserach shows the environmental impacts aren’t all positive.

December 12, 2013
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