SDG Responsive Urban Planning Practice: Bangladesh Thinking and German Insight

  • Saturday 08 December 2018
  • from 09:30-14:00
  • Bangladesh Institute of Planners

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer new hopes to the world cities in achieving a better and more sustainable future. These goals are crucial for cities in the developing countries including Bangladesh. In the face of rapid urban migration, poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation as well as progress towards prosperity and justice the country demands committed and innovative ways to deliver these goals. Along with other planning and development initiatives, urban planning must respond efficiently and deliver these goals.

However, both current practices and literature have acute shortages to offer insights into how urban planning is responding and should perform in achieving sustainable urbanisation and development in our cities and neighborhoods.

This event will bring policymakers, thinkers, practitioners and academics from Germany and Bangladesh together. This event is jointly organised by SHLC’s in-country Bangladesh team, Khulna University Planners Alumni (KUPA) and the German Alumni Association in Bangladesh with an aim to co-create ideas for delivering sustainable tomorrow that will inform planning policy processes. The event will share experience and knowledge from both countries to understand scopes, challenges and future guidelines in achieving SDGs.

Presentations will be uploaded following the event. The SHLC Bangladesh team are also planning to edit a post-event book to document the discussion and support new directions for planning practice and thinking.


The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is an international consortium of nine research partners aiming to strengthen capacity to address urban, health and education challenges in neighbourhoods across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia.

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