Dr. Afroza Parvin
· Urban and rural settlement planning;
· House-building process in informal settlements;
· Disaster resilient built environment;
· Space syntax of cities and urban blocks; and
· Context-responsive pedagogy in Higher Education.
· Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Urban Design), Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, 2008.
· Master of Science (MSc.) (Urban Planning), The University of Hong Kong, 2002.
· Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Architecture Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh, 1997.
- Parvin, A. (2009), “Integrating Open Space in Compact Layout: Study of a High-Density Residential Development in Hong Kong”, Protibesh, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 43-53.
- Parvin, A. Ye, A. M., and Jia, B. (2008), “Effect of visibility on multilevel movement: a study of the high density compact built environment in Hong Kong”, Urban Design International, Vol.13, pp.169-181, http://www.palgrave-journals.com/udi/journal/v13/n3/pdf/udi200822a.pdf
- Parvin, A., and Johnson, C. (2015), “Revisiting climate change policies in Bangladesh: A vulnerability perspective”, in Walter Leal & Ilan Kelman (eds), Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation, International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and Springer. (in press).
- Alam, A.F.M.A., Asad, R., and Parvin, A. (2015), “Climate change adaptation through grassroots responses: learning from the ‘Aila’ affected coastal settlements of Bangladesh”, Walter Leal Filho (ed) ‘Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation’, published by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and Springer. (in press).
International Conference & Workshop Paper (peer-reviewed)
- Parvin, A., Alam, A.F.M., and Asad, R. (2013), “Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements in Khulna: A Built Environmental Perspective”, ClimbUrb International Workshop, on Living in Low-income Urban Settlements in an Era of Climate Change: Processes, Practices, Policies, and Politics, 9-10 September 2013, The University of Manchester, UK.
- Parvin, A., and Johnson, C. (2012), “Learning from the indigenous knowledge: towards disaster-resilient coastal settlements in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 1stInternational Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience, 5-6 Nov. 2012, University College London, UK.
- Mostafa, A., and Parvin, A. (2012), “Learning from the Living Laboratory: Towards Responsive Design Pedagogy”, in the Proceedings of the International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, 2-4 February, 2012, pp. 292-301.
- Parvin, A., and Mostafa, A. (2010), “Re-thinking Disaster-Prone Vernacular Settlement: A Comprehensive Strategic Planning towards Disaster-Adaptive Settlements in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of 5th International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements (ISVS 5), 30-31 July, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- Parvin, A, and Mostafa, A (2010), “Sustainable re-invention of the industrial areas of Khulna: Strategic Planning Implications”, Proceedings of the 16thAnnual International Sustainable Development Research Conference, 30 May-01 June, 2010, Hong Kong,http://www.kadinst.hku.hk/sdconf10/Papers_PDF/p401.pdf
- Parvin, A. Ye, A. M., and Jia, B. (2007), “Multilevel Pedestrian movement: does visibility make any difference?”, Proceedings of the 6th International Space Syntax Symposium, June 2007,Istanbul,Turkey. http://www.spacesyntaxistanbul.itu.edu.tr/papers/longpapers/040%20-%20Parvin%20Ye%20Jia.pdf
- Parvin, A., Ye, A. M., and Jia, B, (2006a), “Multilevel spatial configuration and its effect on pedestrian movement: A study of high-density built environment in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of iNTA 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design in Tropical Regions, 3-5 April, 2006, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, pp. A6-1-A6-9, ISBN 979-25-2110-0.
- Parvin, A., Ye, A. M., and Jia, B, (2006b), “Spatial configuration and its effect on community space use: A study of compact built environment in Hong Kong”,Proceedings of 12th International Sustainable Development Research Conference, 6-8 April, 2006, Hong Kong, pp. 154-164, ISBN-13:978-962-7589-27-3, ISBN-10: 962-7589-27-6.
- Parvin, A., Ye, A. M., and Jia, B. (2006c), “Modeling multilevel spatial configuration and its effect on pedestrian movement: study of high density built environment in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of the Australasian Building Educators Association Conference, 12-14 July, 2006, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-15, ISBN-09775325-0-X.
- Parvin, A., Ye, A. M., and Jia, B. (2006d), “Multilevel pedestrian movement: does configuration make any difference?”, Proceedings of the Global Built Environment Network Conference, 11-12 September, 2006, Preston, United Kingdom, pp. 7-16, ISBN 978-1-84728 396-2.
- Parvin, A., Ye, A. M., and Jia, B. (2006e), “Visual accessibility and pedestrian movement: A study of the compact spatial environment in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of The Second Mega-cities International Conference, December, 2006, Guangzhou, China, pp. 258-265.