SAT-A05: How Minecraft Is Helping the United Nations Improve the World

Start Date
10/20/2018
End Date
10/20/2018
Description
Block by Block is a nonprofit partnership between Mojang and UN-Habitat, which uses Minecraft to empower youth and women in the developing world. This global initiative improves the planning process by giving communities the opportunity to show decision makers how they would like to see their cities in the future.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
No
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn how UN-Habitat is using Minecraft video game Block by Block to solve unique environmental, infrastructure and social challenges. 2. Understand the challenges and successes of using three-dimensional gaming in designing landscape infrastructure. 3. Gain insight on how these powerful tools can break down generational, gender and cultural walls. 4. Examine strategies that are currently being used in community input process in the United States and throughout the world.
Instructors
Pontus Westerberg; Pamela M.. Galera, ASLA, LEED AP; Richard Barrett, ASLA; Deirdre Quarnstrom;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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