At the macro scale, Saimum's study addresses the temporal dimension of risk by tracing the long-term impacts of past urban growth and water management policies and practices, and how they have influenced the present flood risk in the catchment. At the meso scale, the focus is on the location and spatial heterogeneity and their influence on the spatial risk distribution. At the micro scale, the study examines the trade-offs between urban form’s transformation and flood risk mitigation at the catchment.
Saimum is an architect and academic, and before starting his PhD was an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the American International University in Bangladesh. He is also the founding editor of contextbd.com – a knowledge platform on architecture education and practice in Bangladesh.