December 7, 2023

2022-2023 CRIT Scholar Kulsum Fatima’s research was recently featured in Water Canada, a publication which provides insightful content that speaks to Canada’s water expertise, connects the country’s decision-makers, and promotes better water management and stewardship of our most important natural resource.

To read the article, click here.

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Kulsum is an architect, Living Building Accredited Professional, and a LEED AP. Her field of research experiences involves multiple, green-certified communities, buildings, and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) projects. The most notable, green-certified project in her work portfolio is the American embassy school in Delhi, India which is the first LEED-certified school facility in Asia. Based on her experiences with the green building industry research in promoting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Kulsum shifted her interest from energy-oriented sustainability towards water-based sustainability and that brought her to the ongoing Doctorate at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her research is directed by user expectations attached to water systems in natural and designed environments and their subsequent translation through demonstration design elements with a strong emphasis on placemaking and social sustainability. She is actively working with whole systems design thinking approach in combination with experiential learning engagements at Higher education campuses. Her research explores means and methods for advancing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) local community scale.