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Dr. Tanjil Sowgat
Professor

PhD in Urban Studies, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Msc in Spatial Planning, Oxford Brookes University, Uk

Bachelor in Urban and Rural Planning, Khulna University, Bangladesh





    Urban Development Planning, Poverty, Sustainable urbanisation and cities

    WORK

    Professor, Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna Univeristy, Bangladsh (October 2018-Current)

    Post Doctoral Research Officer, Swansea University, UK (October 2016-September 2018)

    Associate Professor, Khulna Univeristy, Bangladsh (October 2014-October 2016)

    Assistant Professsor, Khulna Univeristy, Bangladsh (July 2012-October 2014)

    Lecturer, Khulna Univeristy, Bangladsh (December 2003- July 2012)


    CONSULTANCY

    Lead Consultant (October 2018-April 2019):, Client: General Economic Division, Planning Comission Bangladesh Key Task: A study of national-local integration of development planning in Bangladesh

     

    In Country CO Invetigator (On Going), Client: SHLC project, Glasgow University, UK and Khulna University Bangladesh, Key Task: Evaluation of current planning policies in Bangladesh and preparation of city profiles (Highlighting on sustainability, healthy and learning cities)

     

    Lead Consultant (August 2016), Client: ActionAid, Bangladesh, Key Tasks: Contribute in tool development, data analysis and report writing towards the preparation of the Mid Term Review report of the ‘She Can’ project.

     

    Consultant (June 2016), Client: Practical Action, Key Tasks: Modality development and assessment report preparation as a part of the project  ‘Developing Septic Tank Inspection Modalities for Enforcement of National  Standards in  Urban Centres’

     

    Lead Consultant (June, 2015), Client: Practical Action, Key tasks:  Preparation of Business Plan for FSM as a Part of the project ‘Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Sludge Management Services in Faridpur’, Bangladesh


    Team Leader (May, 2015), Client: ActionAid, Bangladesh, Key tasks: Preparation of baseline report as a part of the project for ‘She can’


    Team Leader (April, 2015), Client: Jagroto Jubo Songha (JJS), Bangladesh, Key tasks: Preparation of baseline report as a part of the project for ‘Promoting community initiatives for establishing justice for children’

     

    Team Leader (January, 2015), Client: ActionAid, Bangladesh, Key tasks: Preparation of final evaluation report for the project of ‘Coastal Livelihood Improvement through Maximizing Adaptation towards Environment (Climate)’

     

    Lead Consultant (Nov 2014),Client: Practical Action, Project Title: Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Sludge Management Services in Faridpur, Bangladesh.,Key Tasks:  Coordination and Report Writing

     

    Consultant (Aug 2014- Oct 2014), Client: The Nielsen Company (Bangladesh) Limited, Project Title: Phase out Evaluation of Durgapur ADP Durgapur Upazila, Netrakona., Key Tasks: Developing evaluation tools for qualitatively assess the project and using these tools to evaluate impacts, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and cost benefits of the project.

     

    Research Consultant (June 2014– Nov 2014), Client: Jagroto Jubo Songha (JJS), Bangladesh ,Project: Justice for Children Project, Key Task: Preparation of an annual report for ‘Justice for children project’.

     

    Lead Consultant (Sep 2014- Oct 2014), Client: Jagroto Jubo Songha (JJS), Bangladesh , Project Title: Strengthening Resilience & Reducing Vulnerabilities of Disaster Vulnerable Coastal Communities in Bangladesh’ Project, Key tasks: Development of analytical framework and methodology for the evaluation, and report writing.

     

    Evaluation Consultant (Mar 14- May 2014), Client: ActionAid, Bangladesh, Project Title: Improvement of Primary Health Care, Environmental Health and livelihood opportunities for Women and Marginalized Community in Chanpara Slum.  Key task: Developing evaluation tools for qualitatively assess the project and using these tools to evaluate efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, cost benefits of the project.

     

    Research Consultant (January, 2014), Client: Jagroto Jubo Songha (JJS), Bangladesh , Task: Preparation of Strategic Framework for People’s Network on Disaster Risk and Climate Change

     

    Evaluation Consultant (November 2013-December 2013), Client: SoDESH and ActionAid, Bangladesh, Project Title: Improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the Acid Survivors, Key task: Developing evaluation tools for qualitatively asses the project and using these tools to evaluate efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, cost benefits of the project.

     

    Research Consultant (August 2013-November 2013), Client: Jagroto Jubo Songha (JJS), Bangladesh , Research title: Disaster Risk Reduction: The Capacity Building Needs of the Women living in the Southern Bangladesh, Key task: Development of a strategic framework for capacity building to reduce disaster risks of women living in disaster-affected areas of Bangladesh.

     

    Team Leader (January 2013- June 2013), Client: Engineering Consultants Limited and Khulna Development Authority (KDA), Khulna City, Bangladesh, Project title: Concept Plan for Regeneration of KDA New Market Shopping Site , Key task: Preparation of an interim report and urban design guidelines and conceptual master plan for regeneration of KDA New Market Site (The main shopping district of Khulna, Bangladesh)

     

    Research Consultant (Feb 2007-Aug 2007), Client: KU-CDMP Partnership Project, URP Discipline, Khulna University (KU), Khulna & Climate Disaster Management Project (CDMP), UNDP; Project Title: ‘Developing an Effective Community Based All Hazards Early Warning Dissemination UNDP System (EWDS) Considering Local Community’s Disaster Vulnerability’.

     

      


    JOURNALS

     


    Shubin S. and Sowgat T (2019) Contested experiences and potential justice at the limit of the law for poor urban children in Bangladesh, Children's Geographies, June 22

     

    Roy S, Sowgat T, Mondal J. (2019) City Profile: Dhaka, Bangladesh. Environment and Urbanization ASIA.  Sep; 10(2):216-32.

     

    Kundu B. K. and Sowgat T. (2016) Employability of the Climate Migrants in Rupsha Slum, Khulna City, Jahangirnagar University Planning Review, vol.-13, Issue 1 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh.

     

    Sowgat, T., Y. P. Wang and C. McWilliams (2016). “Pro-poorness of planning policies in Bangladesh: the case of Khulna city.” International Planning Studies ,vol-22, Issue 2, Taylor and Francis group, UK(http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/ 10.1080/13563475.2016.1220287)

     

    Sowgat T. (2014) Challenges for pro-poor urban planning in Bangladesh: A study of railway land redevelopment plan, Khulna. Jahangirnagar University Planning Review, vol.-12, Issue 1, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh.

     

    Sowgat T. and Roy S. (2013) Pro-poorness of the current urban polices in Bangladesh. Plan Plus, Vol.-7, No.-1, Bangladesh, Khulna

     

    Sowgat T. (2010) Book Review: Theories of Development: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives by Richard Peet & Elaine Hartwick: The Guilford Press, Housing Studies, Volume 25, Issue 1

     

    Roy S.and Sowgat T. (2006) Planning Response to adapt Climate Change in Khulna City, Bangladesh. Planning Review, Vol-2, No. – 2. Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh.

     

    Sowgat T. and Roy S. (2006) Planning challenges in Barcelona, Spain. Plan Plus, Vol.-1, No.-3, Bangladesh, Khulna

     

    CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

     


    Kabir S. and Sowgat T (2016) Heat Stress Adaptive Urban Design Intervention for Planned Residential Areas of Khulna City: Case Study of Sonadanga, 18th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Transportation Problems, Canada (https://www.waset.org/abstracts?q=Sowgat&search=Search)

     

    Khisa N. and Sowgat T. (2014)Reconciliation Issues Around Development Induced Displacement in Bangladesh: a Study of People Affected Due to Kaptai Dam Construction, FIG Congress 2014: Engaging the Challenges – Enhancing the Relevance, Paper 6761 (http://www.fig.net/resources/proceedings/fig_proceedings/fig2014/papers/TS10D/TS10D_7419_abs.pdf)

     

    Kundu B. K. and Sowgat T. (2013) Influences of Individual Assets on the Employability of the Climate Migrants in Rupsha Slum, Khulna City, International Conference on Climate Change Impact & Adaptation (I3CIA-2013), DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh

     

    Kundu B. K. and Sowgat T. (2013) Obstacles for the Employability of the Climate Migrants in Rupsha Slum of Khulna City, Annual Conference on Recent Research on Urbanization in Bangladesh, Centre for Urban Studies (CUS), Bangladesh

     

    Sowgat T. Wang Y.P. and McWilliams C. (2010) Ten years of poverty reduction agendas in Bangladesh and the delivery obstacles for local level urban spatial plans. International Conference on Ten years of poverty, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK (http://www.chronicpoverty.org/page/parallelse)

     

    Sowgat T. (2010) Assessing pro-poorness of the income and employment related urban spatial strategies in Khulna, Bangladesh. Post-Graduate Research Conference on “Productivity, Efficiency and Optimization-Heriot-Watt University working towards a brighter future” Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

     

    Sowgat T. and Roy S. (2007) Pro-poor regeneration of railway markets, Khulna, Bangladesh. International Conference on Architecture for Economically Disadvantaged, BUET, Bangladesh

     

    Roy S., Sowgat T. and Rahman K.R. (2007) In search of anhttp://ku.ac.bd/wp-admin/post.php?post=6494&action=edit urban regeneration approach that benefits the poor International Conference on Architecture for Economically Disadvantaged, BUET, Bangladesh


    POPULAR ARTICLES

    Sowgat, T (2019) 'UMUGANDA IN RWANDA: A powerful idea that can inspire community driven development in Bangladesh', The Daily Star, March 6 [https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/global-affairs/news/powerful-idea-can-inspire-community-driven-development-bangladesh-1710970]

    Shubin, S and Sowgat, T (2018) 'Revisting poverty reduction approach in Southern Bangladesh', The Daily Star, May 21[https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/society/revisiting-poverty-reduction-approach-southern-bangladesh-1616221]

    Sowgat, T (2019), 'Bangladesh needs four pronged approach to ensure fires safety' The New Age, April 05 [http://www.newagebd.net/print/article/69243]