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 uniquely possess to elevate living standards .Dhaka can act as an example of powerful and inclusive development for the whole nation. This article discusses the background, scopes and understandings for present Architects and Urban designers to look beyond the square and prepare for the future.