Syeda Rafsana Hossain

BArch (KU), M.Plan (MQ, Australia)


Syeda Rafsana Hossain is a fulltime lecturer at the State University of Bangladesh where she teaches courses including Introduction to Urban Planning & Design, and Urbanism and also supervises Architectural and Urban design studios. She is also an associate member of Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and have completed a number of architectural and interior design projects in Narayanganj. She was awarded the Australia Awards by DFAT, Australia in 2017 to pursue her masters. During her masters, she conducted two research projects focusing on sustainable transport in Sydney, Australia. Her research focused on how large-scale infrastructural development can create both actual and perceived impacts, and thus threaten social sustainability in a long run. She is currently involved in a couple of research projects on street social activities of Dhaka and the impact of the pandemic on informal livelihood along with a renowned academic of Australian University.One of her journal paper employed the notion of social impacts and power relationships in large-scale development to understand state-community conflict. During her undergraduate thesis, she has worked on ecotourism development and the study of human nature interdependencies. Her current research interest includes human-centered design, social sustainability, informal urbanism and system-oriented design


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