Using Minecraft, design a sustainable city for the future that will allow residents to live comfortably without leaving a large carbon footprint.
A superstorm has wiped out one of the oldest cities in the world and the race is on to rebuild. Your job? To design a sustainable city for the future that will allow residents to live comfortably without leaving a large carbon footprint. Working as a team, we’ll create a layout for the city, develop a zoning code, and determine the locations of buildings, parks, and protected areas before building it in Minecraft. Which public transportation options will help people move throughout the city? How will you effectively and efficiently reduce waste for such a large population? How can you balance the cost and environmental impact of alternative energy sources and still provide enough power to the city’s population? With a combination of urban planning and sustainable engineering we’ll work together to create a futuristic city that is both idealistic and practical — and habitable for centuries to come.
Please Note: no previous experience with Minecraft is necessary for this course.
Create rapid prototypes of sustainable objects and work with your classmates to place these objects within a physical model of your city
Apply the engineering design process to adjust and maximize renewable energy sources — from mini windmills to solar panel pumps
Collaborate as a class to develop zoning guidelines for your city, and use Minecraft to design and locate your virtual structures
Present your finished proposal to an EXPLO design guest for critique and approval
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