Urmi Sengupta is a senior lecturer in spatial planning who is affiliated with Queen’s University Belfast. She has extensively researched and published about architectural, urban, and housing issues for cities in the global south, with a focus on Asia. She sits on the editorial boards of various academic journals and received her Ph.D. from Newcastle University.
Just five years on since the devastating 2015 earthquake, Nepal's reconstruction efforts have been halted due to the pandemic. This op-ed explores how to ensure community resilience and preparedness for an imminent disaster.