Monthly Archives: April 2023

Designing emergency refugee camps to be more resilient


Emergency settlements are often set up to provide temporary shelter, food, and medical aid to those affected by the disaster until they can rebuild their lives. These settlements are a “Band-Aid” solution that helps to alleviate the immediate suffering of those affected, but what if they add to the trauma by exposing communities to a new set of disasters? In a recent paper published in City, Territory and Architecture, authors propose a design model that gives refugee communities a chance to achieve greater resilience and self-sustainability during crisis situations and enhance their quality of life.

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