At This NYC Summer Camp, Kids Build Dream Cities From Scratch
- Jackie Snow for Smart Cities Dive August 9th, 2017
- Source: http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/at-this-nyc-summer-camp-kids-build-dream-cities-from-scratch/448994/
On a recent August afternoon in Brooklyn, dozens of summer camp students swarmed around cities of their own creation. Sure, they were mostly built out of Legos, small sensors and cardboard, but they were thoughtfully laid out with carefully designed infrastructure. One such city was Meracia, a name that is less exotic than first appearance.
"It’s actually just America with all the letters scrambled," said Elizabeth, 12, who worked on Meracia.
Elizabeth explained that Meracia was built in the shape of a hexagon so everything can be equally distributed.