Shayer Ghafur

Shayer Ghafur
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology | BUET · Department of Architecture

B.Arch, Ph.D

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Introduction
Shayer Ghafur (B.Arch, Ph.D, FIAB) is a Professor, former Head of DoA and Coordinator, Housing and Settlement Division. Teaches theories and coordinates design research on Housing, Resilience, Urban Design and Urbanism in the Global South. Pursues interdisciplinary critical urban discourse for linking pedagogy and praxis. His current research interest include internal displacement, affordable-resilient housing, and social exclusion in an emerging urban in the global south.
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November 1990 - present
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Researcher, design research (housing and urban design) and takes theory courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels

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Publications (13)
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This chapter articulates a relational rationale for dwelling-led interdependent relationships among infrastructures in their scalar, mediated and connected contributions to resilience in urban Asia. A scalar and interdependent conceptualization of the urban sphere underpins the necessity for ‘urban resilience’ in cities—a system of systems—as a des...
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"Dhaka Dwelling: An Epistemological Revision of the Urban" is an invited lecture concerned with how we know Dhaka and our way of living in Dhaka; it relates to an ongoing epistemological revision of the urban in the global South. A revision in our present ways of knowing, it argues, is rooted empirically in the nature and extent of the expansion of...
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Homestead land is the socio-spatial unit of rural housing in Bangladesh. When per capita land is decreasing and the impacts of climate change and natural disasters are affecting rural living-livelihoods in Bangladesh, how can homestead lands be reimagined in addressing the housing crises for a transforming society in space? Our challenge ahead is r...
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In the post-pandemic era, how will global South, taking Bangladesh as a case, reorganize thinking its survival first? What will be the ground setting for envisioning a new urbanism and architecture in the Global South? My initial thoughts are shared in "For life-sustaining space", published recently in a 'New Age' sub-editorial article. It reflect...
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AN URBAN age anchors the 2016 Habitat 3 conference in Ecuador as a half of the world's population has started living in urban areas since 2008. The post-World War II global spread of urbanisation and transformation of the urban areas presents an intriguing phenomenon to deal with and a moment to rethink our inherited ideas of the urban-rural binary...
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This paper identifies Gram-Bangla as a spatially modernizing, socially contesting and physically mutating site to argue an ecosophic project for its transformation by identifying specific villages with the imprints of change and the prospect of becoming. The modernist bounded notion of the urban, intrinsic to a growth driven neo-liberal economy in...
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This paper argues that access of the poor to a home is a precondition of their ability to benefit from development practice. Besides being an ideological construct, a home also provides space for the daily survival of its dwellers, who are the subjects and object of human development. Homelessness precludes people from participating in and benefiti...
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This paper examines the use of space in home-based work in slums in Bangladesh to understand urban poor women's involvement in relation to men. While women's access and use of spaces are restricted by social practice, their income generation initiatives are further affected by settlement specific factors. As a consequence, women's direct and indire...
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This paper considers the role of settlement improvement in poor households' access to productive resources that contribute to their gainful livelihoods. A conceptual framework is presented, which examines how slum improvement projects (SIPs) contribute to poor urban livelihoods by investigating home-based income generation (HIG) in three intermedia...
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This paper investigates how urban poor households claim the benefits of urban local interventions in order to improve their livelihoods and living environments in a given social setting. The objective is to explore the role of social factors in establishing household claims on urban local intervention in Bangladesh. This paper argues that due to ke...

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