Published: 28th May 2019

By 2030, over 92% of UK citizens will live in cities, and as the recent youth strikes made crystal clear, the city dwellers of the future are deeply concerned about what sort of urban environment they will grow up into. To help them better appreciate the positive impacts they can make, qualified youth worker Stephanie Robinson is creating an interactive model city which shows children how their energy use and lifestyle contributes to climate change. ‘We want the game to be a meeting space for different ideas for people who haven’t been asked their opinion on climate change or sustainability before,’ says Stephanie. Asking the right questions The interactive board includes 30 spaces that have been wired with electronics. A player will put a model building into space which triggers a sensor, informing them of the environmental and social costs associated with their decision. So, someone might put down a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)