Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkages


Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkages

6 Dec 2019 to 8 Dec 2019
, Bangladesh

1. Title of the Campus: Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkages

2. Lead Partner Organization: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Department of Architecture
3. Other Partner Organizations: 
  1. Ministry of Housing & Public Works, Gob,
  2. Ministry of Local Governemnt & Rural Development, GoB,
  3. Dhaka South City Corporation (DCC) GoB,
  4. Dhaka North City Corporation (DCC) GoB,
  5. Urban Development Directorate (UDD), GoB,
  6. Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkhaya (RAJUK),
  7. Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (IAB),
  8. Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP),
  9. Khulna University (KU), Bangladesh,
  10. Jahangirnagar University (JU), Bangladesh,
  11. SREDA, IEB Building (9 & 10th floor), Ramna, Dhaka
  12. The Daily Star, Bangladesh,
  13. The daily Prothom Alo, Bangladesh,
  14. NTV, Bangladesh
  15. Channel I, Bangladesh,
4. UTC Date: 
6th December to 8th December
5. Location / Venue: 

ARI-ITN Building, Department of Architecture, Seminar Room, BUET Facilities- One Seminar room (250 persons) & Seven Meeting rooms (30-80 persons) with Projection facility Location- BUET Campus, Palasee, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, http://www.buet

6. Language: English 
7. Description of the Campus: 

Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkage

Bangladesh has lately been going through rapid spatial transformation across the urban-rural continuum. Ensuring increased mobility of people, connectivity among urban centers, and delivery of services and goods across the national geographical space has become an agenda to prepare Bangladesh a middle-income country by 2021, attain UN SGD 2030 and become a developed country by 2041. Her following the path to a growth-driven economy has to negotiate vulnerabilities arising from climate change induced shocks and stresses and recurring natural disasters. Therefore, resilient capacities of settlement has to be in place across the rural-urban continuum: an inter-scalar approach that links hierarchy of settlements vertically, and deals sectorial settlement issues horizontally. Thematic engagements for resilience-settlement linkages are explored within the following three broad fields: housing and settlements, urban design and landscape, and energy and environment.

Housing and Settlement:

Objective: to identify sources of vulnerability for resilience responses in scale. In the rural end of the continuum, how house, household and homestead land negotiate the vectors of resilience are discussed to deploy strategic interventions in housing design within homestead land. While in the urban end of the continuum, how inter-dependent infrastructure make linkages with house and communities are explored to make neighborhood resilient

Urban Design and Landscape:

Objective: To identify the scope of open space, Play grounds and parks in urban areas and the rural landscape in response to resilience and vulnerability reduction in extreme events. A designed framework of open space not only significantly contributes to the quality of everyday urban life, but also has the latent capacity to facilitate recovery in disaster-prone environments. How urban and rural open space network can encourage adaptive response following a disaster or emergency situation in any settlement remains the prime concern.

Energy & Environment

Objective: To explore opportunities that exist within cities for tackling climate change following the principle of time- tested indigenous layout which has developed according to contextual requirements. City is a major sources of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect—a potentially dangerous heat event expected to increase along with global warming. The development and morphology of the UHI directly affects outdoor thermal and climatic comfort, and as well indirectly, affects human health and urban energy use over numerous spatio-temporal scales.

8. UTC Programme: 

  • Presentation in 2/3 Parallel Sessions - A number of Keynote papers on selected topics (housing and settlements, urban design and landscape, and energy and environment)
  • Round Tables – Group Discussions on the selected topics among the local and international stakeholders, Media and Experts.
  • Drafting Sessions – Preparation of  Summary of Sessions
  • Urban lab – Tours to Urban & Rural sites
9. List of Speakers / Moderators: TBC
10. Contact: Professor Nasreen Hossain PhD
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