Maboneng District, Johannesburg. Credit: Zubeida Lowton, University of Glasgow

A Tale of Two Cities: Socio-Spatial Transformations of Post-Apartheid South African Cities – Part 1, Johannesburg

In this two-part photo essay, Zubeida Lowton explores the influence of racial, social and spatial…


A New Saint or a Frankenstein for Dhaka?

This article is written by Tanjil Sowgat and was originally published by NEWAGE. All views are the…


Gathering around a water pump, Nigeria. Credit: World Bank

COVID-19 Demands a Combined Housing and WASH Response

This blog was written by Dr Basirat Oyalowo who lectures at the Department of Estate Management and…


Disarray of urban functions in Joydebpur. © 2020 SHLC Bangladesh

Uncontrolled Industry-Driven Urban Sprawl Creates an Unliveable Peri-Urban Dhaka

Expanding cities inevitably start to encroach upon surrounding rural land. As transport networks…


School children wash their hands at Govt High school Ballod, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. Credit: UNICEF

Schools Out Forever? Supporting Resilient Learning in the Face of COVID-19

This article was written by Dr Yulia Nesterova and originally published by Impakter, the…


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…


How to Refresh South Africa’s Jaded Democracy

This article is written by Ivan Turok and Andreas Scheba and was originally published by South…