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Land use change in Dhaka City Corporation Area and its impact on transportation: A way forward towards integration into national policies

Sumita Roy, Mohammad Shahriyar Parvez and Anutosh Das
Pages: 51-62Published: 31 May 2023


Land use and transport integration has been highlighted as one of the most important policy objectives considering the interrelationship between the two concepts and can be used as a means of planning through intervention. From the standpoint of revealing the interplay, the study's objective is to assess the land use change of Dhaka City Corporation Area and determine its impact on transportation to assist the national policymaking and achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The methodology directed the determination of the land use change from 2010 to 2018, and then the consequent change in traffic flow while the necessary data in this regard were collected from secondary sources. The study shows that mixed-use development generates fewer trips. This is the study's finding in regard to integration among the national policies regarding land use and transport planning. This study is a methodological approach to analyse the impact of land use change on transportation and can be a role model for solving complex urban problems, e.g., traffic congestion by integrating the Land Use-Transport interaction. The study provides a background of the policymakers in their policymaking process, and an integrated policy will enable the nation to fulfil its Sustainable Development Goals.


Integrated national policies; land use change; methodological approach; mixed use development; transportation

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