Dr. Shayer Ghafur LMS Admin
Dr. Shayer Ghafur, FIAB Professor, Dept. of Architecture, BUET
Ph.D School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, UK, 1997. B.Arch Dept. of Architecture, BUET, 1989.
Book and Book Chapters:
Lead Editor with Gomes, C. D., Tariquzzaman, M and Roy, S. (Eds.) (2020), Housing through Homesteads. Type Design of Affordable-Resilient Houses in Bangladesh, Design Research Documentation Series 1. Dhaka: Dept. of Architecture, BUET.
Introduction, Ghafur, S., Gomes, C. D., Tariquzzaman, M and Roy, S. (Eds.) (2020), Housing through Homesteads. Type Design of Affordable-Resilient Houses in Bangladesh, Design Research Documentation Series 1. Dhaka: Dept. of Architecture, BUET,
Imprints of the Changing Doctrines on Housing in Dhaka, Roxana Hafiz and A. K. M. Golam Rabbani (Eds.), 400 Years of Capital Dhaka and Beyond, 3: Urbanization and Urban Development, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, August, 2011, 153-168.
Space: Architecture, South Asia, Suad Joseph (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, 4, Leiden, NL: Brill Publishers, 1-3, 2006.
Cities: Homelessness, South Asia, Suad Joseph (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, 4, Leiden, NL: Brill Publishers, 8-10, 2006.
Bangladesh, D. Levinson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Homelessness, Thousand Oaks, CA and London: Sage Publications, 2004.
Contributor to Contemporary Architecture in Bangladesh, Zahiruddin, A.H., Imamuddin A. H., and Khan, M.M. (Eds.), Dhaka: Institute of Architects Bangladesh, 1990.
Journal Publications (selected 10):
Spatial and Social Adaptations: A Post-occupancy Evaluation of Multi-storey Social Housing in Dhaka. Protibesh (Journal of the Dept. of Architecture, BUET), 13 (2), 35-47, 2009.
(second author with Farhan Sirajul Karim): Use of Dochala Form as an Image in Architecture in Bengal, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 53 (2), 2008, 239-262.
Situating Practice within Diversity: Homelessness and Human Development in Bangladesh, The Journal of Social Studies. (Journal of Centre for Social Studies, Dhaka), 112, 2006, 44-64.
Social Exclusion and Residential Densification: Implications for Integration of the Urban Poor in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Protibesh (Journal of the Dept. of Architecture, BUET), 10 (1), 2006, 3-15.
Home for Human Development: Policy Implications for Homelessness in Bangladesh, International Development Planning Review (formerly TWPR). 26 (3), 2004, 231-256.
Undoing Heroicization of Louis Kahn in Bangladesh, Protibesh (Journal of the Dept. of Architecture, BUET), 9 (1), 2004, 51-53.
Gender Implications of Space Use in Home-based Work: Evidence from Slums in Bangladesh, Habitat International, 26 (1), 2002, 33-50.
Beyond Homemaking: The Role of Slum Improvement in Home-based Income Generation in Bangladesh, Third World Planning Review (TWPR), 23 (2), 2001, 111-135.
A Settlement Typology Approach to Home-based Income Generation: The Case of Slums in Intermediate-sized Cities, Bangladesh, Oriental Geographer (Journal of the Bangladesh Geographical Society), 45 (2), July, 2001, 1-16.
Entitlement to Patronage: social construction of household claims on Slum Improvement Projects, Bangladesh, Habitat International, 24 (3), 2000, 241-268.
Conferences (national and international conferences/seminars):
Proceedings (selected 10):
(First author with Labib Hossain, Samia Shermin and Nusrat Jahan Mim) Prospect of an Ecosophic Projects for Gram-Bangla’s Transformation in an Emerging Urban: Reflections on Compact Townships, BDI 2015 International Conference on Development and Democracy in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects, Bangladesh Development Initiatives (BDI), CD Proceedings, University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco, 6-8 November, 2015.
Possible Dwelling: Situated Urbanism and Housing in Dhaka, International Workshop on Global Urban Frontiers. Asian Cities in Theory, Practice and Imagination, CD Proceedings. Asia Research Institute and NUS Global Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 8-9 September, 2010.
Spatial and Social Adaptations: A Post-occupancy Evaluation of Multi-storey Social Housing in Dhaka. CD Proceedings, The Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research 2007 Conference Transformations in Housing, Urban Life, and Public Policy, 30 August-1 September, 2007, Seoul, Korea, 733-746.
(First author with Anisur Rahaman and Farhan Sirajul Karim) Studio Discourse in Searching Liberating Alternatives: Dhaka Experience. Proceedings, Asia-Urbs and Asia-Link International Conference Emerging South Asian Urban Design Practices and Paradigms, 7-9 June, 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 75-92.
Dhaka after Kahn. Proceedings, International Seminar Architecture: Overcoming Constraints, 11-13 June, 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh. pp.219-225.
Adaptations Mechanism in Multistory Social Housing in Dhaka. Proceedings, International Seminar Architecture: Overcoming Constraints, 11-13 June, Dhaka, Bangladesh. pp. 24-30.
Development Begins at Home: Policy Implications for Homelessness in Cities in Bangladesh. Proceedings, the XXX IAHS World Congress on Housing, 9-13 September 2002, Coimbra, Portugal.
Urban Poor Home-based Work and Development in Bangladesh: an Entitlement Perspective. Proceedings, the CARDO International Conference on Housing, Work and Development: The Role of Home-Based Enterprises, 26-28 April, 2000, in University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 126-138.
The Role of Home-based Income Generation in Local Economic Development: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods. Evidence from Bangladesh. Proceedings, the International Seminar on Human Resources Development for Sustained Economic Growth and Poverty Alleviation as well as Progress in the Member states of the IOC. Organized by Islamic Institute of Technology, 11 – 13 April, 1999, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 207-216.
Urban Poor Home-based Income Generation: Lessons for Action Against Poverty in Bangladesh, paper presented on the theme Shelter, Employment and the Informal City in Florence Conference – Governance and Participation: Practical Approaches to Urban Poverty Reduction. Towards Cities for the New Generation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Poverty, p. 35, (9-13 November, 1997), Florence, organized by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).
Presentations (selected 10):
Resilient Dwelling: Inter-scalar Responses to Internal Displacements in Bangladesh, thematic Inaugural session presentation at the Urban Thinkers Campus-4 on Approach to Inter-scalar Resilience-settlement Linkages, 6-8 December, 2019, Council Building, BUET
Scalar Responses for Housing the Displaced in Bangladesh: Design Ideation for Policy Implications, invited speaker to the Bangladesh Housing Forum 1st National Seminar on Building Collaborations for Housing Impacts, 23-24 April, 2019, Dhaka.
Framing Places for the DISplaced in Bangladesh, presentation at the International Seminar on Architecture for the Displaced: Exploring Interventions for Sustainable and Resilient Communities, 12 April, 2019, BUET
Workshop Introduction, UNEP-BUET Workshop on Technical Training for Social Housing Stakeholders in Bangladesh, Dept. of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 26-27 April, 2014, Dhaka.
Notional Implications of Sustainable Housing in Dhaka, invited lecture in Asian University for Women (AUW), Chittagong, 29 November 2013,
Winner Takes All: Neo-liberal Construction of Housing Divide in Dhaka, presentation as a Plenary Speaker at the Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) International Conference on Neoliberalism and Urbanization in Asia Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities for Housing, The University of Hong Kong, 8-10 December, 2011.
Re-imagining Housing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 698th Geographical Colloquium lecture given at the Dept. of Geography, Bonn University on 12 May, 2010.
Disappearing Rationale: Consequences of Neo-liberalism for Formal-Informal Housing in Dhaka, presentation at the Scientific Colloquium of the Scientific Priority Program (SSP) 1233 “MegacitiesMegachallenge” of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Berlin, 10-11 May, 2010.
Interfacing Separate Spheres: Reflections on Housing as a Contested Site of Sustainability, workshop on Constructing Sustainability–ethics, techniques or aesthetics, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 13 February 2009.
Situated Sustainability: Postcolonial Critique of Urbanism and Housing, Graduate Seminar on Urban Infrastructure, Housing and Sustainability, Faculty of Social Sciences and Arts, National University of Singapore, 12 February 2009.
Completed funded Research Reports:
Socio-spatial Adaptation for Living and Livelihood: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of Multi-storey Low-income Housing in Dhaka with funds from the Committee for Advanced Studies and Research (CASR), BUET. 2005.
The nature, extent and eradication of homelessness in developing countries: The Case of Bangladesh, carried out in ten developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Funds from the Department for International Development (DFID), UK, and Dr. Graham Tipple as principal researcher, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). September 2001 – February 2002.
Completed Supervision of M.Arch/Ph.D thesis:
A Phenomenological Study of Perception of Dochala Form as an Image, Farhan Serajul Karim, M.Arch thesis, 2007.
Women’s Negotiation of Domestic Space: An Investigation into Gender Issues in Low- Income Housing of Dhaka, Sultana Zakia Rahman, M.Arch thesis, 2013.
Spaces for Social Interaction: A Post-occupancy Evaluation of Real-estate Apartments in Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Zareen Habiba Islam, M.Arch thesis, 2013.
The Role of Rural Home-Based Enterprises on the Housing Transformation in Sirajganj, Masud ur Rashid, M.Arch thesis, 2013.
Relation between Housing and Social Capital: The Case study in Farashganj, Dhaka, Rubana Sadia Alam, M.Arch Thesis, 2019.
Perceptions and Problems of Single-Young Adult Households Housing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asma Siddiqa, M.Arch Thesis, 2019.
Research Grants and Awards/Honorable Mentions:
Otto Koenigsberger Prize by the Editorial Board of the Habitat International for the paper ‘Entitlement to Patronage: social construction of household claims on Slum Improvement Project, Bangladesh’ for 2000, Volume 24 (May, 2001).
Commonwealth Scholarship to carry out Ph.D research in Architecture in the Postgraduate Research School, within the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, UK (October, 1992).
Event organizer or Coordinator:
Convener, Self-Assessment Committee for Quality Assurance in Architectural Education at BUET, initiated by the University Grants Commission under the Ministry of Education with finance from the World Bank 2016-18.
Workshop Coordinator, UNEP-BUET Workshop on Technical Training for Social Housing Stakeholders in Bangladesh, Dept. of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 26-27 April, 2014, Dhaka.
Organized ARCASIA FORUM 12 International Seminar on Globalization and Asian Architecture as Member Secretary, Seminar Committee, 10-11 December 2003, Dhaka.
Organized International Seminar Architecture: Overcoming Constraints, 11-13 June, 2003, held at Dhaka as Member Secretary, Seminar Organising Committee.