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IJET 2014 Vol.6(3): 238-243 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V6.704

Study of Open Spaces in the Context of Dhaka City for Sustainable Use: A Syntactic Approach

Matluba Khan
Abstract—Open spaces are one of the major elements of urban spaces. These are essential for the purpose of different public functions, recreational and leisure activities of the urban dwellers. Lack of open spaces is detrimental to urban life. In rapidly urbanizing countries open spaces are shrinking at an alarming rate and becoming less accessible. In Dhaka it is found that a number of large and medium scale open spaces are scattered in the city. But often these open spaces are not used to their full potential. One of the reasons is the location of the open space and its accessibility. The physical location of these spaces determines to a large instant whether they will be frequently used or not. This paper aims to the study of the open spaces in the context of Dhaka city, their potentialities and in some cases the reason of failure to work as a potential urban open space using space syntax.

Index Terms—Accessibility, Dhaka City, location, open space, Space syntax, spatial structure, urbanity

M. K. is with the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka-1000 (e-mail: matluba.khan@gmail.com).

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Cite:Matluba Khan, "Study of Open Spaces in the Context of Dhaka City for Sustainable Use: A Syntactic Approach," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 238-243, 2014.

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