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Open Space Management of Dhaka City, Bangladesh: A Case Study on Parks and Playgrounds

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, BANGLADESH
  • 2 Department of Environmental Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka-1342, BANGLADESH

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 118-126, December,22 (2015)


Open Space is an exigent element for providing better living environment in urban life. It is also helpful for maintaining ecological balance. But the populations of Dhaka city divests of its proper facilities as a result of mismanagement of it. Hence this study aims to assess the management system of the open spaces i. e., parks and playgrounds. This research focuses on the existing open spaces management system, major weakness of the existing management and finally propose a better management approach which will be helpful in future management. The main findings in the management of open spaces were that management system varies according to ownership, spatial location and authority. Different authority manages open spaces but there is a lack of coordination among these authorities. Again proper management were not functional in the existing management system. Due to lack of proper management system, most of the open spaces face safety and security, environmental, design and aesthetic, managerial and institutional, facility and quality of facility related weakness. So, proper implementation of the proposed management approach becomes urgent requirement for maintaining the existing open spaces and also create a new dimension in the existing management system.


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