Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning (URP) is the process by which communities attempt to control, design and develop their physical environments. It has been practiced under many names i.e. town planning, city planning, community planning, land use planning and physical environment planning. The objective of planning is the �physical environment,� which is taken to mean land and its uses, along with everything that has tangible existence on or beneath the land surface. Planning also includes the manner and style by which buildings are laid out in a city, and the design of public places.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) has started its' academic program in February 10, 2011 with two teachers and 60 students under the Faculty of Civil Engineering for offering the degree of Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURP).
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology's Department of Urban & Regional Planning perceives planning as a means for communities to define their distinct routes towards environmental, economic, and social resilience. Through active instruction, pioneering research, and a foundational focus on fairness, we cultivate planning methods where the three tenets of sustainability collaboratively operate to establish equitable communities. A variety of issues falls within the scope of URP, depending partly on the geographical scale of the planning area. Regional planners are concerned with such matters as the protection of farmland or other valued resource sites (e.g. forests, mineral deposits, seashores, lakeshores); the preservation of unique natural or historical features; the locations of highways and other transport facilities, such as pipelines or airports; and the growth prospects of communities located throughout the region. If the region is organized around a large city, the planners must take into account the problems caused by city�s expansion, and its impact on surrounding countryside and nearby towns.
The importance of URP for a developing country like Bangladesh can hardly be over emphasized. Bangladesh has a shortage of planner. With its limited land capacity and high population density, all the cities of Bangladesh show rapid urbanization. Moreover, during the last few years, urban growth rates and the number of municipality have increased noticeably. Without proper planning, this growth trends and newly established municipalities will create more serious social, environmental and other problems, which may lead to the urban areas inhabitable for the city dwellers. To promote development of physical environment of this country/region increased number of planners should be produced.

Vision and Mission

Planning at URP, KUET empowers students, researchers, and the community to enact the transformations they desire in the world. We are convinced that today's most pressing societal challenges�ranging from climate crises and ecological fairness to cost-effective housing and job development�demand innovative, interdisciplinary, and community-centric remedies. Our students are trained to analyze and conceptualize these remedies deeply, promoting substantial community involvement in the decision-making process. Our academic staff are national frontrunners across all facets of planning, introducing fresh techniques and data resources to the pivotal concerns steering the planning field. We weave our research into the educational setting and practical planning, granting our students varied chances to acquire hands-on insights with local, regional, and global communities.
Situated in Khulna, our influence stretches far past these confines to influence planning practices and studies on both a national and global scale. Our pedagogy and studies function at various geographical magnitudes and places�streets, districts, urban areas and regions. Thus, we undertake studies worldwide, and we aim for a student demographic diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, and regional and national backgrounds.
Planning at URP, KUET is a vibrant, inventive, and thriving hub of students, academics, and professionals. We provide accredited educational programs across all academic tiers�bachelor's, master's, and doctoral. We merge the advanced tools of a top-tier university with the warmth of a close-knit, inviting community for students all across the nation. Within this backdrop, we shape outstanding professionals and generate pioneering concepts that back the development of equitable, sustainable urban landscapes.

Established : 03-08-2010
Head : Tusar Kanti Roy
Location : URP Building
(Ground Floor, 1st Floor & 3rd Floor)
Phone : +8802477733050-Ext:650
BTCL : 02477733050
Fax : +8802477733351
Email : [email protected]
No of Faculty : 19
No of Student : 276
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Divisions : Physical and Land Use Planning; Surveying and Cartography; Geospatial Applications and Planning; Environmental Planning and Management; Disaster and Risk Management; Transportation Planning; Housing and Real Estate; Project Planning; Regional Planning; Site and Area Planning; Landscape Planning
Degree Offered