Outside the Square: Transition of Cities as We Know

Our future is set to be urban. ‘No country has ever reached middle income status without urbanising’ according to World Bank reports. By harnessing economies of scale, cities have a special ability to achieve more adding value for both people and companies. This means these cities are more productive than other countries with better economic structures, by sharing knowledge, ideas and honing pools of talent.For example, the rise of China’s middle class – a distinctly urban phenomenon that has lifted 500 million people out of poverty in less than 30 years – is testament to the power cities

Video_ Architect Nahas Ahmed Khalil Talks on Charles Correa

Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and CONTEXT arranged a discussion on 27 August 2015 to pay homage to prominent Indian Architect Charles Correa following his death this year. Professor Shamsul Wares, Architect Nahas Ahmed Khalil and Architect Mahmudul Anwar Riyaad were the local invitees while Architect Partha Ranjan Das came from Kolkata. This video is featuring the part of architect Nahas Ahmed Khalil’s speech. Nahas Ahmed Khalil explained Correa from the view point of an architect graduated in early 80s. Architect Nahas mentioned how the projects of Correa, seen through the


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