Towards Urban City with Sustainable Buildings: A Model for Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Khalid Md. Bahauddin, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, Fahad Ahmed


Dhaka has experienced high economic growth escorted by rapid urbanization. Physical infrastructures of Dhaka city growing day by day with the swiftness of rapid urbanization. It revealed that most of the physical infrastructures i.e. buildings of Dhaka city did not follow the characteristics of sustainability resulting significant threats to well beings.  In this perspective, ensuring sustainability in building is time worthy issue in Bangladesh. This paper tried to address the issues of sustainable building as well as propose a sustainable and smart design which will swathe criteria of environment, social and economic sustainability for Dhaka city. If the majority of the objects of proposed design are met, the building will be more probable to meet the changing requirements of the settlers, as well as make it a more sustainable, protected, secure, efficient and environmentally friendly place in which to stay.

Keywords: Dhaka city, Smart materials, Sustainable design, Sustainable buildings

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