April 30, 2018

Collective behavior is a non-institutional activity in which several people voluntarily engage. Under collective behavior are several forms -- the crowd, the mass, the public and the social movements. Under 'crowd' are many types, including 'conventional crowds' which...

In 2016, Dhaka introduced a “car free day” in the city. The late Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, Mr. Annisul Huq (1952-2017) from the National Level Organization, declared to make two roads car free once a month. On 10th November 2017, city dwellers experienced...

March 27, 2018

Like individuals, cities that make the quickest and most efficient use of the emerging technologies stand to prosper the most. But keeping up with the pace of technological innovation is challenging and not all technologies are devoid of unwanted consequences. Urban pl...

The city of Dhaka with its ever increasing population and extending city boundary sometimes makes its inhabitants a bit confused: where is what? Who is doing what here? What for? But that fanatic feeling evaporates faster than it occurs to some of us. Living in this co...

February 28, 2018

Verso Books release a collection of essays to commemorate the 50th year of Henri Lefebvre's Right to the City. The collection is available for downloaded (free as of the present) at https://www.versobooks.com/books/2674-the-right-to-the-city

Included in this collec...

February 26, 2018

Access to safe and hygienic public toilets remain a daily struggle for women even in urban India. The poor condition and maintenance of washrooms have pushed women away from using them. Moreover, public restrooms usually do not cater for women-specific biological needs...

February 25, 2018

Today we recommend to read: "How to use the power of urban planning to tackle inequality" by Sonia Roitman

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February 15, 2018

Dhaka is the largest city of Bangladesh with around 20 million people but only a few urban services and infrastructures are accessible to all. Existing urban services and infrastructures in the megacity 'Dhaka' are insufficient to cover the basic needs of the city's in...

February 6, 2018


Lahore is a city housing over 10 million people, making it Pakistan’s second largest city and the capital of its largest province. It is a historic city with the reputation of being a commercial, industrial, cultural, and political powerhouse in the region. It...

February 1, 2018

Hukou is China’s household registration system. It derives from ancient traditions but its rules changed over time according to political and economic reforms. Starting from the foundation of the People’s Republic of China the Hukou system has been identified as one of...

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