NAKHARA (Journal of Environmental Design and Planning)


Ayasha Siddiqua

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The geographical location of Bangladesh is gifted with enormous natural recourse: water, alluvial land, suitable climatic conditions for bio diversity and other natural assets. The capital, Dhaka, surrounded by rivers on four sides, was once a blue-green-built environment offering a healthy living atmosphere for its habitants. The city was dotted with huge and crisscrossed water bodies, a tolerable population density, and enough open spaces. Urban and peri-urban areas of the city complemented its food demand which subsequently maintained the environmental equilibrium. The modern concept of eco-urban-agriculture will definitely be beneficial in such a dense city which is rapidly losing its livability by insensitive urbanization.This paper will describe how a city could generate food, improve health, and utilize waste by furthering the established urban-agriculture concept. It aims to develop an understanding of this concept in Bangladesh, particularly in the dense urban fabric of Dhak, by discussing the theoretical background of urban agriculture and practiced models of eco-urban-agriculture in urban settings around the world.

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