Lecturer, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Mittul Vahanvati is a lecturer and research fellow at RMIT University Sustainability and Urban Planning discipline. She specialises in post-disaster housing and settlement reconstruction and recovery program design, carving pathways for long-term community resilience.
She is currently working with regional communities in Victoria (Australia) to co-produce their resilience action plan through the Victorian Climate Change Innovation Funding. She is also involved in an action-research project “enhancing urban resilience to climate change impacts and natural disasters” in Honiara, through the UN-Habitat, whereby she adopts co-design and co-production approach.
Prior to entering in research, Mittul worked in architecture industry and as a tutor and lecturer for more than seven years. She continues to develop a bridge between industry and academic silos.
Jan 19, 2021 04:56 am UTC| Life
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