Dar es Salaam’s new bus transit system. Credit: Hendri Lombard World Bank

COVID-19 and Tanzania’s Cities: Why Collaboration is Key

This blog was written by Irene R. Moshi, Kimberly Mihayo, Ibrahim Msuya and Francis Levira from…


Outside water tap in Madanpur Khadar Resettlement Colony, Delhi, India. Credit: Gail Wilson, University of Glasgow

The ‘Luxury’ of Home Quarantine

Reflecting on Indian cities’ response to COVID-19, exclusive access to basic amenities and…


COVID19 health information posters, Philippines. Credit: Ramjee Bhandari, University of Glasgow.

Support Thy Neighbour: Why a Strong Local Response Will Help Beat COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic currently spreading its tentacles to all four corners of the globe has…


Picture This: Touring Filipino ‘Barangays’

In this picture blog, Jennifer McArthur explores the Barangays of the Philippines and finds passion…


Jaime Cardinal Sin Village, Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines. Credit: Gail Wilson, University of Glasgow

Making ‘CeNS’ of Filipino Neighbourhoods

A new research centre dedicated to the science of neighbourhood studies has been launched by…


People, buses, rickshaws, bikes and cars, Mirpur 10, Dhaka. Credit: Khulna University.

Apply Now – Applications Open for Sustainable Cities Small Grants Fund

As we approach the UN Habitat’s World Urban Forum, SHLC launches next round of Capacity…


Mural in Lodhi Colony, Delhi, India. Credit: Jennifer McArthur, University of Glasgow

SHLC on Tour: Exploring Delhi’s Diverse Neighbourhoods

During UN Habitat’s Urban October, 50 researchers from SHLC’s international team came together for…


‘Off the boat’ fresh fish and the fish monger, Nilkhet, Dhaka. Credit: Khulna University.

Picturing Dhaka: Bustling Streets, Famous Street Food and Rubbish Playgrounds

In this picture blog, Irfan Shakil, Tanjil Sowgat and S. M. Tafsirul Islam explore the streets of…


Water tanks, Madurai, India. Credit: Arvind Pandey, National Institute of Urban Affairs

Picturing Madurai: Smart Fruit Market, Local Craft Heritage and Water Shortages

In this picture blog, Dr Arvind Pandey explores living conditions, from housing to craft culture,…


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…