Neighbourhood Matters: A Virtual Exhibition for ESRC 2020 Festival of Social Science

  • Friday 13 November 2020
  • from 10:00 (GMT)

Rapid urban growth is one of the most important global challenges affecting all countries across the globe. By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. Urbanisation is shaping our everyday life in our local communities, but is it helping to make our neighbourhoods more, or less, sustainable?

This virtual exhibition, hosted as part of the ESRC’s 2020 Festival of Social Sciences, will showcase photographs and maps produced by urban residents themselves to give a glimpse into how urbanisation is shaping everyday life in their local communities and neighbourhoods.

Check out shortlisted entries below!
By registering for our event you will:
  • Vote for your favourite image and help us choose the top three winning entries
  • Learn more about rapid urban growth and how it is impacting the cities and neighbourhoods we live in
  • Meet people from neighbourhoods across Glasgow, Bangladesh, India, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, China and the Philippines and learn what daily life is like in rapidly growing cities.


This event is hosted by SHLC as part of ESRC’s 2020 Festival of Social Science. SHLC is funded by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund via UK Research and Innovation and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). 

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