Research Fellow

PhD, National University of Singapore,

Discipline/s

Architecture, Urban Studies

Contact

64994053

rashed_bhuyan@sutd.edu.sg

Biography

Dr Md Rashed Bhuyan is a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design. Bhuyan’s research interest lies in the intersections of design, technology and environmental wellbeing of children and older adults. His current research projects focus on the role of urban intervention in promoting health (walking) via AI, and the impact of neighbourhood environments on persons living with dementia. An architect by training, Bhuyan designed residential, institutional and commercial buildings that are sensitive to their contexts and user needs. Bhuyan is a lecturer (on leave) at the Department of Architecture, University of Asia Pacific. Bhuyan welcomes national and international research collaboration in his areas of research interest.

Education

  • PhD (Architecture), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • M. Sc. (Environmental Management), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • B. Arch. (Professional), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Publications

  • Yuen, Belinda., Bhuyan, Md Rashed., Song, Siqi., Moogoor, Adithi., Yap, Winston., Močnik, Špela., & Chua, Rochelle. (2021). Age-Friendly Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guidelines: Singapore Case Study. World Scientific. (in-press).
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Yuen, Belinda. (2021). Older adults’ views of the connections between neighbourhood built environment and health in Singapore. Journal of Population Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s12062-021-09328-4.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2021). Geographies of outdoor play in Dhaka: An explorative study on children’s location preference, usage pattern and accessibility range of play spaces. Children’s Geographies. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2021.1914823.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Zhang, Ye. (2020). Diversity of children's independent mobility in Dhaka. Urbanisation. 4 (2):1-18. doi: 10.1177/2455747119889915.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. Lane, Anna., Moogoor, Adithi., Mocnik, Spela., & Yuen, Belinda. (2020). Meaning of age-friendly neighbourhood: An exploratory study with older adults and key informants in Singapore. Cities, 107, 107:102940. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2020.102940.
  • Yuen, Belinda., Bhuyan, Md Rashed., Močnik, Špela., & Yap, Winston. (2020). "Six principles of dementia-friendly neighbourhoods." Urban Redevelopment Authority: Designing Our Age-Friendly City, December 2020. https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Get-Involved/Plan-Our-Future-SG/Innovative-Urban-Solutions/Age-friendly-city.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Zhang, Ye. (2019). A mixed methods research strategy to study children’s play and urban physical environments in Dhaka. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. 14(2), 358-378.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2019). Architecture for special needs: Sensing the needs. In M. Z. Islam & S. Kabir (Eds.), Aspirations and Ideas: Designing with Context. Dhaka: University Press Limited, Dhaka.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2016a). Architecture and its Urban Context: Place, Path and People, Context: Design, Architecture, Culture, Contextbd, January 2016.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2016b). Accessibility of Children Play Spaces in Dhanmondi: A Syntactic Study, Context: Design, Architecture, Culture, Contextbd, March 2016.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Skelton, Tracey. (2014). Planned housing environments and children’s outdoor play: Is child-friendliness possible? in Lye, Savage, Chou, Yu and Kua, Harn Wei. (2014), Sustainability Matters: Asia’s Energy Vol. 2, Chapter 8, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2018, Jul). Rethinking relationship between children’s play and configuration of urban physical environments in Dhaka, 2nd International Conference on Green architecture (ICGrA), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Zhang, Ye. (2014, Dec). “Accessibility of Play Spaces in Dhanmondi Residential Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh”, E-proceedings of the Great Asian Streets Symposium (GASS), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Heng Chye Kiang., Choo, Malonee-Lai Lee., Naguran, Mallika., Bhuyan, Md Rashed., Pundir, Manju Baisoya., and Srinivasan, Satyanarayan. (2013, Nov). Eco-cities Revisited: Interpreting eco-cities for high density environments in Asia from the dual perspectives of governance and market, Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
  • Heng Chye Kiang., Choo, Malonee-Lai Lee., Naguran, Mallika., Bhuyan, Md Rashed., Pundir, Manju Baisoya., and Srinivasan, Satyanarayan. (2013, Nov). Developing an urban indicator system for assessing sustainability performance of High-Density Townships. Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association, National Taiwan University, Taipei.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2013, Oct). "Enhancing children's access to open spaces through urban (re)design." 2nd CASA-UTM Colloquium, National University of Singapore, Singapore. (Invited).
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. & Skelton, Tracey. (2013, Sep). “Planned housing environments and children’s outdoor play in Singapore: Enhancing Child Friendliness”, E-proceedings of the SB13 Singapore: Realizing Sustainability in the Tropics, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands. PP. 358-365, ISBN: 978-981-07-7377-9.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2013, Jul). “Planned housing environments and children’s outdoor play in Singapore: Is child-friendliness possible?”, at the 8th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies, at the Asian Research Institute (ARI), National University Singapore, 24-26 July 2013.
  • Bhuyan, Md Rashed. (2012, Dec). “Merging Theory into Practice: Ecological Urban Design”, U21 Early Career Researchers Workshop hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 5-6 December 2012. (Invited)