SHLC enters into co-operation with UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning

SHLC is very pleased to announce an agreement with UNESCO’s International Institute for…


Stream of people travelling from work towards home in Zirabo. © 2020 SHLC Bangladesh.

Sustainability Challenges for Sprawling Dhaka

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Roy S, Sowgat T, Islam SMT, Anjum N.…


Prof. Tanjil Sowgat presenting the SHLC research findings at Khulna City Corporation. Credit: Khulna University

Meeting the Mayors of Dhaka and Khulna: New Hopes for Pragmatic Research

This blog was written Tanjil Sowgat and Shilpi Roy from Khulna University. The views expressed in…


Does building development in Dhaka comply with land use zoning? An analysis using nighttime light and digital building heights

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Rahman, M. M., Avtar, R., Ahmad, S.,…


Housing and industries are rapidly taking over the water bodies and agricultural lands in Borpa, Narayanganj, Dhaka. © 2020 SHLC Bangladesh.

Transformation of Agricultural Land and Waterbodies in Rapidly Urbanising Bangladesh: Recognising the Extent of Sustainability Concerns

This project, which was funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, uses GIS-based…


Dhaka: diverse, dense, and damaged neighbourhoods and the impacts of unplanned urbanisation

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods within Dhaka –…


Khulna: the diversity and disparity of neighbourhoods from organic growth

This study explores the internal structures and differentiation of neighbourhoods in Khulna, a…


Patenga Road, Chattogram, Bangladesh. Credit: Moheen Reeyad

The Power of Partnership in Chattogram: Residents and City Planners

This project, funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, integrates the lived…


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…


COVID-19 emergency response activities, Madartek, Basabo, Dhaka. Credit: UN-Women

Contextualizing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on food security in two small cities in Bangladesh

Read journal article Download journal article Reference Ruszczyk H.A., Rahman M.F., Bracken…