SHLC Event Group Picture

The University of Glasgow hosted a two-day long workshop as part of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

SHLC was set up in 2017 as a GCRF-funded international collaborative research project to address global urban challenges and grow research capacity in Africa and Asia.

The workshop, on the 15th and 16th of February 2023, focused on Urban Neighbourhood Sustainability and Impacts from Covid-19, had two aims:

  • To share SHLC research findings with partner teams, University of Glasgow researchers and wider international research communities
  • To identify future research directions and facilitate further research collaboration between current SHLC team members and other international and University of Glasgow researchers.
SHLC Event Opened by Sara Carter

The event was opened by Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Social Sciences, at the University of Glasgow.

Professor Debolina Kundu, Co-investigator for the SHLC project, shared her thoughts about the event:

“It was a great experience to participate in the two-day SHLC event among colleagues from three schools of the University of Glasgow – Social and Political Sciences, Education and Health and Wellbeing and the international partner teams of SHLC, which many a times we refer to as the extended family of SHLC.

This meeting was the first in-person meeting after COVID 19 pandemic, and probably the last one under the current funding, which made the event even more important for all of us. It was a learning experience for me to listen to the presentations, especially those based on the primary research of 14 cities and interact with scholars from so many countries.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Ya Ping for his excellent leadership and Professor Keith, Professor Osborne, Professor Michell and other colleagues for engaging in this project. The session on ‘future research and collaboration’ was very insightful. I look forward to engaging with the University in the future collaborations.”

SHLC interactive workshop session

Professor Shilpi Roy, Co-investigator for the SHLC project, also reflected on the event:

“This long-awaited international workshop showcased fascinating findings from our large-scale neighbourhood studies in Asia and Africa. Through this event, SHLC created an excellent opportunity to learn from leading urban researchers in the field. We hope new insights on neighbourhood inequality, health, and well-being will inform contextual knowledge and targeted policies and interventions. Possible future collaboration between the global north and global south would also contribute to tackling pressing urban challenges.”

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