refugee camps

Transforming Land, Transforming Lives

In time to be communicated at the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey this year, the Lemon Tree Trust together with Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford, a senior research fellow at the Agroecology, Resilience & Water department of Coventry University has released the wonderful: Transforming Land, Transforming Lives publication.

Blueprint Plans Model Refugee Camps

The Blueprint Initiative, an alliance formed to develop patterns for regenerative settlements, has agreed upon a project to design model refugee camps, Blueprint 200. During a meeting held at Healing Biotope 1, Tamera, from March 30 to April 3, 2016, the plan to design and build two demonstration sites was agreed upon. The sites will embody a whole-system approach to the building of regenerative settlements, and incorporate all aspects of the basic infrastructure needed by displaced people, such as water and sanitation, energy, road access, agriculture, and shelter.

UNHCR Resources on Integrated Design for Refugees

Masterplan

Here are some interesting resources that have been funded by the UNHCR, UN’s refugee agency, which involve more integrated design and solutions. The last two resources were from “Permaculture for Peace” resource list

Redesigning Refugee Communities
Here’s an article on redesigning refugee communities, using an integrated masterplan design, including where to build hospitals, schools, etc. focusing on community development.

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