Mapping mountains : a morphological study of traditional highland settlements in Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh

Chakma, Monojit (2014) Mapping mountains : a morphological study of traditional highland settlements in Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is a morphological study of the settlement patterns of the diverse hill groups in Chittagong Hill Tracts – a mountainous borderland of Bangladesh in South Asia. It examines the settlement morphology of a hill town, using a combination of both quantitative and qualitative methods, and explains the recurrent neighbourhood types of the highland groups in relation to their urbanisation. The research findings related to the settlements of diverse cultural groups in a cross-border region of the Asian uplands are also relevant to similar contexts and enquiries. Furthermore, the developed methodological framework that facilitated the data collection process in CHT's culturally diverse regions is also applicable to the investigation of geographic areas with similar socio-cultural complexities. Finally, this research specifically contributes to the literature of cross-cultural studies of highland towns and vernacular settlements in the Asian context.

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ID Code: 78841
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Guaralda, Mirko, Sanders, Paul, & Holt-Damant, Kathi
Keywords: urban morphology, hill town, highland groups, town-plan analysis, typological process, Chittagong Hill Tracts, morphogenesis, neighbourhood, morphotope
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2014 06:47
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:52

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