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Emerging green spaces in North of Dhaka: suitability analysis in a dense urban settlement


Rehnuma, Manifa and Mohd Yusof, Mohd Johari and Abu Bakar, Shamsul (2017) Emerging green spaces in North of Dhaka: suitability analysis in a dense urban settlement. ALAM CIPTA, International Journal on Sustainable Tropical Design Research & Practice, 10 (2). pp. 26-32. ISSN 1823-7231; ESSN: 2289-3687


Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is acute of green spaces. The uncontrolled urban sprawl is encroaching the lands in the city. The Southern part of Dhaka, the oldest part, offers few large urban green spaces for cultural activity, recreation etc. But there is serious deficiency of neighbourhood and regional urban green open or public gathering space in Northern Dhaka, except the diplomatic zone. Hence, this paper aims to identify the potential lands that can be converted into urban green space by using spatial suitability analysis and GIS. Two aspects have been chosen for desired environmental quality: existing criteria and green indices. The suitability factors are as such: size, accessibility, buffer, Historic-cultural value, existing land use, density, flooding, and water body. These suitability factors are classified into four sets- high, moderate, low and no suitability. The findings assist to synthesize the appropriate land to be adapted as public open space in North of Dhaka. Ultimately, it will help to form a base for generating a greener city in the future.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Faculty of Design & Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Dhaka; Urban green spaces; Suitability analysis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 01:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 01:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59585
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