Mae La Mai: Self-Sufficient Refugee Settlement: Prototype
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Bibliography: pages 195-196
"Refugee settlements face dependency issues. The only way these refugees can survive is to depend on outside assistance, hoping there are no problems with transportation and access. All their rations and supplements are dependent on shipment from other places. There is a great deal of uncertainty in every facet of a refugees daily existence. Like many things in life, supply and money do run out. When outside assistance stops, what would the refugees do? The issue of dependency in refugee settlements needs to be addressed. A refugee settlement should become less dependent on outside aid and become a self-managed, self-sufficient community. This way, a refugee settlement can build resilience and security in both physical and psychological wellbeing. A self-sufficient settlement prototype will promote a long-term resolution to refugee crisis."
Keywords: refugee, prototype, living condition, sustainable, Thailand-Burma border, refugee settlement, Mae Le camp, self-sufficient, flexibility and mobility, Karen refugee
CHAIR: Varland, Julie Rogers
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