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…


New City Profiles: Profiling Cities of Global South for Sustainable Development

To celebrate World Habitat Day SHLC launch new city profiles as part of a special edition of…


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…


Dhaka. Credit: MD FAYSAL AHMED

Happy Urban October – Applications Open for Sustainable Cities Small Grants Fund

SHLC celebrates UN Habitat’s ‘Urban October’ and launches next round of Capacity…


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…