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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, ...
Language: English First edition: October 2009 This is a joint publication with HealthBridge. Topics include how public spaces enhance urban life, types and design of public spaces, exercise and socializing for all ages, the importance of informal work, life after traffic, encouraging civility, safety in the streets, and positive trends. ...
Life Between Buildings is a well-known book written by world famous, multiple award-winning architect and international urban planning advisor Professor Jan Gehl. Life Between Buildings has been translated into more then 17 languages. WBB Trust adapted the book in the Bengali language as Jibon o Sthapotya. This book addresses ways to ensure that urban planning promotes happier, more socially-connected lives for urban residents. ...
is a joint publication of WBB Trust and HealthBridge. This book documents people-friendly examples from different cities of the world. This book is for people who wish to work to make their cities better places, in terms of less traffic congestion and fewer traffic-related delays, expenses, injuries, and deaths; and thus cleaner air, healthier inhabitants, and a friendlier, more attractive and more equitable places to live. In addition to transport, the book also touches on outdoor public places, nature, agriculture, ...