Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in 'Integrated Design and Sustainability for the Built Environment' (IDEAS-BE.ca). She is also a member of the inter-university research team, 'Laboratoire d’étude de l’architecture potentielle' (LEAP). In 2020, she published, “Analyzing Eco-Architecture Beyond Performance”. In 2019, she co-edited, “On the Potential of Didacticism in Architecture” with Dr. Cynthia Hammond, and in 2015 co-edited, “Architecture Competitions and the Production of Culture, Quality and Knowledge: An International Inquiry” with Dr. Jean-Pierre Chupin and Dr. Bechara Helal. Her research is focused on how sustainable design practices for the built environment can foster socio-cultural transformations while improving environmental conditions in the city – the potential of a collective making of the city.