Architect by profession, Pooja Shrestha has completed her Bachelors degree in Architecture and Masters degree in Climate Change and Development from Institute of Engineering, Puchowk Campus. She started her career as Project Architect at Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA) but her career shifted to development jobs after the earthquake in 2015 and has been working to contribute to reconstruction as Shelter Technical Officer at Save the Children International based in Gorkha and Shelter Field Officer at Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Nepal based in Sindhupalchowk. Then she worked as District Coordinator in UNDP based in Gorkha. Currently she is working as Program Coordinator for Resilience in Plan International based in Itahari. She is also currently enrolled in Masters in Rural Development at Tri- Chandra Multiple Campus. Working with the minority and disadvantaged has become her passion and she finds happiness and satisfaction in working in different settings which makes a positive difference in the lives of the people and is thankful to be able to give back to the community through her hard work and dedication.
ABSTRACT Global climate change has rendered traditional urban design processes obsolete. A new paradigm is required in order to develop resilient urban areas able to adapt and thrive in changing global conditions, meet the requirements of carbon-reduction and other environmental measures, and sustain compact urban populations by providing necessary and desirable amenities for urban residents. […]