Housing in Delft township, Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: Ivan Turok, Human Sciences Research Council

Picturing Cape Town’s Townships: Sandy Neighbourhoods, Neglected Space and Thriving Enterprise Hotspots

In this picture blog, Ivan Turok explores house building, community development and enterprise…


Vulnerability in informal settlements, Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: Irfan Shakil, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Re-introducing SHLC: Who Are We, What Do We Do and Why?

Rapid urbanisation and increased migration in Africa and Asia have helped drive drive development…


Poor quality housing, informal settlement, Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: Ya Ping Wang, University of Glasgow.

No Slums and a ‘Vision City’: An Impression of Kigali’s Housing from my First Fieldtrip

In this blog Professor Ya Ping Wang, Director of SHLC, reflects on housing in Kigali’s…


Vulnerability in informal settlements, Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: Irfan Shakil, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Rwanda’s Neighbourhoods: In the Eyes of Two Bangladeshis

In this picture blog, Irfan Shakil and Professor Tanjil Sowgat from the SHLC team in Bangladesh…


Umuganda, Nduba Sector, Gasabo District, Rwanda. Credit: Ministry of Environment - Rwanda.

Rwanda’s Clean CBDs Pique the Interest of South African Leaders

This article was originally published by Business Day (South Africa). All views are the author’s…


Dr Ramjee Bhandari taking part in Umuganda. Kigali, Rwanda. Credit: Gail Wilson, University of Glasgow.

A Powerful Idea that can Inspire Community Driven Development in Bangladesh

This article was originally published by The Daily Star (Bangladesh). All views are the author’s…


Khulna, Central Business District. Credit: Irfan Shakil, Khulna University

Studying Cities from the Inside Out: Why Partnership and Interdisciplinarity Matters

With over half of the population living in urban areas and the numbers increasing daily, cities are…


Low cost formal housing in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

Picture This: Exploring Neighbourhoods in Johannesburg and Cape Town

Hanging out waiting for customers at the hair salon, Alexandra,…