Department of Architecture, BUET hosted UTC-BUET 2019, during 6-8 December 2019 at BUET campus for the third consecutive time. The UTC is an initiative of UN-Habitat to bring academicians, practitioners, experts, professionals and all other relevant stakeholders working for a common goal for sustainable urban future. The three day Campus was associated with Opening Session, Three Parallel Sessions and Round table Discussion, Exhibition, Urban Lab (Documentary & Tour) and Plenary & Closing Session.
The opening session of UTC-BUET 2019 has started today with the welcome address by Professor Dr. Nasreen Hossain, Head Department of Architecture, BUET and Convener of the event, Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman MP, Honorable State Minister of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief of Government of Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh graced the opening session as the Chief Guest, Ar. Jalal Ahmed, President, Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) conveyed his speech as the special guest and Dr. Saiful Islam, Honorable Vice-Chancellor of BUET has chaired the session. Ar. Ishtiaque Zahir, Co-Director, UIA SDG Commission, delivered an introductory speech on Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC). Prof. Dr. Shayer Ghafur, Prof. Dr. Farida Nilufar, and Prof. Dr. Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning also delivered their valuable thematic speeches respectively on Housing and Settlement, Urban Design and Landscape and Environment and Energy. The three-day-long exhibition was inaugurated by the Honorable State Minister of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief of Government of Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.