Md. Jahangir Alam

Rapid urbanization and changing land values in mega cities: implications for housing development projects in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This paper explores changing land values in the process of rapid urbanization in Dhaka, Bangladesh and its implications for urban land management and administration in the megacity. The study reveals that substantial increase in land values have resulted in land speculation among real estate and individual developers. Land values have increased by an average of.. Read More

sust cities and society

“The organized encroachment of land developers”—Effects on urban flood management in Greater Dhaka, Bangladesh

This paper presents the results of a Global Position System (GPS) survey and questionnaire survey of 195 plot buyers in land and housing development projects located in Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) area and violations of the DMDP policy on flood flow zones and retention ponds. The findings showed that developers have significantly converted 10,128.33.. Read More