Leila Irajifar is an interdisciplinary academic working on the intersection of urban design/planning, disaster resilience, and complex systems modelling as a means to better understand the interdependencies of physical, natural and socio-economic responses in the face of climate change and other social and environmental hazards. Leila is a program director in the Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. As a lecturer in MoDDD and Landscape Architecture, her teaching courses include “Building Urban Resilience”, “Industry Project Implementation”, “Shelter and Settlements”, “Disaster, Design and Development” and “Information systems in disaster response and humanitarian relief”. Previously, she has had several years of experience in professional practice in architecture and urban planning. She has been involved in UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Program in Barcelona and worked on economic resilience in rust belt cities as a research fellow at the Institute for Great Lakes Research in Michigan.