Ahmed, Mejbahuddin (2015) Integrated Approaches for Urban Transformation. [Tesi di dottorato]


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Item Type: Tesi di dottorato
Resource language: English
Title: Integrated Approaches for Urban Transformation
Ahmed, Mejbahuddinmejbah.ahmed@gmail.com
Date: 31 March 2015
Number of Pages: 153
Institution: Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Department: Architettura
Scuola di dottorato: Architettura
Dottorato: Metodi di valutazione per la conservazione integrata, recupero, manutenzione e gestione del patrimonio architettonico, urbano ed ambientale
Ciclo di dottorato: 24
Coordinatore del Corso di dottorato:
Fusco Girard, Luigigirard@unina.it
Fusco Girard, LuiigiUNSPECIFIED
De Toro, PasqualeUNSPECIFIED
Date: 31 March 2015
Number of Pages: 153
Keywords: Integrated assessment, urban transformations, values
Settori scientifico-disciplinari del MIUR: Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/21 - Urbanistica
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 20:00
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 02:00
URI: http://www.fedoa.unina.it/id/eprint/10555
DOI: 10.6092/UNINA/FEDOA/10555

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The shift in cultural matrix distorted the historic city while Dhaka lost its topographical and hydrological character due to the increasing demand for transformation of land for urban uses. Instead of safeguarding, the politico-bureaucracy distorted and closed Dhaka's major public open spaces to erase the associated historical meanings and restricted access to urban space for the majority who struggle to survive along the poverty line. As the state of adventurer's capitalism marked by the impulse of acquisition through exploitation of political or bureaucratic opportunities degraded land into mere property accessible to a few; Dhaka failed to transform into a place of opportunity for all. Thus, Dhaka failed to address the issues of social integration and to create a visible structure of its cultural identity. Instead of clearing the confusions intrinsic of long foreign rules and reestablishing a cultural identity that belongs to the land and its people, the political parties preferred to exploit the distortions inflicted by separation of pragmatic and mythical space and continued use of religious symbols to their benefit. The broad objective of the thesis is to formulate guidelines and evaluation criteria for new projects so that they might help Dhaka to transform into a city that: i. concretizes shared values and understandings, ii. makes communal life possible and meaningful, and iii. is inclusive and creates opportunities for growth and prosperity for the common people


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