Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and Executive Chairperson of PPRC was the Chief Guest of the event. Prof. ATM Nurul Amin, of Department of Environmental Science and Management, NSU attended as the Special Guest, while Prof. Ishrat Islam, Department of URP, BUET discussed on the report.

BIGD Executive Director Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman chaired the programme.

Academics, Researchers, Experts, Politicians, Representatives from Think Tanks, NGOs, INGOs and Donor organizations and  civil society members also attended the programme.

The Report addresses the impact of urbanization on human development in South Asia. The Report analyses the numerous challenges and opportunities stemming from urbanization from the perspective of economic growth, access to infrastructure and key services, and the environment and governance arrangements.

The event addressed important issues relating to urbanization and growth in the context of making cities in South Asia more livable.

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The event was widely covered by the media. Some of the links of the news coverage of the programme are given below:

Prothom Alo

Prothom Alo English

The Daily Star

Dhaka Tribune

Bangla Tribune

The Daily Observer

Financial Express


Kaler Kantho

Shokaler Khobor

The Daily Janakantho

Bonik Barta

Manob Kantho

Priyo News

Naya Diganta


Bdnews24.com Bangla Edition

Bangladesh Pratidin