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Parks and Playgrounds in Dhaka: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Parks and playgrounds are important to urban life. They provide residents with places to socialise, relax, play, and undertake physical activity.This study analyses the characteristics of a set of parks within the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Broadly speaking, the purpose of the study is twofold. First, we seek to better understand the current state of parks in Dhaka. This includes (1) their physical characteristics, (2) the distribution of activities within them, and (3) the ways in which they are perceived. Secondly, we use the findings to recommend ways in which Dhaka can enhance its existing parks, as well as expand its network of parks moving forward. Download