Really, can we answering to this question? Urban Management is very important for all, especially to developing countries. Urban Planning is a tool to guide city managers. Bangladesh is a densely populated country and the capital of the country ranked as one of the least livable city.
Urban planning is very important for this country where city managers need to allow more people in the urban area considering natural and man-made disasters. The earthquake vulnerability, cyclone, sea level rise, landslide, etc are the major disasters happening once in a year in bigger cities. Additionally the 'Savar Tragedy' added a new tension to the city managers.
But in such a situation policy makers are still passing time by thinking, is Urban Planning necessary?
I don't know how long we need to wait for a prudent initiative.