Economic Impacts of Globalization on Urban Environment at Dhaka city in Bangladesh

Muhammad Rabi Ullah


The paper aims to explore the nature of economic impacts of globalization on urban environment at Dhaka City in Bangladesh. It has highlighted the city of Dhaka as the urbanization of the whole country is interlinked with the intense development of the city. The paper is based on data collected through surveys of population censuses and relevant studies. It reveals that the historical process of urban development of Dhaka City presents various trends based on its political development. The rapid urbanization of the city since its emergence as the capital of an independent state is due mainly to massive migration of rural population. The paper also reveals that significant change of economic condition and standard of living. Most of the city dwellers are settled mostly in slums and squatter settlements and are living below the poverty lines as the rapid urban growth of the city is not commensurate with overall development. The paper, however, argues that the experience of environmental pollution incising at Dhaka city follows the pattern of urbanization without development.

Keywords: Globalization, Environmental change, Economic impacts, Urban change, Slum expansion

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