05 Jan '12, 2pm

Creating Public Green Space on a Lake in One of the World's Densest Slums

Creating Public Green Space on a Lake in One of the World's Densest Slums

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum /Video screen capture Korail, home to 120,000, is the largest slum in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Located at the center of the city, to say space is at a premium is something of an understatement. Dhaka itself has a population of 15 million, and UNEP predicts that it will be the second largest city in the world by 2015. In Korail, boxed in by a growing wealthy neighborhood and a lake, increasing density precludes public spaces where residents can gather and children can play. But a small project is proof that residents can take matters into their own hands and make their home a better place. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum /Video screen capture The Platform of Hope (Ashar Macha) was first proposed in 2007 by landscape architect Khondaker Hasibul Kabir of BRAC University . New to the area, Kabir moved in with family of Fourk...

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