Academic Qualification

MSc. (2011): Mater of Science in Regional Development Planning

Technical University of Dortmund Germany and Universidad Austral de Chile

BURP (2007): Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Academic Award

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for 2009-2011

Netherlands Fellowship (NFP), 2014

Research Project Involvement

Developing Dynamic Web-GIS based Early Warning System for the Communities at Landslide Risks in Chittagong Metropolitan Area, Bangladesh 

This is a small grants project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in association with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and assisted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Development of Post-Graduate Research and Degree Programs in Disaster Risk Reduction at New Institute on Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety


Research Works

Coastal Community Resilience to Tsunami: A Study on Planning Capacity and Social Capacity. Dichato, Chile.

June 2011 in Universidad Austral de Chile.

Quantifying Urban Form: Compactness versus Sprawl.

A comparative analysis of Chittagong Metropolitan and Sylhet Metropolitan in Bangladesh.

June 2010 in Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany.

Accessibility of Public Services in City: A GIS based analysis for Rajshahi City Corporation Area, Bangladesh.

May 2007 in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.

 Training and workshop

International Conference on Disaster Response, April 2011, Valdivia, Chile

Workshop on possible project outline and presentation for a workshop/conference starting the earliest in autumn 2010, January 2010, Bonn, Germany.

Cross Cultural Training, September 2009, Witten, Germany.

Professional Membership

Board Member ( National and International Liaison), 10th Executive Board (2012-2013)

Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP). http://www.bip.org.bd/

Member, SPRING International Association of Development Planner (SIADP)


Registered Town Planner, Capital Development Authority. (RAJUK), Dhaka.

Member, Bangladesh Institute of Planner (BIP), Dhaka. http://www.bip.org.bd/

Member, Association of BUET Graduate Planners (BUETPlanners)

Member, Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA).  http://www.brsa.org.bd/


Ahmed, Bayes, Kamruzzaman, Md., Zhu, Xuan, Rahman, M. S.; Choi, Keechoo.( 2013). “Simulating Land Cover Changes and Their Impacts on Land Surface Temperature in Dhaka, Bangladesh.” Remote
Sens. 5, no. 11: 5969-5998.

Rahman, M.S. and Kausel,T. (2013). “Disaster as an Opportunity to Enhance Community Resilience: Lesson Learnt from Chilean Coast”, Journal of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, Volume 5. pp 1-11

Rahman, M.S. and Kausel,T., (2013) “Coastal Community Resilience to Tsunami: A Study on Planning Capacity and Social Capacity, Dichato, Chile”, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 55-63

Rahman, M.S., Islam, B., Ahmed, B. (2012). “An Overview on Rapid Urbanization and Induced Disaster Risk Factors in Bangladesh”, World Town Planning Day 2012 Souvenir, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP). p 56-64

Rahman, M.S., (2012). “Quantifying Urban Form-Compactness versus Sprawl: An Analysis of Chittagong and Sylhet Metropolitan Cities”, Jahangirnagar University Planning Review, Volume 10, p 39-50, ISSN: 1728-4198.

Islam, B., Rahman, M.S. and Noor, M.A. (2011). “ A State of Art Review on Internal Curing of Concrete and its Prospect for Bangladesh”, 4 th Annual Paper Meet and 1 st civil Engineering Congress (p 22-28), Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-33-4363-5

Rahman, M.S. and Zannat, E.M.,(2009 ) “Impact of Roadside Commercialization on Transport Performance: A Case of Satmosjid Road, Dhaka.” Nagar Shoilee, volume 4, ISBN: 976-964-33-0126-4

Rahman, M.S., (2007) “Impact of Cultural Corridor on Urban life.”  CITYSCAPE, Volume 2.