Dr. Afsana Haque

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)


Brief Biography

Dr. Afsana Haque has been working in the field of urban and regional planning for more than 15 years. She lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She started her academic career as a Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), BUETin 2003. Her doctoral research work was on optimizing urban land use allocation from stakeholders’ perspective.
Dr. Haque teaches planning theories and techniques, land use planning, regional planning, urban economics, and resource economics in the department. Other than teaching, she has worked with several national and international organizations in different capacities. She is a member of Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA), Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) and Women Architects Engineers Planners Association (WAEPA), Bangladesh.

Field of Interests

Spatial Analysis, Land Use Optimization, Urban Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Modelling of Regional Economies, Econometric Analysis.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

1. Urban Localized Pollution in the Context of Climate Change: December, 2020 to February, 2021.
2. Planning and Prioritisation of Rural Roads in Bangladesh: April, 2016 to February, 2018. URL: http://research4cap.org/Library/DURP-BUET_2016_PrioritisationRuralRoads-InceptionReport_ReCAP_BAN2072A_160720.pdf

Key Publications

Journal publications:

  1. Sharmin, N., Haque, A. and Islam, M. M. (2019) “Generating Alternative Land-use Allocation for Mixed Use Areas: Multi-Objective Optimization Approach” Geographical Analysis 51(4) pp. 448-474. URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/gean.12181
  2. Afrose, S., Riyadh, A. M. and Haque, A. (2019) “Cores of Dhaka City: Area Delimitation and Comparison of Their Characteristics” Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science 3(2), pp. 521-560. URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41685-019-00112-z
  3. Haque, A. and Aktar, M. (2016) “Public Sector Housing Initiative for Low-Income People: Evidence from ‘Uttara Model Town’ Project, Dhaka” Global Built Environment Review 10(1), pp. 27-42. URL: http://globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Aktar-and-Haque.pdf
  4.  Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2016) “Regional Impact of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Analysis” International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 7, pp. 312-327. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s13753-016-0100-y.
  5. Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) “Rice Yield, Submergence and Climate Change: Evidence from Coastal Barisal, Bangladesh” Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, 25(2), pp. 14-32. URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/1018529120150202
  6. Haque, A. and Jahan, S. (2015) “Impact of Flood Disasters in Bangladesh: A Multi-Sector Regional Analysis” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13, pp. 266-275. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2015.07.001.
  7. Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2014) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation for Planners and Real Estate Developers” Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 46, pp. 57-69. URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2014.04.004.
  8. Haque, A. and Asami, Y. (2011) “Optimizing Urban Land Use Allocation: Case Study of Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh” Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design 38(3), pp. 388-410. URL: https://doi.org/10.1068/b35041
  9. Haque, A., Hasan, M. M. U., Riazuddin, A. K. M. and Ferdous, F. (2000) “Compact Township: A Critical Overview” Asian Affairs, 22(2), pp. 50-56.
  • Contribution in published books:
     Haque, A. (2004), “Environmental Management in the Strategies and Policies for Rural Infrastructure Development”, Rahman M. M., Alam, M. J. B., Ali, M. A., Ali, M. and Vairavamoorthy, K. (Eds.) Contemporary Environmental Challenges, Centre for Environmental and Resource Management (CERM) and International Training Network (ITN) Centre, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 93-104.

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Palashi, Dhaka-1000.

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