Tuesday 04/22/20143:15pm-3:45pm - NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts
Block by Block – Using Minecraft In Urban Planning Projects
PARTICIPANTS: Pontus Westerberg
In 2012, UN-Habitat, the United Nations programme for sustainable towns and cities, and Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, entered into an innovative partnership. Through the partnership, named Block by Block, UN-Habitat uses Minecraft to involve citizens, particularly young people, in the planning and design of quality public spaces worldwide. In this session Pontus Westerberg from UN-Habitat will explain the process and benefits of using Minecraft in building projects, giving examples from Kenya, Nepal, Sweden and Haiti.