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Mittul Vahanvati

Mittul Vahanvati

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.

Disaster season is here — do you have a Resilience Action Plan? Here's how the small town of Tarnagulla built theirs

Jan 19, 2021 04:56 am UTC| Life

Heatwaves, floods, bushfires: disaster season is upon us again. We cant prevent hazards or climate change-related extreme weather events but we can prepare for them not just as individuals but as a community. One way...

Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: this is what Australia can learn from India

Jan 28, 2020 08:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

A key question facing us all after Australias unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently? We need to ensure our rebuilding and recovery efforts make us safer, protect our environment and improve...

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Economy

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