A view towards town, Kigali, Rwanda

Will the Covid-19 impact on public life and public space be transformational?

This article was originally published by The New Times. The views expressed in this article are of…


Walk safely or safe walking, Azizur Rahman Road, Khulna, Bangladesh. Credit: Nafisa Anjum.

What Makes Your Neighbourhood Sustainable? Lessons from a Virtual Photography Exhibition

Rapid urban growth is one of the most important global challenges affecting all countries across…


Students in Primary Seven at Zanaki Primary School, Tanzania. Credit: Sarah Farhat / World Bank

Is your neighbourhood your destiny? How the neighbourhood you live in determines your educational opportunities

This blog, written by Yulia Nesterova, explores quality education in urban settings and was…


Figure 2: Community mapping with residents. Credit: Arnisson Andre C Ortega

Counter-mapping for urban social justice: notes from the urban periphery in the Philippines

This guest blog, written by Assistant Professor Arnisson Andre C Ortega, features a…


What makes a city liveable? Reflections from Mongla and Noapara on Bangladesh’s coast

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to restrict travel and movement across the globe, where…


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…


Wearing the Hat of a Health Geographer in the Neighbourhoods of New Delhi

In this blog, Dr Ramjee Bhandari from SHLC’s University of Glasgow team showcases geo-coded…


Dar es Salaam’s new bus transit system. Credit: Hendri Lombard World Bank

COVID-19 and Tanzania’s Cities: Why Collaboration is Key

This blog was written by Irene R. Moshi, Kimberly Mihayo, Ibrahim Msuya and Francis Levira from…


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…