Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Uttama Barua

Assistant Professor

Disaster Management

Academic Biography

Uttama Barua received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (URP) from BUET in 2014 and 2018, respectively. After completion of her graduation, she started working as a Research Planner in the Bangladesh Network Office for Urban Safety (BNUS), Department of Civil Engineering, BUET. In 2016, she joined in the Department of URP, BUET as a faculty member and currently holds the position of Assistant Professor. At present she is on leave to pursue her PhD (major in Urban Planning) in the School of Built Environment (BE), Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture (ADA) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. She has been awarded Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship by the Australian Government to pursue her Doctoral degree. Her research interest broadly encompasses disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). She has been involved in researches related to natural hazards (earthquake, flood, etc.); fire safety; structural safety; workplace safety; resilient built environment; planning for sustainable development; environmental planning and management; participatory planning; risk-sensitive land use planning; smart city planning, etc.

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