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…


Khulna mixed commercial area along KDA Avenue. Credit: Irfan Shakil, Khulna University

City Profile: Dhaka, Bangladesh

This article was originally published by SAGE publications in…


Khulna, Central Business District. Credit: Irfan Shakil, Khulna University

Bangladesh: National Urban Policies and City Profiles for Dhaka and Khulna

Overview This research report reviews and analyses…


Khulna River Bank, Bangladesh

SDG Responsive Urban Planning Practice

SDG Responsive Urban Planning…