Students prepare data sheets from their field data sheets under the supervision of Nafisa Anjum, Research Associate. Credit: SHLC-BD

Training Neighbourhood Sustainability Champions at Khulna University

In this blog, our team in Bangladesh reflects on how they are utilising the collaborative design of…


The Company’s Garden, Cape Town. Credit: Zubeida Lowton, University of Glasgow

A Tale of Two Cities: Socio-Spatial Transformations of Post-Apartheid South African Cities – Part 2, Cape Town

In the second installment of this photo essay, Zubeida Lowton investigates what the city of Cape…


Disarray of urban functions in Joydebpur. © 2020 SHLC Bangladesh

Sustainable Neighbourhood Development in Emerging Economies: A Review

This study reviews the literature on sustainable development focusing at the neighbourhood level,…


Dusk approaches at Rupsa Bridge, Khulna, Bangladesh. Credit: Irfan Shakil and Tanjil Sowgat, Khulna University

A Review of Urban Neighbourhood Scholarship

Although some scholars remain sceptical about its relevance due to its contested and porous nature,…


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

What I Learnt About the Concept of Liveability

In this blog, Dr Hanna Ruszczyk from Durham University explores what liveability means for urban…


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…