Project 1: Urban Displacement and integration of migrants
The project addresses the knowledge gap for city planners, policymakers and support agencies related to how to address the relationship between displacement and urban integration of migrants in the EU. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon inclusive design principles to investigate how urban design, planning, housing and the reuse of buildings can contribute to the integration of migrants in urban areas.
Project 2: Community-led design for disaster resilience
Resilient design is central to climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation as well as to “building back better” after a disaster. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon resilient design principles to investigate how communities can work collaboratively to design and construct disaster resilient landscapes through nature-based solutions and/or in strategies for post-disaster reconstruction that redresses the original sources of vulnerability.
Project: Design for displaced people with disabilities
Disasters adversely impact on people with disabilities more than those without. They also cause new long-term injuries, thus increasing the number of those with disability in a population. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon strengths-based approaches and asset-based community development to develop design strategies for improving the accessibility of infrastructure, shelter and settlements.