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State of cities : urban governance in Dhaka / Institute of Governance Studies.

Contributor(s): Institute of Governance Studies, Dhaka.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dhaka Institute of Governance Studies 2012Description: xiii, 122 p. col. ill. maps ; 29 cm. 1 CD-ROM (4 3/​4 in.).ISBN: 9789843352880 (pbk.) .Subject(s): City planning -- Bangladesh -- Dhaka | Urban policy -- Bangladesh | Urban planning -- Case study -- BangladeshDDC classification: 307.760954922 STA Online resources: Publisher file | Publisher description
Contents:
Chapter 1 Urban Governance in Dhaka: Ipshita Basu and An Overview Kazi Nurmohammed Hossainul Haque Chapter 2 A History of Governance in Dhaka City Rigan Chakma, Rubayet Hamid and Thomas Oldham Chapter 3 Political Economy of Dhaka City Ipshita Basu Chapter 4 Politics in Urban Governance: City Mohammad Sirajul Islam and without Citizens? Md. Harun-Or-Rashid Chapter 5 Governing Transport in DhakaCity: Mahboob Elahi Akhter Stakeholders and Institutional and Elvira Graner Arrangements Chapter 6 Governance of Urban Services in Syeda Salina Aziz, Jannatul Fardosh Dhaka City and Mariha Khalid Chapter 7 Conclusion and Next Steps.
Summary: As a capital of a unitary state, Dhaka was destined to be a primate city. This is further fortified by its central location. Free market oriented public policy and absence of an urban decentralisation strategy ensured its high primacy in the urban structure of Bangladesh. Dhaka's mega city status however is a direct consequence of the combined effects of the country's demographic and economic fundamentals. The city has expanded beyond its municipal areas for which no governance structure exists. The governance system also has not been able to cope with the social and political changes. It is in this background, that this Report provides a comprehensive assessment of the historical, political, economic and social dynamics which shape various arenas of urban life and governance in Dhaka city. Its analysis includes urbanisation impact of the growth of garments & real estate sectors, unplanned development, informal economy & settlements, rising urban crime, disempowerment of Dhaka City Corporation and non empowering of ward as an institution for service delivery. Severe shortage of public transport and basic urban services are analysed from an institutional perspective. The Report should be useful to students and researchers in urban field and policy makers having a role in improving urban governance
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Includes bibliographical references (p.114-122).

Chapter 1 Urban Governance in Dhaka: Ipshita Basu and
An Overview Kazi Nurmohammed Hossainul Haque
Chapter 2 A History of Governance in Dhaka City Rigan Chakma, Rubayet Hamid
and Thomas Oldham
Chapter 3 Political Economy of Dhaka City Ipshita Basu
Chapter 4 Politics in Urban Governance: City Mohammad Sirajul Islam and
without Citizens? Md. Harun-Or-Rashid
Chapter 5 Governing Transport in DhakaCity: Mahboob Elahi Akhter
Stakeholders and Institutional and Elvira Graner
Arrangements
Chapter 6 Governance of Urban Services in Syeda Salina Aziz, Jannatul Fardosh
Dhaka City and Mariha Khalid
Chapter 7 Conclusion and Next Steps.

As a capital of a unitary state, Dhaka was destined to be a primate city. This is further fortified by its central location. Free market oriented public policy and absence of an urban decentralisation strategy ensured its high primacy in the urban structure of Bangladesh. Dhaka's mega city status however is a direct consequence of the combined effects of the country's demographic and economic fundamentals. The city has expanded beyond its municipal areas for which no governance structure exists. The governance system also has not been able to cope with the social and political changes. It is in this background, that this Report provides a comprehensive assessment of the
historical, political, economic and social dynamics which shape various arenas of urban life and governance in Dhaka city. Its analysis includes urbanisation impact of the growth of garments & real estate sectors, unplanned development, informal economy & settlements, rising urban crime, disempowerment of Dhaka City Corporation and non empowering of ward as an institution for service delivery. Severe shortage of public transport and basic urban services are analysed from an institutional perspective. The Report should be useful to students and researchers in urban field and policy makers having a role in improving urban governance

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