View over the centre of Khuln

The dual crises: COVID 19 and climate change in Khulna city

This blog was written by Tanjil Sowgat and Shilpi Roy Khulna is…


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

Sustainability Challenges for Sprawling Dhaka

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Roy S, Sowgat T, Islam SMT, Anjum N.…


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

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Rahman, M. M., Avtar, R., Ahmad, S.,…


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

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


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…


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…


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…


‘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…