‘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,…


People drive in heavy traffic in Manila, Philippines

SHLC Meets UN Habitat Executive Director

Professor Ya Ping Wang and Professor Cliff Hague, Chair of the SHLC Advisory Committee, recently…


Housing in Madanpur Khadar resettlement colony, India, Delhi. Credit: Gail Wilson

Delhi Health Crisis Linked to Urbanisation

This article is written by Ivan Turok and was originally published by South Africa’s Mail…


Walking through Madanpur Khadar, New-Delhi, India. Credit: Gail Wilson

As Urban Inequality Deepens, It’s Time for a Reality Check

This article is written by Geci Karuri-Sebina and David Everatt was originally published by the…


Delhi - City Spread and New Neighbourhoods

This article was originally published by Cliff Hague on his own personal blog. All views are the…


Mandanpur Khadar Resettlement Colony, Delhi, India. Credit: Cliff Hague.

Delhi - Colonial Planning, Slums and Gated Communities

This article was originally published by Cliff Hague on his own personal blog. All views are the…


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…


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…


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…