Dr Claudia Loggia

Senior Lecturer at University of KwaZulu-Natal

Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Claudia Loggia is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her research focuses on sustainability and the built environment, green infrastructure, and low-income housing design. She is leading the South African research team for a new collaborative project called ISULabantu, in partnership with the University of Westminster, University College London and a local NGO uTshani Fund (SA). This interdisciplinary projects aims at co-producing sustainable and integrated approaches for community-led upgrading in informal settlements. It explores construction, environmental management and urban governance in slum upgrading processes in the Durban Metropolitan area. This project has received a 3-year ESRC/NRF Urban Transformation in South Africa Grant, with Dr M.C. Georgiadou leading the UK team.

Claudia holds both a PhD in Building Engineering, and an MEng in Engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy). She has recently been awarded the Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship, in collaboration with Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou at the University of Westminster.