The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Co-designing built interventions with children affected by displacement

02 December 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Event Information

Open to



Andrea Rigon


Virtual event

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The event will also feature interpretation into Arabic and Spanish provided by students of the Interpreting and Languages team at London Metropolitan University.

DPU/UCL and CatalyticAction in partnership with UNICEF and UN-Habitat have published a practical handbook to support all the actors involved in the co-design of such interventions. The handbook is an output from the DPU co-led research project 'Co-designing social infrastructure with children affected by displacement (DeCID)'

Children make up 40% of the 80 million displaced people globally. Their experiences of displacement are diverse and responses must be tailored to their realities. This handbook aims to increase the number and quality of built interventions that have been co-designed with children affected by displacement in the urban context. It provides practical guidelines for codesigning that ensure these interventions put children’s wellbeing first.

Codesigned built interventions can empower children, have a positive impact on the local economy, improve social cohesion and integration, and deliver better urban spaces and infrastructures for children and their communities.
Different stakeholders will present their take on these participatory design processes with children and the handbook will be presented to the audience.
Dyfed Aubrey - UN-Habitat,
Joana Dabaj - CatalyticAction
Andrea Rigon - DPU, UCL
Sonia Ilias - UNICEF Lebanon
Maryam Nazzal, UN-Habitat Lebanon
and others TBC