A day-long architectural exhibition, ‘Reimaging Rajshahi: New Visions for Urban Life’, was held at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology on Wednesday.
The architecture department arranged the exhibition showcasing four plans proposed by the architecture students for the sustainable development of the city.
The Rajshahi University vice-chancellor, Professor Mohd Rafiqul Alam Beg, inaugurated the exhibition in the morning followed by a discussion in the gallery room.
The Rajshahi City Corporation’s chief engineer Ashraful Haque, executive engineer Nur Islam Tushar and Rajshahi Development Authority authorised officer Mohd Abul Kalam Azad, among others spoke. The department head Professor Iqbal Matin was in the chair.
Professor Mohd Rafiqul Alam Beg said that proper urban planning and collective efforts were needed to renovate the city in a sustainable manner.
He urged educational institutions and civil society actors to come forward to build a sustainable Rajshahi city.
The four proposed plans were — transit-oriented development, neighborhood development, ecological urbanism and place-making.
The ecological urbanism plan proposed to create a reserve forest and
a park for recreations along the banks of the River Padma from T-Embankment area to Phulbaria in the city.
The RCC chief engineer, Ashraful Haque, said that one of the four plans would be selected for implementation soon.
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