Fatima Wang


King’s College London

Through research, education and community engagement, universities have huge potential to have a positive impact on local communities and to forge unique collaborations. I have developed and engaged in several projects in line with this mission.

On the topic of education, I set up 9 green impact initiatives with Lambeth's Air Quality Team and Business Improvement Districts for MSc students studying sustainability. Through a living lab approach, these students were able to have a real impact on our local community.

Regarding research, I have started a new project with a colleague on low traffic neighbourhoods in Lambeth to motivate residents to adopt greener modes of transport.

In terms of extracurricular activities, I have been an active member of the King’s Climate Action Network, attending all Research subgroup meetings and driving the brainstormed actions. For example, I co-organised an interdisciplinary research event showcasing sustainability research across King's which has inspired more interdisciplinary sustainability research opportunities.

Top 3 Learnings

  1. The power of collaboration between policymakers and researchers/students to propel behavioural change across society.
  2. Interdisciplinary research is a challenge – but where there is appetite there can be change.
  3. Creating jolt experiences promulgates further innovative ideas for sustainability.
11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production 13 - Climate Action 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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