Whoever said games can’t be used for uses other than entertainment? Minecraft is being used to model 300 places across the globe for a project called Block for Block. Urban locations are being made so that residents can take a virtual tour, see what the area will be like and even influence how the regeneration cash will be sent. The first part to be modelled as a pilot was a Undugu Playground – part of the Kibera slum region on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Hopefully there will be 300 areas modelled by 2016, which will allow people to have more of a say in how their locale will change.
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