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One Hatirjheel Plaza (Innstar Real Estate)
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Khelaghor at Dhanmandi (Innstar Real Estate)

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Trade Intercontinental (Innstar Real Estate)
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One of my favorite choices in the Gulshan area for overseas business guests in Bangladesh. A modern and decidedly functional temporary address for discerning folks.

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Gulshan 2, Dhaka

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Found some nice stats for urban development - and the source is VERY credible, he's a professor at one of the reputed local Universities. His statements are a bit controversial, brash and direct, however.

Mohammad Gani
Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) (2006–present)
https://www.quora.com/profile/Ali-Khan-7798
Lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2007-present), Author has 4.7K answers and 1.7M answer views

What are the impacts of overpopulation in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh is not overpopulated now, but it was overpopulated before.
  1. Bangladesh currently produces about 42 million tons of food grain that can feed 210 million people. The current food need is about 33 million tons for 165 million people. There is therefor more than 25% excess supply of food.
  2. The fertility rate is now at replacement level of 2.1 children per mother, and is expected to fall further to below replacement, Population momentum suggest that the largest population that Bangladesh may ever reach is about 200 million, but there is high probability that it will stop growing before reaching that high number.
  3. Dhaka and other cities are overcrowded, because the political leaders just do not understand the crying need of making new planned cities with ample open space and road space to allow a minimum of 95% of the people to live in the cities.
  4. The arable land in Bangladesh is about 40,000 square miles or 25.6 million acres, of which more than 25% has already been eaten by wasteful rural housing. A rural cow has a dung-pit larger than an apartment of a city gentleman. No more than 18 million acres are still available to grow food. But to feed 200 million people, we do not need anymore than 12 million acres.
  5. Make ten megacities in currently unoccupied or thinly settled areas to house 200 million people. Leave 70% of the land surface open, Make each road at least 220 feet wide. You can still accommodate all the new cities in less than 1 million acres.
  6. People have no reason to hang in the villages, because agriculture is the most stupid business in the world, The price of food is far below the cost of production. It is insane that a man that can earn 400 taka by driving a rickshaw in a city will work in a farm to earn 200 taka and sit without work 200 days out of 365 in a year. With modern technology, even if people till 20 million acres, only 0.2 million people are needed to till that much land. Yet there are as of now a minimum of 96 million people wasting their lives in the villages doing the absurd stupidity of growing food only to become poorer. At least 90 million villagers must flee from the villages and go to towns and make industrial goods that have limitless demand. Food is the only thing that has a limited demand. The demand for songs or games of cricket or TV shows or films or for toys is unlimited. A man who loves reading books will always want another book, but nobody can want more food once the stomach is full.
  7. We do not have too many people. We just have too many ignorant fools, who are good for nothing. We do not have good enough cricket players, We do not have good doctors or teachers or lawyers or managers. We have millions of dumb idiots preaching every kind of nonsense. But those who are smart are making good hay: some people are getting rich because they know how to get rich.
  8. Every developed nations already saw more than 95% of their people fleeing out of the infernal villages. Yes, villages are excessively overpopulated: there is no reason for any intelligent person to live in a village.
 

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Found some nice stats for urban development - and the source is VERY credible, he's a professor at one of the reputed local Universities. His statements are a bit controversial, brash and direct, however.

Mohammad Gani
Professor at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) (2006–present)
https://www.quora.com/profile/Ali-Khan-7798
Lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2007-present), Author has 4.7K answers and 1.7M answer views
What are the impacts of overpopulation in Bangladesh?
Bangladesh is not overpopulated now, but it was overpopulated before.
  1. Bangladesh currently produces about 42 million tons of food grain that can feed 210 million people. The current food need is about 33 million tons for 165 million people. There is therefor more than 25% excess supply of food.
  2. The fertility rate is now at replacement level of 2.1 children per mother, and is expected to fall further to below replacement, Population momentum suggest that the largest population that Bangladesh may ever reach is about 200 million, but there is high probability that it will stop growing before reaching that high number.
  3. Dhaka and other cities are overcrowded, because the political leaders just do not understand the crying need of making new planned cities with ample open space and road space to allow a minimum of 95% of the people to live in the cities.
  4. The arable land in Bangladesh is about 40,000 square miles or 25.6 million acres, of which more than 25% has already been eaten by wasteful rural housing. A rural cow has a dung-pit larger than an apartment of a city gentleman. No more than 18 million acres are still available to grow food. But to feed 200 million people, we do not need anymore than 12 million acres.
  5. Make ten megacities in currently unoccupied or thinly settled areas to house 200 million people. Leave 70% of the land surface open, Make each road at least 220 feet wide. You can still accommodate all the new cities in less than 1 million acres.
  6. People have no reason to hang in the villages, because agriculture is the most stupid business in the world, The price of food is far below the cost of production. It is insane that a man that can earn 400 taka by driving a rickshaw in a city will work in a farm to earn 200 taka and sit without work 200 days out of 365 in a year. With modern technology, even if people till 20 million acres, only 0.2 million people are needed to till that much land. Yet there are as of now a minimum of 96 million people wasting their lives in the villages doing the absurd stupidity of growing food only to become poorer. At least 90 million villagers must flee from the villages and go to towns and make industrial goods that have limitless demand. Food is the only thing that has a limited demand. The demand for songs or games of cricket or TV shows or films or for toys is unlimited. A man who loves reading books will always want another book, but nobody can want more food once the stomach is full.
  7. We do not have too many people. We just have too many ignorant fools, who are good for nothing. We do not have good enough cricket players, We do not have good doctors or teachers or lawyers or managers. We have millions of dumb idiots preaching every kind of nonsense. But those who are smart are making good hay: some people are getting rich because they know how to get rich.
  8. Every developed nations already saw more than 95% of their people fleeing out of the infernal villages. Yes, villages are excessively overpopulated: there is no reason for any intelligent person to live in a village.
What work is there for these farmers in these said cities?
 

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What work is there for these farmers in these said cities?

Oh they could do a lot of things in industrial settings including apparel factories. But they do need basic or vocational training to perform these wage-earning endeavors. And they have to start early in their twenties at least.

All else failing, they can be guards or ardalis (peons). Or drive rickshaws / EZBikes.

But I do not agree with the guy saying people are wasting their time in villages (this is an older article). Things have changed in villages. They grow cash crops nowadays (like Asian exotic fruits, vegetables, poultry, eggs and produce) which sells for much steeper prices and premiums in major cities nowadays compared to plain old fruit or produce. Floriculture has really taken off too.
 
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US Embassy Redevelopment Project, Dhaka

A 15 to 30-year Master Plan for the US Embassy for two physically separate yet operationally dependent compounds.
The design team was tasked with identifying and developing strategies to improve operations and land-use.
Completed in the mid-1980s, the original embassy complex has had numerous additions and expansions over the decades. Our team conducted an in-depth survey of the existing facilities to identify existing security vulnerabilities, building systems deficiencies, and functional inefficiencies. Workshops and interviews were conducted with local staff and management to collect feedback on the existing facilities’ functionality and identify how new future development could best support the mission.
To fit on the limited land, functions were strategically stacked, increasing building density while optimizing operational relationships. The separation between residential and office zones is created through low-rise buildings and podiums developed as a series of outdoor rooms, defined by recreational spaces and residential gardens.

Architects: Krueck Sexton Partners & In Quest Studio

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