Using human centred design to understand the use of safe spaces during a disaster
Community: Patuakhali district, Bangladesh
Partners: The World Bank and LGED
Community cyclone shelters offer refuge for vulnerable populations - they are a first line of defence for those with inadequate housing. We spoke with communities along the Bay of Bengal to analyse these multipurpose buildings and presented design recommendations to the World Bank for 250 new builds.
Bangladesh is one of the world's most disaster-prone countries... particularly susceptible to cyclones and floods.
Map: Patuakhali district and sites studied