Md. Mostafizur Rahman

Md. Mostafizur Rahman
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology · Department of Urban and Regional Planning

MURP (BUET) BURP (BUET)

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Introduction
I did my Bachelor and Master in Urban and Regional Planning (URP) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. I have more than 7 years of professional experience in the field of Urban Planning, GIS & Remote Sensing. Now I am working as a faculty member in the Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET)
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Position
  • Instructor
April 2017 - present
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2015 - April 2017
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2019 - August 2023
December 2009 - January 2015
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Field of study
  • Urban and Regional Planning
March 2004 - December 2008
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Field of study
  • Urban and Regional Planning

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Publications (27)
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Land-use optimization is an effective technique to produce optimal benefits in urban land-use planning. There are many approaches and methods to optimize land-use allocation. However, the focus on addressing urban sustainability in land-use optimization is very limited. In this study, we presented a GIS-based multicriteria decision-making (GIS-MCDM...
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In urban land use optimization problems, different conflicting objectives are applied. One of the most significant goals in urban land use optimization problems is to maximize environmental benefits. To quantify environmental benefits in land use optimization, many researchers have employed a variety of methodologies. According to previous studies,...
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Different conflicting objectives are used in urban land use optimization problems. The maximization of social benefit is one of the important objectives in urban land use optimization problems. Many researchers have used different methods to measure social benefits in land use optimization. Studies show that there is no established method to measur...
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All over the world, unplanned land conversion, especially in urban areas, has become a burning issue, resulting in an increase in surface temperature. The Rajshahi district of Bangladesh is not an exception, where greenery and water bodies are decreasing because of massive infrastructural development. Thus, the study aims to highlight the relations...
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Aerosols, or suspended particles in the atmosphere, are critical in the production of cloud nuclei, climate change, poor air quality and reduced ambient visibility, as well as public health and disease. As there are limited ground monitoring stations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Area (DMA), calculating the degree of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and PM2...
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Urban ecosystem services provide a wide range of services to sustain life, social relation, health, etc., and address most of the challenges, including climate change and environmental pollution. While it is recognized that the urban ecosystem substantially contributes to human well-being in cities, there is less attention to consider the value of...
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Land use optimization is a promising approach to achieve urban sustainability. Despite the increasing number of literature on land use optimization, a little investigation is made to systematically review urban land use optimization: its objectives, methodological approaches, and spatial data used etc. This creates room to review the methodological...
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National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) refers to a framework of policies, institutional arrangements, technologies, data, and people that enables the sharing and effective usage of geographic information. This paper aims to present the development and current progress of NSDI in Bangladesh. In preparing this paper, we have reviewed several pap...
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Purpose Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world. A number of research works have identified that the flood scenario will be aggravated with climate change context in Bangladesh. In 2014, Bangladesh had prepared municipal level master plan for 222 municipalities with a view to planned urban development. But climate change-in...
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Urban Residential land development and redevelopment intensity (LDR) act as an essential index to understand magnitude of urban livability and sustainable development. Recent urbanization pattern of Rajshahi city has made a rising demand for land, which made it a precious commodity. As a result of it, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) area is undergo...
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Predominantly, the economy of Bangladesh depends on agriculture. But, nowadays agriculture land is converting into other uses of land. The main reasons behind it are population growth, high production cost, benefit is low, farmers are not getting fair price etc. The study focuses on to find out the trend of agricultural land transformation in Haria...
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Atmosphere, made of several particles whereas suspended particles, play a significant role in the increase of climate change, harsh air quality, public health diseases and degradation of atmospheric visibility. Unplanned urbanization, industrialization, lack of air pollution controlling laws and regulations, lack of penalty of law violators are the...
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Urban Residential land development and redevelopment intensity (LDR) act as an essential index to understand the magnitude of urban livability and sustainable development. Recent urbanisation pattern of Rajshahi city has made a rising demand for land, which made it a precious commodity. As a result of it, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) area is und...
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Globally, farming communities migrates considering it as a livelihood strategy, especially given unprecedented environmental change. Because migration facilitates poverty reduction, education improvement, entrepreneurial investments and even the economic evolution of the origin areas. Farmers in the northern region of Bangladesh migrate during the...
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Town Centre is the social hub of the town in which the central services of the highest order are found. Rajshahi is a divisional city and also known as educational city. Though Rajshahi is a divisional city, no significant development has yet been taken place. The master plan of Rajshahi has been taken for the year 2004-2024, in which several devel...
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Bangladesh is highly disaster-prone, with drought being a major hazard which significantly impacts water, food, health, livelihoods, and migration. In seeking to reduce drought vulnerabilities and impacts while improving responses, existing literature pays limited attention to community-level views and actions. This paper aims to contribute to fill...
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Drought is considered as one of the major natural hazards that affect the environment and economy of a country. Different from other natural disasters, drought events appear slowly in time and their impacts generally span over a longer period of time. Weather data alone is not sufficient to monitor and evaluate the areas of drought, particularly wh...
Technical Report
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Droughts have clear and large-scale negative impacts on water, agriculture, food security, livestock and migration etc. Amongst others, agriculture as well as farmer’s livelihood is badly affected due to the consequence of drought. Concerted global and local efforts are essential for building drought resilience strategies to reduce the risks and mi...
Experiment Findings
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North West Bangladesh is a harsh climatic and is experiencing drought conditions. This situation is only partly related to climate and environment but is also due to human made decision making. This study of two communities shows how they have adapted over time and made significant development advances (food security and child mortality) but with i...
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Water resources management in the coastal area of Bangladesh confronts a lot of challenges in the face of climate change. Frequent flooding, salinity intrusion, topographic characteristics and conflict of interests in land and water use among stakeholders make it more complex to manage water resources. One of the challenges in water resources manag...
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Dhaka mega city is now one of the fastest growing cities of the world. The spatial organization of land uses in relation to Central Business District is closely associated with city’s function, peoples’ accessibility to work place, activity centers, recreational spaces etc. This study focuses on analyzing the urban structure of Dhaka from populatio...
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Dhaka mega city is now one of the fastest growing cities of the world. The spatial organization of land uses in relation to Central Business District is closely associated with city’s function, peoples’ accessibility to work place, activity centers, recreational spaces etc. This study focuses on analyzing the urban structure of Dhaka from populatio...
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Dhaka is now one of the fastest growing cities of the world. With the huge population base and fast growth rate, Dhaka is facing a daunting task of accommodating huge number of growing population every year. Internal structure, the urban settings or spatial organization of land use in relation to CBD, of a city is of great importance, as it intrins...

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