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Rumana Asad

Associate Professor

Research Interest:

Climate Change, Adaptive Settlement Planning, Water Urbanism.


Master of Human Settlement (MaHS),

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)




Book chapter (in press) :

  • Alam, A.F.M.A.;  Asad,  R.;  Parvin,  A.  (2014).  Climate  change  adaptation  through  grassroots  responses:  learning  from  the  ‘Aila’  affected  coastal  settlements  of Bangladesh,  Walter  Leal  &  Ilan  Kelman  (eds)  ‘Handbook  of  Climate  Change  Adaptation’,  published by International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and Springer.

Journal Papers :

  • Asad, R. & Ahsan, S.M.R. (2012):   Structuring Urban Sustainability with Water: A Case of Kamrangir Chor, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Journal of Social and Development Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 293-303.
  • Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Alam, A.F.M.A. (2012):  Urban Regeneration for Sustainable Economic Growth: the study of Boro Bazaar in Khulna, Bangladesh, Journal of Social and Development Sciences , Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 111-122.
  • Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Afrin, J.(2007):  Domestic Fuel Consumption and the Indoor Air Pollution: The Issue of Health Hazard in Rural Bangladesh, The Journal of Geo-Environment, Vol. 7, pp 13-29, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

Conference Papers :

  • Ahsan, S.M.R & Asad, R.(2013): Climate Induced Migration (CIM) and Impacts on Urban Service facilities in Khulna, Bangladesh. In: Osman, M.S, Islam, S.M.A., Saha, G.C., Islam, M.N, Alam, M.A. (eds), Climate Change Impact and Adaptation , International Conference Proceedings, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesg, pp 295-303, 14-16 November, 2013.
  • Sharma, B.B. & Asad, R.(2007): Lifestyle and Living Pattern of the Jamdani Weavers- A case of Government’s Rehabilitation Scheme, In: Nilufar, F. (eds),  Architecture for the Economically Disadvantaged, International Seminar Proceedings, Dhaka, Department of Architecture, BUET, pp 70-77, 23-24 March,2007.

International Workshop Presentation :

  • Parvin, A., Alam, A.F.M., and Asad, R. (2013), Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements in Khulna: A Built Environmental PerspectiveClimbUrb International Workshop, on Living in Low-income Urban Settlements in an Era of Climate Change: Processes, Practices, Policies, and Politics, 9-10 September 2013, The University of Manchester, UK.