Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman

মোঃ মোস্তাফিজুর রহমান

Associate Professor

  •  Phone:   880-1913821674
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I did my graduation in Urban and Regional Planning (URP) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 2009. I have also received Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) in the same department from the same university. In 2022, I completed my doctoral studies in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Earth Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. 

Field of Research
  •  Sustainable Urban development
  •  Nature -based Solutions (Nbs)
  •  GIS and Remote Sensing
  •  Cities and Climate Change
  •  Inclusive cities, Green Cities and Smart cities

  •  First Joined: 09th Sep, 2015
  •      Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning



Book / Book Chapter
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
SL Authors Title Publisher Details Publication Year Type
1 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, György Szabó Assessing the Status of National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) of Bangladesh ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 12(6), 236, MDPI 2023 Journal
2 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, György Szabó Sustainable Urban Land-Use Optimization Using GIS-Based Multicriteria Decision-Making (GIS-MCDM) Approach ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf., Volume 11, Issue 5 2022 Journal
3 Abdullah-Al- Faisal, Mohd. Shahinoor Rahman, Abdulla-Al Kafy, Sumita Roy, Abdur Rouf Khan, Md. Mostafizur Rahman Impact on Land Surface Temperature and Urban Heat Island, Due to Land Use/Land Cover Change in Dhaka Metropolitan Area, Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques Taylor & Francis, CRC Press 2022 Book Chapter
4 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, György Szabó A Novel Composite Index to Measure Environmental Benefits in Urban Land Use Optimization Problems ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2022, 11(4), 220 2022 Journal
5 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, György Szabó Comparing K-Means Clustering and Random Forest technique to classify urban land cover Debrecen University Press, Hungary, pp 279-285 2021 Book Chapter
6 Md Mostafizur Rahman , Dr. György Szabó A Geospatial Approach to Measure Social Benefits in Urban Land Use Optimization Problem Land, MDPI, Vol 10, Issue 12, 1398 2021 Journal
7 Md Mostafizur Rahman , Dr. György Szabó Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Urban Ecosystem Service Value in Dhaka, Bangladesh Land, MDPI. Vol 10, Issue 8, 793 2021 Journal
8 Md Mostafizur Rahman , Dr. György Szabó Multi-objective urban land use optimization using spatial data: A systematic review Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier, Vol 74, 103214 2021 Journal
9 Abdullah-Al-Faisal, Md. MostafizurRahman, Shajibul Haque Retrieving spatial variation of aerosol level over urban mixed land surfaces using Landsat imageries: Degree of air pollution in Dhaka Metropolitan Area Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Elsevier, 2021 Journal
10 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Dr. Szabó György National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) of Bangladesh – Development, Progress and Way Forward ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences., V-4-2020, 131–138, 2020 2020 Conference
11 Muhaiminul Islam, Md. Nayem Uddin & Md. Mostafizur Rahman A GIS-based approach to explore the factors contributing towards Urban residential land development and re-development (LDR): a case of Rajshahi City Corporation area Geology, Ecology, and Landscapes, Taylor & Francis 2020 Journal
12 Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Ishrat Islam Exposure of urban infrastructure because of climate change-induced flood: lesson from municipal level planning in Bangladesh Ecofeminism and Climate Change, Emerald Publishing Limited, Journals Ecofeminism and Climate Change, Volume 1 Issue 3, pp 107-125 2020 Journal
13 Md Mostafizur Rahman , Dr. György Szabó Exploring urban sustainability dimension through land use optimization Debrecen University Press, Hungary 2020 Book Chapter
14 Islam, M., Kashem, S., Morshed, S., Rahman, M. M Dynamics of Seasonal Migration of Rural Livelihood Advanced Journal of Social Science 2019 Journal
15 Nahar. A., Shuvo. K., Rahman. H., Rahman. M.M., Das. A Identification of The Trend of Agricultural Land Transformation Using PRA Tools: A Case Study of Rajshahi Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Urban and Regional Planning, 5-6 October 2019. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2019 Conference
16 Aftabun Nahar, Abdul Mohaimenu Mim, Md. Mostafizur Rahman. Assessing Pedestrian Environment: A Review on Pedestrian Facilities in Rajshahi City Corporation Area American Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 24-30 2019 Journal
17 Bayes Ahmed, Ilan Kelman, Md. Kamruzzaman, Hossain Mohiuddin, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Anutosh Das, Maureen Fordham and Mohammad Shamsudduha Indigenous people’s responses to drought in northwest Bangladesh Environmental Development, Elsevier 2018 Journal
18 Md. Shakil Ar Salan, Md. Salman Reza, Dulal Sarker, Md. Abdul Wakil, Md. Mostafizur Rahman Planning and Designing a Central Place by Integrating Multiple Uses: A Hybrid Model Approach for Developing a Sustainable Town Centre at Baze Silinda, Rajshahi Journal of Interior Designing and Regional Planning 2018 Journal
19 Arafat. M., Hasan. H., & Rahman, M. M A GIS Based Spatial Accessibility Assessment of Rural Sanitation Facilities Proceedings of NCWRE 2018 1st National Coference on Water Resources Engineering (pp.11 -15). Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering (CWRE), CUET. ISBN: 978-1981910410 2018 Conference
20 Reza.S, Islam.M.N, & Rahman, M. M Meteorological Drought Monitoring Using stellite Imagery: A Case study of Rajshahi, Naoagaon and Jaipurhat of Bangladesh. Proceedings of NCWRE 2018 1st National Coference on Water Resources Engineering (pp. 6-10). Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering (CWRE), CUET. ISBN: 978-1981910410 2018 Conference
21 Maureen Fordham, Bayes Ahmed, Md. Kamruzzaman, Hossain Mohiuddin, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Anutosh Das, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Ilan Kelman. Precarious Resilience: Gendered Lessons from Drought in North West Bangladesh Gender and Disaster Network, 2017 Journal
22 Uddin. M. M., Alam. J. B., Khan. Z. H. , Rahman. M. M., Chowdhury. J. Application of Remote Sensing Technology for Calibration of Bay of Bengal Morphology Model IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE) 2016 Journal
23 Rahman, M. M., & Rahman, M. M. Participatory GIS: A Tool Towards Water Resources Management in Coastal Area of Bangladesh Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium (pp. 198-205). Perth, Western Australia: Engineers Australia. 2014 Conference
24 Islam, I., Adnan, M.S.G., Rahman, M. and Abu Sayed, M An Analysis of Spatial Structure of Dhaka: Associated Problems and Issues 10th Asian Urbanization Conference, Hong Kong. 2009 Conference
  •  Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, Hungary (2019-2023)
  •  From 06/2018 to 09/2019: Member, Technical Management Committee (TMC) for the project "Revision of Functional Master Plan and Detailed Area Plan to make Rajshahi Metropolitan Development Plan (RMDP) Disaster Risk Sensitive".
  •  From 09/2017 to 09/2019: Member, Building Construction (Plan Approval) Committee, Sirajgonj Municipality.
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