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    Architecture Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh.


Rumana Asad
Associate Professor

Rumana Asad is an Associate Professor of Architecture Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. She completed Master of Humana settlement from Katholieke Universitiet, Leuven, Belgium with the support of VLIR-OUS scholarship. Leuven and Bachelor of Architecture from Khulna University. She also awarded COMMONWEALTH University of Newcastle Scholarship 2016 to pursue full time PhD in Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle, Australia.    With a background in architecture and water urbanism, Rumana is working as a course coordinator for a post-graduate degree program. Rumana is responsible for developing relations between the discipline with other universities and professional communities of the country, facilitating resources and sharing information among these groups to work towards a sustainable built environment.

 

Key research areas for Rumana includes water urbanism, flood adaptation, traditional water knowledge, climate change and resilience. Rumana has a long-time experience in teaching of architectural history, ecology, landscape, and urban design theories, as well as conducts design studios at the undergraduate level. She also worked as casual faculty and team member of several research projects with the University of Newcastle, Australia.

 

Master of Human Settlement (MaHS),

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Khulna University, Khulna

Climate Change, Adaptive Settlement Planning, Water Urbanism.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

1)Associate Professor (June, 2014 to Current)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.

 

2)Assistant Professor (September, 2008 to June,2014)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.

 

3)Lecturer (June, 2006 to September, 2008)

Full time Undergraduate teaching

Employer: Architecture Discipline, School of Science, Engineering and technology

Khulna University, Bangladesh.

 

4) Casual Academic (July, 2019 to June,2021)

Employer: School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia.

 

4) Architect (June, 2005 to May, 2006)

Employer: Vitti  Shapati Brindo Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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Journal Paper


1 ) Asad, R.Ahmed, I.Vaughan, J. and von Meding, J. (2021): Traditional water knowledge: challenges and opportunities to build resilience to urban floods,  International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of print. Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-08-2020-0091


2) Ness, D., & Asad, R. (2017). Towards integrated water infrastructure systems for climate resilience and socio-economic co-benefits in the developing world. People, Place and Policy11(1).


3) Alam, A. A., Asad, R., & Kabir, M. E. (2016). Rural settlements dynamics and the prospects of densification strategy in rural Bangladesh. Springer Plus, 5(1), 1.

 

4) Asad, R. & Ahsan, S.M.R. (2012):   Structuring Urban Sustainability with Water: A Case of Kamrangir Chor, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Journal of Social and Development Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 293-303. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/88011671

5) Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Alam, A.F.M.A. (2012):  Urban Regeneration for Sustainable Economic Growth: the study of Boro Bazaar in Khulna, Bangladesh, Journal of Social and Development Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 111-122.

 

6) Ahsan, S.M.R., Asad, R. & Afrin, J.(2007):  Domestic Fuel Consumption and the Indoor Air Pollution: The Issue of Health Hazard in Rural Bangladesh, The Journal of Geo-Environment, Vol. 7, pp 13-29, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

 


Book chapter


1 ) Asad, R.,  Vaughan, J., Ahmed, I. and von Meding, J.: Photo-voice as means to experience Water space: Exploring Traditional Water Knowledge in Khulna, Bangladesh, ASTI Book Series, Springer. (in press)

 

2) Parvin, A., Alam, A.F.M., and Asad, R. (2016): “A Built Environment Perspective on Adaptation in Urban Informal Settlements, Khulna, Bangladesh”, in M. Roy, et.al. (eds.) (2016), Urban Poverty and Climate Change Lived experience of slum dwelling in Asia, Africa and Latin America, Routledge-Earthscan, pp. 77-94.

 

3)Alam, A.F.M.A.; Asad, R.; Parvin, A. (2015). Climate change adaptation through grassroots responses: learning from the ‘Aila’ affected coastal settlements of Bangladesh, Walter Leal & Ilan Kelman (eds) ‘Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation’, published by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) and Springer. http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-642-40455-9_16-1

 

Conference paper (peer reviewed)

 

 

1) Ahsan, S.M.R & Asad, R.(2013): Climate Induced Migration (CIM) and Impacts on Urban Service facilities in Khulna, Bangladesh. In: Osman, M.S, Islam, S.M.A., Saha, G.C., Islam, M.N, Alam, M.A. (eds), Climate Change Impact and Adaptation, International Conference Proceedings, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh, pp 295-303, 14-16 November, 2013.

 

2) Sharma, B.B. & Asad, R.(2007): Lifestyle and Living Pattern of the Jamdani Weavers- A case of Government’s Rehabilitation Scheme, In: Nilufar, F. (eds),  Architecture for the Economically Disadvantaged, International Seminar Proceedings, Dhaka, Department of Architecture, BUET, pp 70-77, 23-24 March,2007.

 

 

Conference paper (only presented)

 

1) Asad, R., Ahmed, I., Vaughan, J., Von Meding, J. (2020): Photo-voice as means to Experience Water space: Exploring local people’s View in Khulna, Bangladesh. IN RRAU 2020,  Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism. Video conference, Malaysia, 14-16 November, 2020.

 

2) Asad, R., Ahmed, I., Vaughan, J., Von Meding, J. (2020):Understanding the Role of Traditional Water Knowledge for Building Resilience to Urban Floods, In ICBR09, International Conference on Building Resilience, 13-15 January 2020.

 

3)Asad, R., Von Meding, J., Ahmed, I.(2019) Urban water management practices of Khulna city: Scope of transformation towards Water Sensitive Cities,  An Extended Abstract presented in the 9th International i-Rec Conference, Disrupting the status quo: Reconstruction, recovery and resisting disaster risk creation, June 5-7, 2019.

 

4)Ahsan, R. and Asad, R. (2007): Urban Regeneration for Sustainable Economic Growth: a study on Boro Bazar the main economic hub of Khulna city, Bangladesh. In: First Annual Conference of Bangladesh Regional Science Association (BRSA). Dhaka: Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET).