Bangladesh Urban Forum

What is the BUF?

The BUF is conceived of as a broad-based stakeholder platform for dialogue and action to address urban issues. BUF is both a process and event to be institutionalised. This approach will ensure that the dialogue and action—rooted in a broad-based social consensus on the challenges arising from and possible responses to urbanization and urban poverty—will be sustained over the longer-term.  Similar to urban forums in a number of other countries, the BUF can promote this by offering urban sector stakeholders a space for mutual exchange of ideas, best practices and policy discussion on urbanization and urban development.

Vision

Making Cities and Towns Work for All.

Mission

The BUF shall promote dialogue and action to address urban issues by offering urban sector stakeholders a space for mutual exchanging of ideas and sharing best practices as well as policy discussion on urbanization and urban development.

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Current Event

1st Conference of BUF

5-7 December, 2011, BICC, Dhaka

The three day long 1st Session of Bangladesh Urban Forum began with the Inaugural Ceremony attended by the Honourable President of Bangladesh, followed by a visit to the Urban Exhibition. The Closing Ceremony was attended by the Honourable Finance Minister, GOB having State Minister for LGRDC and State Minister for Housing and Public Works as the Special Guest. Read More

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Selected Readings on Urban Issues

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