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…


Picture This: Touring Filipino ‘Barangays’

In this picture blog, Jennifer McArthur explores the Barangays of the Philippines and finds passion…


How to Refresh South Africa’s Jaded Democracy

This article is written by Ivan Turok and Andreas Scheba and was originally published by South…


‘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…