Mittul is currently working as a researcher with regional communities in Victoria (Australia) to co-produce their resilience action plan. She is also part of a team of researchers working on the UN-Habitat project “Climate Resilient Honiara” (Solomon Islands) for developing nature based solutions to informal settlements and urban spaces. Her research strengths include:
- co-design and co-production approach
Mittul did her Masters of Sustainable development in the built environment from UNSW in Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor of Architecture from CEPT in Ahmedabad, India. Following her masters and before starting PhD, she practiced in architecture and urban design profession, mainly in the private sector, for more than seven years. Her PhD examined program decisions and processes during post-disaster shelter and settlement reconstruction that helped carve pathways for community to build their resilience in the longer term. She moved from practice to academia due to her passion for teaching and her intention to bridge the silos between industry and academia, and research and teaching. Her courses include experiential design+build studios, international humanitarian study tours or industry-partnered courses enabling students experience of real life projects, real clients and an opportunity to address some of the pressing challenges of our time such as climate change at local and micro scale.
Mittul is a lecturer at RMIT University Sustainability and Urban Planning and is available for PhD supervision.