SIGUS: Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement
A Rapid, Participatory, Community-based, Children Inclusive Village Planning Workshop
El Salvador, 2004

The SIGUS Group at MIT partnered with 45 earthquake-displaced families in designing their resettlement community through a rapid actionplanning process. Both adults and children were participants: there were two parallel workshops with several joint sessions to exchange ideas. The workshop was held over a period of three days at the local community center, with approximately 38 families and their 68 children, led by SIGUS, an NGO team of 5 staff, and assisted by local university students.

Project Overview
Poster of Village Planning Process
Children's Workshop