Webinar: Exploring Liveability in Regional Cities in Bangladesh

When: 16 June 2020, 10:00 am -11:30 am (GMT+1)

Where: Online

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On 16 June 2020, 10:00-11:30 GMT GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) will host a webinar on 'Exploring Liveability in Regional Cities in Bangladesh'.

In this seminar, Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience, Department of Geography, Durham University, UK), Dr Istiakh Ahmed (International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Independent University, Bangladesh) and Dr Alex Halligey (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) will present research findings from an interdisciplinary  project exploring ‘liveability’ in Mongla and Noapara in south-western Bangladesh. Speakers will showcase findings from storytelling workshops, photo essays, theatre performances, household surveys, interviews and more.The study explored how residents in each cities perceive their neighbourhood and what are their priorities in making their city liveable. The concept of liveability and its components of livelihoods and food security, utilities and transport, health and natural environment, education, housing, central and local government, safety and security and lastly social and leisure provide rich and complex insights into the daily life of cities and what is needed to create liveable, regional cities.

For further information and to register for the webinar, please click here.