The African Collaborative Institute of Design (ACID) has been studying conflict and violence induced internal displacement in Nigeria for the past two years. Our primary research agenda is to provide a circular economy framework that will enable internally displaced people (IDP) to be well integrated into society in such a way that they not just fit in, but thrive socially, environmentally and economically. Internal displacement is a forced movement of people from their places of abode. Internally displaced persons are people who are forced to leave their homes but unlike refugees, they remain within their country’s borders. Furthermore, internal displacement can also be seen as the forced migration of persons from their homeland due to uncomfortable conditions regarding politics/governance, culture, religion or natural/man-made disasters. Various conflict and violence occurrence triggering internal displacement in the country have been occurring for centuries but recently, the terrain is different and the current age and urban complexity has made the situation complicated.