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

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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

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Noapara Storytelling Workshops. Credit: Jinia Nowrin

Ethics as negotiated and emergent in a study of liveability in small cities

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Arriving in Mongla by boat, Bangladesh. Credit: Hanna Ruszczyk, Durham University.

Liveable Regional Cities in Bangladesh

This project, which was funded by SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, explores what…


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…