2021 International Conference: 27th World Congress of Architects

Environmentally Qualitative Assessment of Dhaka’s Urban Space and its Quantitative Parameters

International Proceedings

Author(s): Shabab Raihan Kabir

Abstract: The eco-design is designing the built-environment as a system considering the ecological footprint of the area. The outlook on urban quality is changing nowadays, as a part of general shift in cultural values. The need for change is primarily a result of the continuous process of intensification of land use. Openness has become an important issue in Dhaka today. The purpose of this paper is to assess qualitative parameters of dynamics of the urban spaces and its environmental degradation. The study identified the causes of deteriorating urban environment at Dhaka and over all other cities of Bangladesh to that of the lack of public awareness towards their life style and pattern of living. The buildings, concrete surfaces, vehicles and industrial activity of urban areas of Bangladesh have caused cities to maintain higher temperatures than their surrounding countryside. Globalization has given us the freedom to adapt to newer possibilities. When it comes to the Global options of materials and techniques of Constructions we need to make our approach more scientific, respecting to the law of nature through its ecological context in this age of accelerated degradation. Increasingly one is realizing that architectural processes and planning practices have ecological consequences that significantly degrade the environment. In a sustainable development perspective, we must address the quality and sustainability of our use of natural resources and ecosystems, threats of global change, and the impact of production and use of energy, which is essential to our economies and to our way of life, and also centrally important in environmental problems. Their depletion systematically undermines the well being of people. Livelihoods disappear, resource conflicts emerge, land becomes barren, and resources become increasingly costly or unavailable. This depletion is exacerbated by the growth in human population as well as by changing lifestyles that are placing more demand on natural resources. As cities grow ever more densely developed, so the remaining green spaces grow ever more important for the well being of the cities’ inhabitants and it is believed that Bangladesh being in the tropical area is better placed to tap the ecological resources in their built environment design.

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