Urban Development In Bangladesh

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SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable of the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2015 facts and trends at the outset of the 2030 Development Agenda. In this world more than half of the population now live in urban areas. By 2050, that number will have increased to 6.5 billion people two-thirds of all mankind. The swiftly growth of cities in the developing world, combined with increasing rural to urban migration, has led to a boom in mega-cities. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. Extreme poverty is often concentrated in urban spaces and city governments struggle to accommodate the rising population in these areas.…show more content…
Urban population in Bangladesh has grown from 5 percent in 1971 to 28.1 percent in 2010, suggesting that approximately 46 million people are currently living in the urban areas. Rural-urban migration process, which initiates urban growth and drives it forward , resulted in unplanned growth of settlement in and around the city creating such a chaotic environment that it became an imperative to prepare urban plans for the control of unplanned growth and for directing urban development in the preferred areas of urban expansion. How can we achieve the UN SDG-11 in the context of Bangladesh : To make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as highlighted in the SDG 11. This is one of the difficult tasks for any government as we find at present. A truly smart city needs multiple layers of intelligence smart, transparent governance which devolves power to the city a smart economy which promotes job creation and formalizes the informal smart environmental management through the creation of intelligent infrastructure and a circular use of resources and smart planning which creates dense, walk able, inclusive urban…show more content…
I think our government should step for poor people manage their food and proper education. By 2030 it is projected that 6 out of 10 people will be urban dwellers. Despite numerous planning challenges, well-managed cities and other human settlements can be incubators for innovation and ingenuity and key drivers of sustainable development. • Empower cities: More financial power should be delegated to cities in proportion to their responsibilities. In addition, it is important to recognize their rightful place in policy processes and implementing SDGs. Current implementation strategies emphasize country, regional and international approaches, without much focus on cities. Challenge cities to adopt the goals – and compete and cooperate to achieve them . • National level support: It is important to realize urban issues are not the responsibility of local government alone. The aggregated social and economic power and environmental impacts of cities are often comparable to that of entire nations, but their potential cannot be properly tapped without support. Having a place in the national government institutional structure is

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