Why a handbook?

This handbook aims to raise the number and quality of built interventions that have been co-designed with children affected by displacement in the urban context: ultimately advancing their wellbeing. It provides practical insights regarding interventions that put children’s wellbeing first, and at the intersection of participatory design, forced displacement, and the urban context.

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However, an existing range of high-quality resources and guidelines that focus on single aspects, such as children’s participation, forced displacement, participatory design and child-friendly cities, is acknowledged throughout. The reader is invited to switch to these when they offer more detailed information.

This handbook is the starting point for a longer conversation on the importance of engaging children affected by displacement in co-designing built interventions.

Download the handbook by clicking on the button below. Arabic and Spanish versions will be available soon.