Stream of people travelling from work towards home in Zirabo. © 2020 SHLC Bangladesh.

Sustainability Challenges for Sprawling Dhaka

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Prof. Tanjil Sowgat presenting the SHLC research findings at Khulna City Corporation. Credit: Khulna University

Meeting the Mayors of Dhaka and Khulna: New Hopes for Pragmatic Research

This blog was written Tanjil Sowgat and Shilpi Roy from Khulna University. The views expressed in…


Does building development in Dhaka comply with land use zoning? An analysis using nighttime light and digital building heights

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Dhaka: diverse, dense, and damaged neighbourhoods and the impacts of unplanned urbanisation

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods within Dhaka –…


Khulna: the diversity and disparity of neighbourhoods from organic growth

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods in Khulna, a…


What makes a city liveable? Reflections from Mongla and Noapara on Bangladesh’s coast

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to restrict travel and movement across the globe, where…


COVID-19 emergency response activities, Madartek, Basabo, Dhaka. Credit: UN-Women

Contextualizing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on food security in two small cities in Bangladesh

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Noapara Storytelling Workshops. Credit: Jinia Nowrin

Ethics as negotiated and emergent in a study of liveability in small cities

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Arriving in Mongla by boat, Bangladesh. Credit: Hanna Ruszczyk, Durham University.

Liveable Regional Cities in Bangladesh

This project, which was funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, explores what…


Locals using boats for daily commute in Noapara, Bangladesh © Hanna Ruszczyk

I (Don’t) Want to Live Here! Exploring Perceptions of Liveability in Bangladesh

What makes people prefer one place over another? Liveability is a popular topic, but smaller cities…