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UTC BUET 2019 : Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkages

Start Date:

Friday, 06 December 2019

End Date:

Sunday, 08 December 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Venue: Department of Architecture, BUET


General Information about our Campus:

The Title of the Campus is “Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-Settlement Linkages”. Three-day campus will start with a formal inauguration and exhibition followed by three thematic sessions, round table discussions on each theme, urban lab, tours, urban movies, drafting session, plenary session and end with Dhaka declaration. The following description will give a brief overview of the thematic sessions in the Campus.

Bangladesh has lately been going through rapid spatial transformation across the urban-rural continuum. Ensuring increased mobility of people, connectivity among urban centres, 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 SDG 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 have 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 Themes: housing and settlements, urban design and landscape, and energy and environment.

Housing and Settlement:

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 neighbourhood 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 and Environment:

To explore opportunities that exist within cities for enhancing resilience in response to climate change, following the principle of time-tested indigenous layouts which has developed according to contextual requirements and inter-scalar needs. City is a major source of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect – a potentially dangerous heat event is expected to increase along with global warming. The development and morphology of the UHI directly affects outdoor thermal and climate comfort, and indirectly affects human health and urban energy use, over numerous spatio-temporal scales. The learning from a study of response to these inter-scalar challenges and their hierarchy will help to achieve resilience in future settlements.

UTC Host:

Department of Architecture,

Bangladesh University of  Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh


Participation & Registration Modalities:

The following information’s are required for registration and must be submitted before 30 November 2019 through the email address utcbuet2019@gmail.com :

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(Registration is open to all; no entry fee is required)