SHLC project is funded by the GCRF- Research Councils UK Collective Fund. The projects aims to build research knowledge in the UK, Asia and Africa, to help address urbanization-related challenges in the developing countries. SHLC will conduct comparative studies of urbanisation with respect to formation and differentiation of neighbourhoods in 2 cities in India in order to address the challenges associated with urbanisation, migration, health and education. The project also seeks to strengthen research capacity among urban researchers and policy makers. The project is conducted simultaneously in 14 cities, two in each of the seven countries of South Africa, China, Rwanda, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Philippines and India.