Growth centers and bazaars are the economic lifelines of Bangladesh. However, to meet the emerging challenges of economic progression in a middle-income country, the economic infrastructure of the bazaars needs to be more integrated and responsive. This thesis looks into the question of to what extent can architecture is a part of the solution.
Utile worked with the City of Boston and the nonprofit A Better City to develop design and process guidelines for tactical activation of the public realm. The project began with an audit of existing City policies around parklets and sidewalk cafes, leading to an overhaul of the way the City approaches placemaking interventions in the public realm. To codify the new regime, Utile created a Tactical Public Realm Standards document which includes both design guidelines and a how-to guide to the…
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A visionary roadmap to guide a historic capital city emerging from decades of conflict towards a model of sustainable, equitable, and resilient development, tackling physical and social dimensions head-on